Tuesday 30th Nov, 2021

Kerman Contracting celebrates 40th birthday

The Directors of Kerman Contracting: (left to right) Chris Kerman, Mark Nagle, Mike Kerman, Peter Kerman, John Griffiths and at the front founder and non-executive Chairman Brian Kerman.
The Directors of Kerman Contracting: (left to right) Chris Kerman, Mark Nagle, Mike Kerman, Peter Kerman, John Griffiths and at the front founder and non-executive Chairman Brian Kerman.

Kerman Contracting is celebrating its 40th anniversary of business this year, having grown from building water slides to large agricultural, mining and transport projects.

Brian Kerman founded Kerman Contracting at the age of 51 on 14 July 1981. Some of Kerman’s first structural projects were the Kalamunda Water Slide and other projects such as the Adventure World Castle and a new bike hire shed on Rottnest Island.

In 1998 Brian’s son Chris was appointed Managing Director. Two more of Brian’s sons Michael and Peter, also both play integral roles in the business as Directors.

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Key projects built include the design and construction of various Grain Storage Facilities all around Australia for CBH and AWB (now GrainCorp), the design and construction of four iron ore export facilities and other buildings at Esperance Port, the Whyalla Port Expansion Project in South Australia, the Rail Camp Project for the Roy Hill mine development, and the $153 million project for the structural, mechanical, piping and electrical works at CITIC Pacific Mining’s Sino Iron.

Kerman has received the Special Commendation C.Y. O’Connor Award for Excellence in Engineering (2000 Western Australian Industry & Export Award) for its work on the Esperance Port Iron Ore export facility as well as the 2002 Engineering Excellence Award for the Environment and the 2002 AISC WA Steel Awards – Steel Construction Award.

The company also won two Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards in 2003 and The Bulk Handling Facility of the Year 2006 along with numerous project awards for safety and performance.