Certificate IV Building

Licensed Open Supervisor

Licensed Builder

Workplace Health & Safety Officer Certificates 1 2 3 & 4


Managing Director and Licensee Steve Bennett’s construction career has seen him work on projects in remote and challenging areas in Australia and overseas. Prior to commencing Benco Constructions in 2008, Steve worked for national construction company Ricon Contractors Pty Ltd for seven years. He worked as site construction manager on various commercial projects and multi–storey buildings throughout Queensland and in remote areas of Western Australia.

Steven gained valuable experience while working for Ricon during this period, working in some of Australia’s most remote and environmentally sensitive regions. Some of the high profile building projects that he has been involved in for Ricon include El Questro Wilderness Park’s homestead renovation as well as the award winning Home Valley Station, Kimberley WA (Awarded Western Australian Bank West Master Builders Best Project up to $20 million). Steve was part of the site management team for the $36 million resort rebuild on Dunk and Bedarra Islands after Cyclone Larry.

Steve is also a Director of Auswide Construction Group Pty Ltd which specialises in permanent formwork systems. The company has been been installing industry leading structural wall solutions for the residential, multi-residential and commercial sectors for over 10 years for some of Queensland’s largest construction companies such as BPM, Hutchinson Builders, McNab and RCQ.

With over 16 years of diverse construction experience, Steve’s management and communication skills are exceptional. The vast array of projects have seen Benco Constructions awarded four Sunshine Coast Master Builder Awards, a QLD State Master Builder Award and a Master Builder Rising Star Award.


WINNER 2014 Master Builders – QLD Housing & Construction Awards Refurbishment/ Renovation Project up to $2 million

WINNER 2012 Master Builders- Sunshine Coast Rising Star Award

WINNER 2011 Master Builders- Sunshine Coast 2011 Tourism and Hospitality Facility up to $4 million

WINNER 2011 Master Builders- Sunshine Coast Best Heritage Style Home