Meet the team

The Hatch team

Our team provides the highest quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Our care and level of services results in projects that run seamlessly and are enjoyable for everyone involved.

Prior to project commencement, clients are provided with a dedicated project management and on-site team, committed to providing ongoing service from start to finish.

Robert Palazzi

Position Title: Managing Director/ Head Site Supervisor

With 25+ years experience in the construction industry gained across Australia and Europe with major construction groups, Robert worked first as a carpenter then a site supervisor. With his wealth of experience comes exceptional technical knowledge and pragmatic on site sensibility. Robert takes pride to his hands-on approach and fostering good relationships with both suppliers and subcontractors. He holds this as essential in ensuring projects are completed on time and to his high standards of quality.


Education / Qualifications

Certificate 4 in Building and Construction 2012
Certificate 3 in Carpentry and Joinery 1997

Will Crutchley

Position title: Managing Director / Head Project Manager

Will has 10+ years experience in the construction industry, working in both New Zealand and Australia, initially in carpentry and then moving to project management. Will has a passion for client relationship development, making sure they understand the entire process, their roles and responsibilities. Will operates very openly and transparently. This also flows to his interaction with consultants and subcontractors to make sure the projects are run smoothly and delivered on time and within budget.


Education / Qualifications

Certificate 4 in Building and Construction enrolled with HIA
Certificate 3 in Carpentry 2015

Ben Allison

Position Title: Project Manager

Ben has been in the construction industry for over 30 years across a variety of roles. Coming from an architectural background, Ben has a passion for design and contemporary detailing of the built form. With a number of years spent overseas working within the high-end residential and commercial sectors, he brings a unique approach to the typical client-builder-architect dynamic. Ben takes a hands on approach, leading by example and driving our projects to create the best vision possible. He considers communication a vital part of a well-run job.

Education / Qualifications

Bachelor of Design Studies Architecture – completed – University of Queensland
Master of Construction Management – current – Deakin University

Chris Gillard

Position Tile: Site Manager

Chris' professionalism and enthusiasm for building high quality projects, combined with his rapport with clients, consultants, subcontractors and site personal makes him a perfect fit as a Site Manager. Chris has previously managed major projects of over $10 million and as such has exceptional understanding of the building process.

Education / Qualifications

Certificate 3 in Carpentry & Joinery

Tek Kingi

Position Tile: Estimator & Contracts Administrator

With over 10 years experience in the  construction industry spanning residential,  commercial, civil and industrial sectors,  Tek has a strong focus on budgeting, cost prediction, tracking and developing  detailed Bill of Quantities, which allows him  to provide highly accurate estimates from  pre DA or CC drawings, as well as produce  detailed build programs and schedules. Tek can also assist in communicating any  associated costs with clients and offer  valuable engineering advice to help meet  their budget.

Education / Qualifications

Diploma in Construction Management  with strands in Quantity surveying

Diploma in Architectural technology  RICS Associate Membership

Jack Williams

Position Tile: Site Manager

Jack jumped straight into his carpentry apprenticeship from school and learned his craft with some of Sydney’s most respected builders and now has over 13 years’  experience. During this time Jack developed an eye for detail and quality workmanship and has brought this experience to Hatch. His hands on approach and ability to manage our sites has led to Jack delivering exceptional projects and providing our clients with a hassle free experience.

Education / Qualifications

Certificate 4 in Building & Construction

Certificate 3 in Carpentry & Joinery