Meet the man behind our company:
Mr Tim O’Callaghan O’Callaghan Building & Maintenance founder
Licensed Builder: DB-U 41950 and CB-L 37590
A qualified carpenter by trade, Tim was fortunate to spend his apprenticeship years working alongside five highly skilled ‘old school’ chippies who mentored him well in the value of never cutting corners; and always taking the utmost care in performing his craft.
“It used to frustrate me that they each had their own different style of doing things they wanted me to follow” recalls Tim, “but when I look back now, the invaluable lesson it taught me is that there’s often many ways to address (and overcome) particular project problems ~ and get to a top quality end result”.
“Working out the best path to take for clients is really a matter of planning ahead; and having the ability (and experience) to visualise the building process from start to finish”.
In 2009, O’Callaghan Building began with Tim gaining his Commercial Builders licence and deciding to focus on his interest in commercial fitouts.
Since this time, the organic, word-of mouth growth of the business is due in no small part to Tim’s honest, communicative and transparent approach; commitment to craftsmanship; and the fact that regardless of size, he gives each and every project undertaken his close and undivided attention.
As Tim points out, “We’ve really concentrated on building up a team of qualified tradesmen who we know we can rely on to take professional pride in their work and maintain the highest quality standards. It’s not only important to the success of each job, but also in creating a learning environment for the apprentices we employ to gain good habits from the very best people”.
Through persistent customer demand (and company evolution), O’Callaghan has now also become licensed as an Unlimited Domestic Builder. Already this has led to performing a number of large renovation and extension projects along with new single and multi dwelling developments.
Today, Tim’s finding the residential side of the business just as rewarding as the commercial ~ “It’s allowing me to work hand-in-hand with clients (and their architects) to create and craft spaces that do real justice to their plans and dreams. That’s enjoyable. And I know the extra effort we put in, is always much appreciated.”