MABEN GROUP PTY LTD

For over a decade, Maben has been challenging larger and more established construction companies for an increasing share of top-end business.

As well as having energy and drive on our side and a true passion for the business, we offer a number of clear points-of- difference other organisations can’t match.

‘The user’s experience. The employee’s experience. The contractor’s experience. All of that is important to us.’ Ben Pedersen, Founder / Director

FOCUS

The majority of our work comes from the retail sector that demands a premium product delivered with maximum time efficiencies and economies. We have also undertaken a number of innovative and challenging office developments and unique residential projects that call for exceptional quality, detail and finish. Our clients have included companies such as Woolworths, GPT, Challenger, AMP Capital, Coles, Sussan Group, Frasers Property, Stockland and MAB Corporation. A keen appreciation and understanding of good architecture and design has always informed our work and lead to successful collaborations with some of Australia’s finest architects. A high level of client satisfaction means Maben continues to grow on repeat business, referral and reputation.

‘We’ve built a company our clients can depend on, every bit as good as the largest in the market, but more inventive and accessible. We plan to stay agile, light and hungry.’
Ben Pedersen, Founder / Director

LEADERSHIP

Maben is 100% Australian-owned and totally independent. Each of our directors works full time in the business. The core management team collectively brings over 100 years hands-on high-end construction experience to every project. A Maben Director will oversee construction from start to finish, guiding our internal teams and operating as your central point of contact throughout the entire process. In fact, all Maben directors will be personally involved with your project at every stage of development, maintaining an overview of progress with daily or weekly updates. An in-house team of 40+ helps drive every project, supported by contractors allied to Maben through long term connections and established track records. Our hands-on leadership approach has proven to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of each project we undertake.

‘Maben is a company where all eyes are on the delivery of the client’s project. The directors aren’t twice removed. Our people and our clients see us onsite, involved in every key decision.’ Damien Marasco, Founder/Director

COLLABORATION

'The only way we can do it well all the way down the line is with clear communication, making the time, connecting with our client, talking to our people onsite, from top to bottom.’ Craig Gathercole, Director

Our business is based on a genuine model of collaboration, consultation and communication. Our clients have the confidence of knowing that our executive team is connected across every aspect of their project, ensuring it stays on track and all stakeholders are kept in the communication loop. We choose our people not on skill set alone, but on their capacity to grow through mentorship and thrive in a culture that demands both collaboration and the will to succeed. Our working relationships with architects and project consultant teams are based on mutual respect which plays a key role in the quality delivery of our work. Our design and construction process seamlessly connects the architect’s vision and the client’s objectives—working within the constraints of time and budget. Our flat-line structure and consultative approach is one way we guarantee the effective delivery of every project.

‘We communicate with our clients daily or weekly, hourly if necessary. Our style is collaborative and cooperative. Never contractual or confrontational.’
Richard Stubs, Estimating Manager

DELIVERY

‘We can deliver fast and deliver with quality. It’s all about how you manage the systems and sequence of construction, really. It starts when you first put pen to paper.’ Craig Gathercole, Director

To date, Maben has successfully delivered over 165 completed projects in a combination of retail, commercial and residential sectors. Over the years, our work has received significant industry recognition, primarily at the Master Builders MBAV Awards for Commercial Construction and at the Architects Institute of Australia Awards for Commercial Architecture. Our clients and collaborators appreciate our uncomplicated flat-line structure and straight-talking consultative approach. As a result we have developed many long-term client relationships and ongoing collaborations with a range of stakeholders. Our approach is also valued on site with our various trade teams and contractors committed to our performance ethic. Our process, our culture and, most importantly, our drive to be the best, ensures we can always commit to the three pillars of project delivery: On time. On budget. On quality.

‘This is what we do. Deliver on time, cost and quality. We’re comfortable to say it that bluntly.’ Craig Gathercole, Director

Damien Marasco

Damien Marasco

Director

Damien Marasco founded Maben Group with Ben Pedersen in 2004. He is responsible for the general operation of all Maben Group projects, providing leadership in the day-to-day running of the sites and the performance of site operations. His extensive experience and professionalism has enabled him to construct projects across residential, commercial and industrial sectors, including key projects such as the Beaconsfield Parade Luxury Residence, Sussan Group Head Office, 222 Exhibition Street, Market Square Shopping Centre and La Manna Direct. Damien has over 20 years of industry experience.

Ben Pedersen

Ben Pedersen

Director

Ben Pedersen founded Maben Group with Damien Marasco in 2004, demonstrating true entrepreneurial characteristics and a passion for the industry. Since its inception the company has grown, acquiring a loyal and dedicated team, who as a group field the charge in building and construction management. His experience and knowledge in contract administration and construction management is highly sought after in the industry. Ben is dedicated to creating a proactive and progressive construction company based on integrity and one with a strong focus on establishing building knowledge and efficiency within the organisation.

Craig Gathercole

Craig Gathercole

Director

Craig has developed a wealth of practical and professional experience within the construction industry including design development, program planning, construction management and project management on a number of complex projects. Having worked on a number of new and refurbished projects in all sectors, Craig has specialist experience in retail, hotel, residential and institutional projects. He has extensive knowledge in all facets of construction and utilises his leadership skills to provide critical support and communication with our clients and design teams.

Richard Stubs

Richard Stubs

Estimating Manager

Richard heads the Estimating Department and is responsible for managing the preparation of tenders, submissions and other presentations to support Maben Group Business Development activities. He liaises directly with clients and their representatives and consultants in the pre-construction and construction phase of our projects. He has extensive experience at all types of project procurement including cost planning, guaranteed maximum price and hard money, design and construct tenders, and construction management.

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Senior Cost Planner

Andrew provides relevant estimating, tendering and administration experience to the Business Development team. His foresight and unique knowledge of the construction industry across all relevant trades has earned him a well-deserved reputation, and he utilises these relationships to the benefit of our Clients and their projects during the construction value management and design development stages. Andrew’s knowledge and experience with major design briefs and specifications is highly sought after in the industry and makes him an invaluable member of the Maben Group team.