What We Do

Partner of Choice

Qanstruct will partner with you to create functional, flexible and comfortable environments that make the most of available resources, optimise your business performance and bring out the best in your people.

Over the past 30 years, we have built a reputation for delivering successful, award-winning projects with unrivalled integrity and service, and offer a full range of services to suit every situation including:

  • Feasibility studies of property options
  • Conceptual & architectural design
  • Statutory planning advice
  • Construction delivery
  • Property development


Drawing on Experience

Qanstruct was established in 1986 by Bob Neilson and Wally Percy, who intended simply to complete a couple of ‘pet projects’ before their planned retirement. As soon as word spread that the respected duo had gone into business together, the work started flowing in … and it hasn’t stopped since.

Wally and Bob’s expertise and experience ensured Qanstruct quickly became a leader in design excellence and quality construction, while their strong belief in treating everyone – staff, clients and contractors – the way they would want to be treated created the company’s ‘point of difference’: The openness, transparency and trust which have characterised every project since.

After working alongside Bob and Wally for ten years, Andrew Percy and Mark Ruff took over as Co-Directors in 1996 and Qanstruct continued to build on this strong foundation, working on everything from warehouses and offices, to specialised processing and manufacturing plants, general and refrigerated storage spaces, and even purpose designed facilities for detector dogs.

In late 2014, Andrew Percy retired from the business and Clem Perin, Charlie Rico, Damien Toppi and Josh Horan were appointed to join Mark Ruff as Directors.

Over the past 30 years, Qanstruct has designed, built and successfully delivered well over 100 projects covering more than 2,400,000 m2 , across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania, and has won over 30 Awards for Excellence.

We are proud of the excellent long-term relationships we enjoy with our valued clients, our loyal sub-contractors and reliable suppliers, and of the strength of our team of some 70 talented and dedicated professionals, many of whom have been with us for 10, 20 and even 30 years.

Most importantly, Qanstruct is still guided by our founding principles: Quality, innovation, integrity and service. It is that legacy, more than anything, which makes Qanstruct the company it is today.

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Where We Build

Building Across Australia

Qanstruct is the ideal partner for your next project, with resources and experience in most of Australia’s major cities. Here’s a quick look at where we’re building …


Culture & Safety

Delivering Excellence

In building, as in life, it’s the quality of the journey that determines the success of the outcome.

At Qanstruct, we know that the only way to deliver great results is to create a culture of excellence which drives us to complete every task, every day, to the best of our abilities.

In particular, we are committed to ensuring every Qanstruct work site meets the highest standards of safety and operational excellence. In 2010, we achieved formal certification for AS/NZS 4801 and became one of few industry companies to be accredited by the Federal Safety Commissioner. All our works are carried out to OFSC and AS4801 standards and our stringent policies, open communication and transparent reporting systems ensure continuous improvement.


Josh Horan Projects - NSW
  • Successful projects from Queensland to Tasmania
  • Fitness enthusiast
  • Loves architecture and design

Josh has proven his commitment over 12 years with Qanstruct by moving up and down the East Coast of Australia to successfully deliver projects in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Playing a key role in a wide variety of projects has kept Josh keenly involved in his career, and he’s very much enjoyed the team environment and the great relationships with clients. “Most of the time, it feels more like a family than a work environment which is a very rare thing and, I think, an important one to preserve,” he says.

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Clem Perin Construction
  • Construction guru
  • Loves a challenge
  • Cricket coach and Pies fan

Clem is a construction expert, with more than 30 years’ experience across all kinds of construction and project management. In 24 years with Qanstruct, he’s handled too many to mention, from offices and warehouses, to shopping centres, manufacturing facilities and Green Star projects. “Every day at Qanstruct there’s a new challenge and I enjoy finding solutions for our clients. It’s enormously rewarding to collaborate and work as part of such a great team to achieve the best possible results on every project.”

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Charlie Rico Construction & Procurement
  • Makes projects happen
  • Loves a good coffee
  • Victory and Blues fan

Charlie has been making projects happen with Qanstruct for 24 years, handling everything from project management and contracts, to design management and cost control. While he loves a great project – contemporary facilities for Heidelberg and Country Road in Richmond are stand-out favourites – it’s the people who keep him coming back for more. “There’s a culture in this company which is very rare and it’s reflected in the trust and respect you see between colleagues, and in the relationships we enjoy with our partners and clients,” he says.

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Mark Ruff Managing Director
  • Been with Qanstruct since he was 18
  • Keen Campdraft competitor
  • Loves breeding and racing horses

Mark moved from the country to study and start his building career. He joined Qanstruct in 1988, straight out of uni. “Everything we achieve at Qanstruct is testament to the strength of our team and the fantastic relationships we enjoy with our clients, consultants and sub-contractors,” he says. “It’s been enormously satisfying to be involved in building the company to this stage and I’m even more excited to see what the future brings.” Mark enjoys living just outside the city, spending time with family and friends, working on his cattle properties with his horses, camp drafting and following the mighty Kangaroos.”

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Damien Toppi Business Development
  • He’s all about the next opportunity
  • Contemporary design devotee and “Alfista”
  • He’s from Tigerland

Damien has more than 20 years’ experience on a diverse range of projects in sectors from government, health and aged care, to commercial, industrial and infrastructure. He has enjoyed the diverse and complex projects he has successfully delivered during a career which has covered Project and General Management positions with Qanstruct. “It’s a great team here; we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but everyone strives to commit to excellence in everything they do.”

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