Our goal at MQS is to make building better. Knowing there is much more to construction than a set of numbers creates the foundation for all our projects. We don’t shy away from challenges; we embrace them.
Our energetic and youthful team are unique, diverse, and committed to tailoring our services to meet our clients’ needs, while delivering measurable results on projects others would avoid.
By understanding your objectives, we tailor our approach and add value where it counts. We provide all the benefits of a large company, with a small business and family culture. We encourage professional development, community involvement and climate conscientiousness.
We are proud of who we are and how we are evolving. We want you to experience this too.
When I first started working as a Quantity Surveyor in 2007, I completed a Character Strengths test as part of a team-building exercise. My results came back and my top 5 strengths were Love, Bravery, Social Intelligence, Creativity and Justice. When I compared this to the leaders in the company whom I looked up and aspired to, my strengths weren’t what most would think typical of a Quantity Surveyor.
In 2015 I took extended leave and I spent the best part of a year in the remote parts of the Sierra Mountain range in Califonia, USA, working as a guide for Golden Trout Wilderness Pack Trains. They are a small family-owned horseback outfitter who transport fishermen and hunters into remote areas only accessible via foot or horseback. During this time, I travelled over 5,500kms (think Hobart to Darwin) on a horse named Cocoa. With long periods in solitary and isolation, it gave me time to think about my strengths, my career and my prospects for when I returned home. It took some months for me to realise my ‘character strengths’ – although atypical for a Quantity Surveyor – were not failings, but strengths that would differentiate and allow me to challenge what makes a Quantity Surveyor, the value they bring to a project and service they provide.
With this newfound invigoration and determination, I returned home to Melbourne and in time established Melbourne Quantity Surveyors.
With over 15 years in Quantity Surveying and Construction on in excess of 1,100 completed projects ranging from $15,000 to in excess of $50million in all corners of Victoria, from small bathroom renovations to the recent façade restoration at the Royal Exhibition Building. Australia’s only World Heritage-listed building. With this experience, I now have a diverse range of experience that sees me well positioned to offer tailored advice on even the most complex of projects.