What Business are you in?
We build new homes as well as residential renovations and extensions.
How long have you been in Business?
Luke has been in the building industry for over 13 years and Orton Building has been operating for 4 years
What is the most pleasurable part of being in Business?
Seeing amazing projects come to life and seeing the difference we can make. Orton Building has had the pleasure of building architecturally designed homes as well as restoring old homes from an unliveable state to award winning. It’s very rewarding.
Why have you been successful?
I think Luke’s people skills have got us to where we are today. Being honest and likeable is very important in the building industry.
What is the least pleasurable part of being in Business?
Definitely the long hours. When you own your own company it’s hard to switch off from work – ever!
Would you have done anything differently? i.e What has been the biggest lesson?
Growing quickly, although that was the goal, it made it very difficult to keep up with the correct paperwork, systems and policies. Investing in the right staff to get things running efficiently is the best thing we could have done.
What type of experience do you want to create for your customers?
We want clients to enjoy the construction process from start to finish. Building your own project is meant to be exciting!
What input or support do you expect from your accountant?
To offer suggestions and advise on ways to improve your finances and accounting processes and to provide accurate information in a timely manner. Nova BP answer all of our questions (no matter how ridiculous) very quickly!
What advice would you give someone starting a new Business?
Research your market, attend networking events and get help from professionals to ensure everything is set up correctly from the get go.
Where do you see your Business in the future?
We’d like Orton Building to continue to grow in size as well as reputation. We’d also like to have an Orton Building side business which includes developments of our own.