He’s well known locally for his sporting achievements but Matt Haimes is back in town to make a name for himself in the building industry.
A prominent junior swimming and surf lifesaving champion, Matt’s return to the Bundaberg Region also sees him fulfill a lifelong dream with the launch of new business Haimes Industries.
And the qualified builder has a host of local connections to call upon, making his business endeavour a family affair with the involvement of skilled relatives.
Matt said he had always wanted to start a family owned and operated building business.
“It has been a goal for many years to start a construction business utilising some of the expertise we have in the family such as my brother who is an electrician, my father who is in telecommunications and myself a builder,” Matt said.
“The business is in a steady growth stage as we continue to set up in Bundaberg, but the local support has been amazing so far.”
Matt finished school in grade 11 to start an apprenticeship and said he knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in building.
“I was into furniture building and manual arts in school, so I have always been interested in building and known that I wanted to be a builder.
“I love being able to design something and see the finished product,” he said.
Having lived in Brisbane since 2015, Matt decided a move back to Bundaberg was needed to get away from the busy city life since welcoming his first child late last year.
Matt brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Haimes Industries, working as a site manager for a high-end residential property developer in Brisbane.
“Having worked on many different projects during my time in Brisbane, I have used this experience to help shape Haimes Industries and the work we are doing.”
Over the next 12 months, Matt hopes to build the business with a focus on servicing the needs of the Bundaberg community.
Matt and his team are currently working on the fit out of a new Burnett Heads cafe.
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