Construction and materials giant BGC has today announced the merger of the BGC Housing Group and the Ventura Home Group to create a major force in residential construction under the BGC Housing Group banner.
After completing the first stage of a long-planned process to modernise the business by consolidating administration and construction functions across BGC Residential Pty Ltd and J-Corp Pty Ltd, BGC now moves to the second, and final, stage.
In a restructure involving the consolidation of more than 12 brands, BGC continues to modernise its operations and invest in the future of the WA construction sector.
Executive General Manager of BGC Housing Group, Michael Bartier, said the restructure would position the Group for future growth.
“We have dedicated 2020 to strengthening our residential housing group to provide the very best offering to Western Australians looking to build a home,” he said.
“This is part of our determination to remain the biggest and strongest builder in WA, and we are committed to continue investing in maintaining and growing our position.
“The tough economic conditions during the past few years have highlighted the need for us to continue to modernise our business platform in order to continue to offer our customers the best value for money, quality, technology and inclusions.”
Mr Bartier said the consolidation of brands across the Group was in line with customers’ desire to deal with trusted and well-known brands.
“Customer research confirms that it can be confusing to navigate the home building process with so many brands in the market,” he said.
“Through this restructure the BGC Housing Group will reduce its overall number of housing brands and concentrate on its powerhouse modern brands.
“Western Australians want a financially strong builder they can trust to be with them throughout the entire building process – to back the homes they build through lifetime structural guarantees.”
All existing contracts will be completed during the transition period and warranties and guarantees honoured.
BGC Housing Group has invested in a multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art showroom in Osborne Park which will showcase an expansive range of home building products and materials, including the latest technologies and green product innovations.
The new premises at Osborne Park is due to open mid-year and will be home to Western Australia’s most well-known building brands as part of the BGC Housing Group including:
- Aussie Living Homes
- Commodore Homes
- GO Homes
- Smart Homes for Living
- Terrace Homes WA
- Ventura South West
- Now Living, providing social and affordable housing to the State Government via the Department of Communities.
“This restructure provides us with a unique opportunity to combine the most successful elements of both groups, while retaining the individual identities and offerings of the different building brands,” Mr Bartier said.
“We are continuing to invest in growth and to deliver more affordable, quality homes to Western Australians than any other builder and there has never been a better time to build.”
Mr Bartier said the WA construction industry is well-placed to recover strongly, driven by pent-up demand, affordability, stimulus measures and record low interest rates.
“In 2020, the BGC Housing Group will be here to help all Western Australians realise the dream of home ownership,” he said. “Backed by the balance sheet of BGC, all of our customers can be assured that we will be with them throughout their building journey.”
BGC Australia employs more than 2000 people and has been the State’s largest residential builder for more than 10 years.