The evolution of Woollam has paralleled the changing face of Australia.

From a small family business started by an optimistic migrant in the late 1800s, the company continues to create buildings for the times in the heart of the cities, and right across regional Australia.

For more than 136 years we have been delivering social infrastructure that helps communities grow and thrive.

Our Story


Thomas Woollam arrives in Australia from Scotland and establishes a building business in Clayfield, Queensland.


Regional roots begin constructing the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel in Brisbane and the Bank of New South Wales in Rockhampton.


Arthur Woollam (front row, fourth from right) as a foreman during construction of the Royal Brisbane Hospital.


Woollam forges through WWI, busy with Government contracts across the state.  Thomas Woollam’s grandson, Tom, takes over the family business to see it through WWII.


While flying RAAF Lancaster Bombers, Tom’s son Keith is shot down over Germany. He returns home after the War and spreads the company’s stake throughout Queensland.


Current Woollam leaders join the company – Craig as an apprentice in 1989 and George as an estimating cadet in 1983 – rising through the business ranks under the guidance of Tom and Keith Woollam.


After two years of construction, Woollam unveils the iconic Stockman’s Hall of Fame with the Her Majesty the Queen.


George Bogiatzis takes over the position of Managing Director from Keith’s son, Grant Woollam.


Craig Percival takes the reigns as Managing Director and George Bogiatzis becomes Director.


Completed Queensland’s only children’s hospice, Hummingbird House.

Woollam Services is established to offer ongoing care to clients.


Having completed many of its own ventures already, Woollam Developments is born.