Our Culture

Our mission is to achieve excellence in the safe and innovative delivery of projects underpinned by our core values and family culture.


McIlwain places a significant emphasis on our people, our relationships, our sustainability and our future as key enablers of our ongoing success. McIlwain places a significant emphasis on achieving ‘best-for-project’ outcomes.

We value the need to understand our clients’ expectations to ensure they are ultimately met, and exceeded. Our business model is founded upon four pillars that truly reflect who we are and how we have operated since 1961. Each McIlwain staff member embodies these core values, which are used to inform the backbone of our internal corporate culture.


Honest, Respectful, Reliable & Safe



We aim to be an Employer of Choice by fostering a work environment founded on zero harm, continuous development, open and honest communication, mutual respect and a work-life balance.


We aim to be a Partner of Choice by investing in mutually beneficial relationships with client groups, service providers, suppliers and the broader community.


We aim to be a Leader in Corporate Sustainability by delivering successful project outcomes, maintaining our economic growth, fulfilling our social responsibility and minimising our ecological footprint.


We aim to be an Enabler of Innovation by embracing change, adopting new technologies and encouraging thought leadership.

Our History

As a proud family owned and operated business since 1961, we believe this is only just the beginning.


Staff Stories

Hear directly from our team members about why they feel they have found a home with McIlwain.


Work For Us

Find out why McIlwain is viewed as an employer of choice in the construction industry.