Our People

The right people to perfect the finish

It’s not a race to the finish, when we are the front runner in your project, we set a pace that results in a better finish, creates certainty through fit for purpose construction and utilises breakthrough techniques to create project efficiencies or design enhancements.

To achieve the ‘best finish’ we invest in people who have an enormous amount of construction knowledge and project management experience – we then equip them with the tools, support infrastructure, training and autonomy to add further value to your project.

Our core team have skills in areas including planning, design, quality control, environmental management and have the capabilities to achieve Green Star outcomes. We bring the right team together to support the project objectives. From the earliest tender stages, key members of the team are at the starting line to maximise project performance.

As a client, you’ll benefit from consistency and loyalty, people who will be there from the ‘get go’ to the finish line. We take pride in our work and our youthful culture in bringing new life to construction and fitout solutions.

Bernard Wearden

Director & Founder

Heading SBP’s quality systems, governance and business development Australia-wide, Bernard brings a wealth of experience to streamline commercial and industrial construction fitout solutions across the country. Bernard is across all facets of the business, bringing professionalism, technical understanding and high calibre leadership to any challenged faced by SBP Group.

Drawing on 13 years of building industry experience, Bernard leads the development of local relationships, sourcing of local partnerships and the acquisition of contracts. His opportunistic nature and drive to innovate has led him to attain and manage an extensive portfolio of projects throughout metropolitan and regional Australia, working in an array of sectors including hospitality, healthcare, retail, corporate and government.

Known for his reliable and hands on, practical knowledge, Bernard understands that people underpin every solution SBP Group delivers. Bernard can foresee and raise issues or potential risks with clients prior to commencement of work, believing that transparency and honesty is key to winning projects on a relationship-basis, as well as overall SBP Group success. Bernard’s goal for the Company is simple: achieve and maintain ongoing, repeat business across large scale projects throughout Australia.

Qualifications & Licences
  • Certificate 3 – Building & Construction (Carpentry)
  • Diploma – Building & Construction (Building)
  • Domestic Builder Unlimited – VIC
  • Commercial Builder Unlimited – VIC
  • Registered Building Practitioner – WA

Ryan Gray

Director & Founder

Directing business operations and growth in Victoria, Ryan brings 15 years’ experience to the delivery of commercial and industrial construction and fitout projects.

Responsible for the design, delivery and handover of Group contracts, Ryan ensures the company maintains its profitability, leadership and focus on site safety and quality systems. Mentoring a dynamic and youthful workforce, Ryan defines team structures, performance measurement arrangements and project frameworks to achieve long lasting functional outcomes that are based on “value for money” and client satisfaction.

Committed to delivering differently, Ryan is known for his innovation in approaching new challenges, ensuring full integration of value engineering and buildability when defining a solution. He believes industry leadership, relationships, collaboration, people and technical skill are the pillars of SBP Group’s success.

Qualifications & Licences
  • Certificate 3 – Building & Construction (Carpentry)
  • Elevated Work Platform Licence
  • Heavy Rigid Driver’s Licence