Our History

The GWH of today is the successful result of over 25 years of innovation to redefine and improve the building process from beginning to end. Along the journey, we've established our most valuable assets – a highly experienced, qualified team and long-standing strategic partnerships that enable our unique vertical integration.

Within a year of founding GWH, Grahame Chevalley and Hilton Grugeon AM completed their first industrial building in Thornton. Ten years and numerous major commercial and industrial projects later, we were the proud winners of the Master Builders Newcastle 2015 Excellence in Building Award. It was recognition of our passion for excellence, quality and the desire to build up and support our region's home and business owners.

Over $1 billion of successful building projects

Since 1995, we've completed a breadth of projects for an extensive number of local businesses as well as major Australian organisations operating in our Hunter region. From fire stations, business parks, hotels and shopping centres to bulky goods, warehouses, service stations and self-storage – every project was successfully delivered on budget and on time.

GWH's residential developments in prime locations continue to break new ground by ensuring homeowners and investors have access to affordable living without compromising on quality. With many more industrial, commercial and residential projects in the pipeline, we look forward to the next 20 years continuing to make property possible.

Watch Five part Mini series
Grahame Chevalley and Hilton Grugeon AM establish GWH Build. The company completes its first industrial building in Thornton
Maitland Federation Centre - Hunter Concrete Products Building - Tyrell's Wineries
Celebrates the first decade with a greater focus on commercial developments; Thornton Supa Centre - Hunter Supa Centre - One Reliance (Commercial Office & Warehouse Strata Units) - Neighbourhood Shopping Centres
Under clever management GWH successfully navigates the GFC and builds numerous commercial hotel and accomodation developments including; Bradford Hotel - Maitland Motel & Conference Centre - Maitland Toyota projects
GWH celebrates 20 years of making property possible in Newcastle and Lower Hunter regions. Winner of Master Builders Newcastle Excellence in Building Award Completed Projects: Cordina Food Manufacturing Facility, North Wyong 7-11, Kellyville Storage
Top 3 at NSW Safe Work Awards and Winner of The Hunter Safety Awards – Most Innovative WHS Idea (SME). Winner of Master Builders 'Apartment Development of the Year' for AERO. Completed Projects: AERO, SOHO, Millhorn and Centrale Apartments
Winner of Master Builders 'Apartment Development of the Year' - Sky Residences. Completed Projects include Highpoint and ElderSt apartments. Service Station and Fast food in Belmont. Hive Childcare, Impact Mining Industrial Unit and Wyee Shopping Village
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