Commercial construction projects require a significant investment of money, time and effort. Unlike residential builds, commercial construction projects also usually often run on a much stricter timeline with heavier consequences for delays, which makes it imperative to find the right commercial builder to undertake the project. So how do you go about searching for the best commercial builders on the Gold Coast? With a number of contenders to choose from, the decision can feel overwhelming, so we’ve compiled our top 5 things to consider when looking for Gold Coast commercial construction companies.


Commercial construction experience

This might seem obvious, but you might be surprised how often people forget to check for experience specifically in commercial construction. You want a builder who has a proven track record of success in completing similar projects. Some companies specialise in residential construction with only minimal commercial construction experience under their belt. Commercial construction comes with its own complexities so appointing a commercial builder who knows what they’re doing can really pay off. 

Do your research and ensure the commercial construction companies Gold Coast on your shortlist have a strong portfolio of commercial construction projects. Ask to see their portfolio, visit their website or ask around.  



Longevity indicates a commercial builder knows what they’re doing and they’re doing it well. It also provides assurance that the company is well established, has experienced and skilled staff and a strong industry alliance/network and stability. Longevity is also a testament to the quality of work they’ve completed. We recommend looking for Gold Coast commercial builders with at least 10 years experience in the industry.  


Licenses, qualifications and insurance 

Just like you wouldn’t agree to an unqualified doctor to perform your surgery, you should never enter into a contract with a commercial construction company that doesn’t hold all the required commercial construction licenses, qualifications and insurance. These act as assurance that your commercial construction project is being undertaken by builders who know what they’re doing, and that in the event that something goes wrong, you’re protected, or at the least, have your risks minimised. 

Ask outright to see the required licences, qualifications and insurance and their builder’s warranty. If the builders refuse to produce them, consider this as a red flag and avoid them. 

If you’re unsure about what you should be asking for, contact the QBCC or visit their website. As the construction regulating body in Queensland, they will be able to provide you with a list of minimum licenses, qualifications and insurance policies a Gold Coast commercial builder is required to hold.  


Reliability and Reputation

Find a commercial construction company Gold Coast that has a proven track record of finishing projects on time and on budget. Ask to see a portfolio of their work but don’t rely solely on information provided by the company itself (e.g.portfolio they provide/case studies on their website). Seek out reviews on independent platforms such as Google Reviews, Hipages, TrustPilot etc. If possible, ask for references. 

Look for Gold Coast commercial builders that have a reputation for delivering quality work in a timely manner, are honest, transparent and upfront. 


Scope of services

Not all commercial construction companies Gold Coast are built equally. Just because a company offers commercial building services doesn’t necessarily mean they can provide you with the finished product you need. Building services differ from builder to builder so ask for detailed information of what services the builder can provide and ensure this aligns with your requirements and vision. In addition to making sure they have the expertise and experience your project needs, also look out for qualities such as innovation and versatility if this is something that your project could benefit from. 


Find the right Gold Coast commercial construction company for you

While at the outset it may appear as though all commercial builders Gold Coast provide the same services and therefore choosing the right one can seem like an overwhelming decision, this is not necessarily the case. 

Basing your search for commercial construction company on the Gold Coast on factors such as whether or not the company has the right kind of commercial construction experience, a number of years in the industry, a good reputation backed by an impressive portfolio of work, offers the services your project requires and holds the required licenses/qualifications and insurance can help narrow your search down and ensure you find the right commercial builder for your project. 

Looking for an experienced and reputable commercial builder Gold Coast? At Greg Clark Building (GCB) we’ve been in the commercial building business since 1981. We’re a proud family business and the most sought-after building company in our chosen market due to our reputation for providing quality products and reliable trustworthy services at competitive prices. Talk to us about your commercial construction project today.