Fardoulys Constructions is an independently owned building and construction company. Since opening our doors in 1976, Fardoulys Constructions has been involved in many of Queensland’s significant construction and development projects. We attribute our success to our people. Their professionalism, performance, commitment to quality and service excellence is respected throughout the industry.
The Fardoulys family are proud of their heritage, which can be traced back to humble beginnings in Kythera, Greece. James Fardoulys (1900-1975) was sent from Greece to Australia at the age of 14 for a chance at a better life, never to see his parents or homeland again. After a tumultuous journey to Queensland at the onset of World War One, James worked in cafes and toured with a carnival show,
before pursuing a career as a taxi driver and raising a family of four children (including PeterFardoulys AM).
His life was not without tragedy, including the death of his eldest son at age 11 and fire destroying his café business. When he began painting in earnest at the age of 60, he was inspired by memories of Greece, outback Australia, and people he met while driving his taxi. Despite his lack of formal artistic training, he went on to become an award-winning naïve painter. His works have been included in public collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of New South
Wales and the National Gallery of Australia.
Fardoulys Constructions was founded in 1976 (then known as Peter Fardoulys Constructions) by Peter Fardoulys and his wife Margaret as joint owners. Their first business premises were in the old IXL jam factory in Harries Road Coorparoo Queensland. It rapidly established a reputation for the cost-effective and timely delivery of construction projects.
Over three decades Fardoulys Constructions has won numerous excellence awards in building construction, the first being a finalist in the Commonwealth Small Business of the Year Award for 1980. Over the 30 years that Fardoulys Constructions has been in business it has grown… no longer qualifying as a “small business” it continues to enjoy a respected and successful position in the building industry.
Fardoulys Constructions is still an independently owned building and construction company, helping shape construction and development projects throughout south east Queensland.
We attribute our success to our people. Their professionalism, performance, commitment to quality and service excellence is respected throughout the industry.
We stay up to date with technology and industry best practice to ensure that our work is innovative, of the highest quality and safety standards. We have a young, growing team with the backing of 45 years of industry experience to tackle all kinds of construction and development projects for years to come.
Robin joined his father’s construction business as Project Manager in 1981 after completing his Bachelor of Applied Science Built Environment Degree. He is presently the Director of the construction and development companies. Robin was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division (AM) on Australia Day 2017 “For significant service to the building and construction industry, standards and police development, and to tertiary education”.
Former adjunct Professor in the School of Urban Development, Facility of Built Environment and Engineering – Queensland University of Technology
Life fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
Past national President of the Australian Institute of Building
Past member of the Australian Institute of Building Universities Course Assessment Committee
Former Chairman Australian Building and Construction Higher Education Round Table
Board Member of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)
Past board Member of the QLD Building & Construction Commission (QBCC)
Past Chairman of ConstructionQ
Past Chairman Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF)
Peter Sydney Fardoulys A.M. is being warmly remembered by family, friends, and the wider community following his passing in Brisbane on 22 January, 2017, aged 86.
Peter was born in Goondiwindi on 3rd April 1930 and grew up in Brisbane with his father, mother, brother and two sisters. He excelled as a long-distance runner, completing the 10 mile (16km) event in an admirable 54 minutes. Between 1950and 1957 Peter won 23 State Athletic Championships.
He was educated at Anglican Church Grammar School and completed a Diploma of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. His early career in construction started at Mobil Oil and together with his wife Margaret, he created Fardoulys Constructions at the old IXL jam factory site at Coorparoo in 1976.
Peter’s extensive involvement with both the construction industry and the broader community was widespread. He was the national president of the Australian Institute of Building (2002-2003), an AIB Councillor for three decades, and in 2002 was named a Life Fellow of the AIB.
He was a member of Master Builders Queensland for 40 years and a member of the Builders Registration Board of Queensland (1977 – 1991). In 1977 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee medal and received the Centenary Medal in 2003 for service to the construction industry and the community.
Peter was an active member on several boards including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital research Foundation, Opera Queensland and Crèche and Kindergarten Association Queensland.
At age 74, Peter was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. This recognised his service to the building and construction sector through industry association roles and to the community through arts, medical, children’s and church organisations.
In November 2016, Peter, his wife Margaret, and son Robin, celebrated 40 years of Fardoulys Constructions, which was an historic moment for the family-owned business.
Peter was married to Margaret for 62 years, was a proud father to Jim, Robin and Cathy, and a loving grandfather to Tom, Peter, Robert, Emily, Claire, Lucy, William, Douglas and Miranda.