35 Years is a Long Time in Business

35 Years is a long time in business. We’ve made it and I know we are well prepared for another 35!

Just like the proverbial ‘Grandfather’s axe’ we have a new handle and a new head but we remain the same organisation we were when we moved into our first premises in Telopea, New South Wales.

Good employees are our blessing

Perseverance is our hallmark

Technical excellence is our edge

An undying belief that there is a better way drives us forward

Main stream we are not; nor do we want to be

We are good people to work with

When we first started many clients were sceptical. They would say:

‘John, why should we give you this contract? You may not be around next year.’

Well I am pleased to say that we have well and truly weathered that resistance. We’ve educated that reluctant client. We’ve made our business and name the backbone of modern civil engineering. We have thrived where many have not.

That’s not to say it hasn’t been easy.

On the contrary, we’ve had our highs but also had to carefully navigate tricky times.

So what of the next 35 years?

Firstly, we hope that all staff who have worked at PMS and have since moved on will continue to be successful. We always watch with interest as there is a strong sense of satisfaction knowing you have helped shaped someone allowing them to unlock their full potential.

Secondly, we know our regional business model works. Domestic borders are no barrier to our business. Infrastructure issues will continue to worry governments all around the world and we are well placed to assist them. We see Australia and New Zealand as one big R&D test bed. We have faith that the tools and techniques we develop here at home are just as applicable and can take us anywhere in the world. There is no reason why 70% of our revenue can’t again be generated overseas.

Thirdly, we will continue to put our trust in our staff so they grow and develop. We don’t have a top-down arrangement. Each employee makes an impact on the business every day. A small dynamic regional operation must rely on field staff as much as experienced and well qualified engineers.

Fourthly, but not last, we will continue to be good friends and good people to work with. Listen to help our clients find the best solutions to their needs. We will never take our clients for granted and always deliver the best we can.

Our past has been varied and successful. Our future is sound and bright.


John Yeaman

Managing Director