GWH Build

An independent property builder & developer

GWH Build specialises in the construction and development of properties across a range of sectors including
industrial, commercial, hotel (accommodation) and residential,
on the Eastern Seaboard of Australia.

Located in close proximity to Newcastle in the Lower Hunter Region of New South Wales,
GWH Build has a reputation for delivering high-quality end-to-end solutions for our clients that exceed
Australian Standards.We continue to build on a proud history and will celebrate 20 years in the industry.



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The principals of GWH Build are Grahame Chevalley, Jonathan Craig and Hilton Grugeon. The company’s team has been assembled to provide end-to-end solutions for clients and includes a range of construction management professionals: architects, planning consultants, surveyors, engineers, project managers, contract administrators, site foremen, licensed general contractors and health, safety and environment (HSE) personnel.

Our in-house capabilities (in areas such as design and planning) are combined with our strong relationships with licensed general contractors and specialist consultants. This means we can maintain close control over the development process, allowing for the extraction of cost and time efficiency and for effective risk management.

Executive Team

  • Grahame Chevalley - Executive Director

    Grahame co-founded GWH Build in 1995 and remains actively involved overseeing the management of the business.

    Grahame has over 30 years of experience in the building and construction industry. Having held various positions in the construction industry including Site Supervisor, Project Manager, Construction Manager and Managing Director, Grahame brings a variety of construction industry expertise from both a contractors’ and owners’ perspective enabling him to provide unsurpassed service and deliver exceptional solutions to his clients.

    Grahame is a passionate supporter and contributor of his community. He is heavily involved in volunteering for the NSW Rural Fire Service and a number of other community organisations, and is committed to his companies being good corporate citizens.

  • Jonathan Craig - Managing Director

    Jonathan is a co-owner of GWH Build and has been Managing Director since 2003. Jonathan first joined GWH Build in 1997 and has 20 years of experience in property development and construction. He holds a Bachelor of Construction Management (Honours) from the University of Newcastle.

    Jonathan oversees all aspects of GWH Build’s activities which includes maintaining relationships with property end users; identifying, acquiring and developing property to meet end user specifications; managing procurement and construction activities; and financing of development projects (via both debt and equity).

    Jonathan has been responsible for all major projects completed by GWH Build. He is recently responsible for the development of Mercure Newcastle Airport. Other major projects Jonathan has completed are available under Projects.

  • Hilton Grugeon Am - Director

    Hilton co-founded GWH Build in 1995 and he remains actively involved in the activities of the company.

    Hilton has been involved in commercial and industrial developments in the Hunter region since 1975, and has extensive interests in the development of light industrial estates in the lower Hunter.

    Hilton has very extensive business interest including; ready mixed concrete, quarrying, hardware, concrete masonry & pipes, irrigation, steel fabricating, plant hire, residential building, motor dealerships & travel.


GWH Build has a long-standing strategic partnership with a number of companies in the Hunter Group, which was founded as a result of common ownership interests between GWH Build and a number of businesses in the Hunter Group.

The relationship is built on common equity interests between GWH Build’s owners and a number of Hunter Group businesses.

Access to a network of high quality construction inputs gives GWH Build an advantage in planning and implementing a range of projects efficiently and cost-effectively.

Businesses included in the Strategic Partnership