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Geelong Business Excellence Awards 2018

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Lyons Construction was the proud sponsor of the Medium to Large Business Award at the 2018 Geelong Business Excellence Awards and Norm Lyons took much pleasure in presenting the award to genU’s chief executive officer, Mike McKinstry.

In accepting the award Mike acknowledged the long history of genU’s two foundation organisations, Karingal and St Lawrence, and the tremendous growth and process of change that the organisation has gone through in the past few years.

genU currently has nearly 3000 staff operating from over 200 locations throughout Australia. genU provides a range of services for all ages including accommodation, employment and recreation services for individuals with disability, a mental health support service, and a training service for the community services sector.

Mike stressed the award was only possible due to the commitment of the whole team at genU to strive for excellence.  

Lyons Construction wishes to congratulate each member of the genU team for the outstanding work that they do in creating and delivering innovative services and supports that empower the people they work with to reach their full potential.

Despite delivering completely different services Lyons Construction and genU have a number of synergies; we are both companies with a long history of working in the Geelong region and who have made a strong commitment to add value to our community.

For information about the amazing range of services genU provide, the genU business enterprises such as the Botanic Cafe on the Lake and the Geelong Community Nursery and how you can be involved with genU through donating and/or volunteering please visit the genU website.

A special mention of the genU video Jeremy the Dud. It has a very powerful message about inclusion of people with disability into society and the workforce. 

Jeremy the Dud

 

Building excellence for 89 years

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Since 1929 Lyons Construction has been building excellence and at the 2018 Master Builders Association of Victoria (MBAV) awards, held on Friday 15 June 2018, this was recognised with Lyons Construction taking out top honours as Regional Commercial Builder of the Year. 

The awards held at The Pier – Geelong, a previous award winning project for Lyons Construction, are the premier awards for the building industry in Australia. The nominations for this year’s awards showcased the exceptional technical expertise and standards of building excellence achieved by residential and commercial builders in the South West region of Victoria.

Lyons Construction won Excellence in Construction of Commercial Buildings over $10M for our Star of The Sea Aged Care Residence – Torquay project. We were then very honoured to win the overall prize of Best Regional Commercial Builder for 2018. Winning such a prestigious peer based award is extremely humbling and immensely gratifying. It is just reward for all of the long hours, hard work, attention to detail and persistence that is required to construct buildings of excellence.

Like most achievements it was a team effort and we acknowledge and congratulate all Lyons Construction team members involved in the project for their technical expertise, determination, and commitment to excellence which resulted in such an outstanding outcome. We also wish to thank the client, architects, the subcontractors and all of the suppliers for the integral part they played in completing this project.

Lyons Construction is very proud of being awarded 2018 Regional Commercial Builder of the Year and we look forward to representing our region at the MBAV State Finals to be held later in the year.  We anticipate the competition will be tough and no matter the outcome we continue our commitment to all of our clients to construct buildings of excellence.  

Cunningham Pier

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Lyons Construction has a long history of “building excellence” in and around Geelong. One of the most iconic would be the building (which I still call Smorgy’s…I’m showing my age) at the end of Cunningham Pier.

The venue has come a long way since people flocked to Smorgy’s restaurant in their droves for the “all you can eat” smorgasbord with the kids squealing in delight at the Animatronic floor show, featuring Salty the Seal and Neptune resplendent in a Geelong footy jumper.

The restaurants currently occupying the building at the end of Cunningham Pier are a lot more refined. The Pier offers what I believe is one of the best views in town and you can’t beat Wah Wah Gee for great tasting food in a hip and funky atmosphere. The building has definitely stood the test of time; it perches resplendent on the end of the pier.

My favourite view of it is when I round the bend from Rippleside and it is bathed in late afternoon sun. In 1998 Norm Lyons won an Australian Institute of Building, Professional Excellence in Building, award for overseeing the building of “Smorgy’s”.

This award, accepted on behalf of all who worked on “Smorgy’s”, was in recognition of the high level of expertise and skill required to complete the project, particularly in such challenging surroundings, situated on the end of a pier with water on three sides. It’s testament to the Lyons Construction staff and subcontractors that the building has weathered the years and still stands proudly overlooking Corio Bay.