Ep 7. Talking with Peter Mercoulia from Merkon Constructions - taking pride in Construction and managing change Image

Ep 7. Talking with Peter Mercoulia from Merkon Constructions - taking pride in Construction and managing change

Published 15 Dec 2021
Podcast

In this week's episode we talk with Peter Mercoulia (Jnr) who, along with his Brother and Cousin are taking over the reins of the succesful tier 3 commercial builder, Merkon Construction.

Originally founded by Peter Mercoulia (Snr) and Jim Mercoulia - the brothers who founded the business 35 years ago, the 'new generation' of the family are redefining a succesful Melbourne builder and refining the organisation to meet the constant evolution required in Melbourne's Commercial Construction industry.

In amongst this podcast we discuss:

  • The history and background to Merkon Constructions
  • Trying to control all the constant changes within the industry
  • Taking fulfilment from the building industry
  • Why change is important - "if it ain't broken, it can still be improved"
  • The merits of a 5-day work week
  • The benefits of bringing in transferable skills from outside construction, into a construction business 

If you have an interest in the Melbourne building industry, keen to understand the mind set and approach to managing a business within such a rapidly changing market - then you'll find Peters attitude and enthusiasm an enjoyable listen!

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