“Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.” – Spryte Loriano
McCorkell’s story began in 1928 heading into the Great Depression. Samuel McCorkell had just completed his apprenticeship at Swinburne Technical College and was faced with the decision of either working for himself, or not at all.
S.H.McCorkell was born and Sam officially began trading.
Legend has it that during lunch breaks at the construction site, Sam would get his goal keepers stick out of the boot and stand alongside his car. He would hand out balls to the site personnel and reward them if they could throw the ball past him and hit his car.
Sam’s attention to detail and great relationships with local suppliers and subcontractors enabled S.H.McCorkell to navigate through these challenges and grow as a business.
“Great systems build an adaptable business capable of adjusting to project specific requirements”
– a mantra often referred to by Rex.
Our adaptability as a company enabled the business to navigate through the mid 90’s which was a difficult time for all in the construction industry.
As experienced many times throughout the history of our business, the key to our longevity has come from not just the diversity of our projects, but the relationships we form along the way and our ability to adapt in challenging markets.
To be continued…