The HCH Story

Hunter Coast Homes Pty Ltd (HCH) commenced trading in June 1993 and has been involved with more than 670 local projects throughout the region

The company was initially formed by Trevor Bice, a current Director, in partnership with his wife, Karen. Initially, the company was known as Bicebuild P/L. The business was operated from Trevor’s residence for the first 7 years of trading, which allowed the company to enjoy steady growth, cost control and immediate attention to customers’ needs, business ethics that are still very much focused upon today. In 1995, the company Bicebuild Pty Ltd was formed and started trading as Hunter Coast Homes.

This path was followed for 4 years before 1999 saw the building industry heading for its busiest period ever with the introduction of the GST on July 1, 2000. This period throughout the building industry was unbelievably busy, with demand outweighing supply enormously and resources stretched to breaking point.

In May 2000, Darren Rodgers joined the company during the mad pre-GST period and ended up purchasing fifty per cent of the business in July 2000 to become a full partner and fellow Director of HCH. Further changes were then necessary. The company name was changed to Hunter Coast Homes Pty Ltd, and the company was relocated to an office space in Lambton. As part of the expansion plans, more staff were employed to help with the ever-increasing workloads we were experiencing.

Following on from Lambton, we were on the lookout once more for larger premises again and purchased the former Aristocrat Poker Machine building in Christo Road Georgetown. We spent the next 5 years there growing the business until we decided to go again.

We have recently completed a new head office and warehousing facility at Carrington from where we are currently operating. We have included state-of-the-art kitchens, bathrooms, and construction, so our clients can see the level of finishes and expertise that they can come to expect from one of Newcastle’s most respected building companies. Carrington Offices were completed in 2012 and are still our current work address. If history is anything to go by, we will be due to relocate again in the next few years to maintain our averages.

Today our staff levels have grown, and our employees are committed to customer service and delivering a quality product to our clients on time and on budget.