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How It Started

Auswide started out as a small bricklaying team. Marty started as a bricklayer but also studied certificate 4 building. He won apprentice of the year in 2005 and 2006 and immediately founded his first company after his apprenticeship. Marty and the team worked all over Australia in Sydney, Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, South Coast NSW, and Western Queensland – hence the name Auswide.

Today, the Auswide Building Group includes not only our custom home building company but an innovative tool and building supply company and up to 10 bricklaying teams working at any one time. Marty has created not only a bricklaying company but a building group that is driven to build a reputation that no matter how large we grow is still Auswide.

Many on our management team can to this day be found laying bricks on site to ensure we deliver on time and marty can often be seen, earbuds in on the phone to a supplier while working along side employees that have been with us for over 10 years.

Meet The Auswide Building Team

Auswide has a small, focused staff that dedicates themselves to your project. Some of our employees have worked at Auswide for over 10 years, we have built homes for our each other and we treat all of our customers the same way, like family.


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Marty Ardagh


In 2003, Marty embarked on his journey in the construction industry, immersing himself in the artistry and craftsmanship of bricklaying as an eager apprentice. His formative years were marked by diligent learning and hands-on experience, culminating in the completion of his training in 2007. During this time, Marty traversed across the landscapes of New South Wales and Queensland, soaking in knowledge from seasoned builders and bricklayers, each interaction enriching his understanding of the trade.

In 2011, fueled by ambition and a desire to carve his own path, Marty took a pivotal leap forward in his career. With unwavering determination, he founded his own bricklaying company, stepping into the role of entrepreneur and leader. Since then, Marty has been the driving force behind his business, steering it towards success with a blend of skill, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. His keen eye for detail and dedication to quality have left an indelible mark on every project undertaken by his company, earning him a reputation for excellence within the industry.

Yet, Marty’s passion for bricklaying transcends the confines of his professional life. In his rare moments of respite, he channels his boundless enthusiasm into a personal endeavour: the creation of a book that delves deep into the intricacies of the bricklaying craft. Through meticulous research and heartfelt prose, Marty seeks to illuminate the nuances of an often-overlooked aspect of construction, sharing his insights and expertise with fellow enthusiasts and aspiring artisans alike. In this pursuit, Marty not only showcases his profound dedication to the field but also leaves a lasting legacy that will inspire future generations of bricklayers to come.

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Connor Murphy

Chief Operations Officer

Connor has been a cornerstone of Auswide for the past eight years, beginning his journey with the company as a bricklayer on-site. With a strong work ethic and a passion for excellence, Connor quickly rose through the ranks, leveraging each opportunity to expand his skill set and knowledge base.

Over the years, Connor’s dedication and commitment have not only enhanced his proficiency in bricklaying but also opened doors to broader responsibilities within the company. As he gained more experience, Connor transitioned into a pivotal role in the company’s backend operations, where his organisational prowess and strategic thinking became invaluable assets.

Today, Connor stands at the helm of Auswide’s operations, overseeing every aspect of the business with precision and efficiency. From scheduling and logistics to team management, he plays a central role in orchestrating the company’s day-to-day activities, ensuring that projects are executed seamlessly and to the highest standards.

With his deep understanding of both the practical and administrative sides of the construction industry, Connor Murphy embodies Auswide’s commitment to excellence and innovation, driving the company forward with vision and integrity.

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Anthony Abela

Chief Information Officer & Logistics Manager

Anthony Abela joined Auswide in 2021 as a dedicated member of the team. Currently studying Construction Management, Anthony brings a keen eye for detail and a strong understanding of project estimation to his role. His primary responsibility involves meticulously estimating all of Auswide’s projects and providing timely quotations, ensuring transparency and accuracy in every job.

In addition to his estimating duties, Anthony collaborates closely with Connor to efficiently organise and manage all gear and equipment necessary for Auswide’s various projects. Their teamwork ensures that the right tools are always in the right place at the right time, optimising productivity and workflow across the board.

Beyond the office, Anthony plays a crucial role in Auswide’s operations by driving and operating the company’s truck and Loadmac. He adeptly delivers bricks and materials to job sites as needed, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to supporting Auswide’s objectives wherever he’s needed. With his multifaceted skills and dedication to excellence, Anthony Abela is an invaluable asset to the Auswide team.

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