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ABOUT US

I wanted to build a scaffolding team the industry would recognise for an uncompromising focus on safety and professional service

-Di Barry, CEO

Commenced: December 2008

 

Skills: A talented  scaffolder who has a high level of understanding of the technicalities of the job.

 

Brock has recently taken on the position of Site Manager and in addition to scaffolding duties is responsible for overseeing the scaffolding team and inspecting scaffold builds to ensure the highest level of safety and compliance.

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Kevin Barry

Founder of Grove Scaff 1983 - 2011

Grove Scaff is not the same business it was at the end of Kevin’s “reign” in 2011 and it certainly is different without him at the helm.  However, his presence continues to be felt and his deep held values of excellence in presentation, meaningful customer relationships and timely delivery of services remain the cornerstone of how we operate today.

 

I know he would be proud of the team and maybe he would be pleasantly surprised at how our combined effort has grown his legacy.  Either way I am sure there would be Southwark’s all round!

Brad Sumner

Operations Manager
Commenced February 2011
Skills: Commenced as Operations Manager after 10 years on the tools. Keen to extend himself and find ways to continually improve our safety and level of service to our customers.
Spare time Pursuits: Loves the footy and is a long time player at Golden Grove Football Club. Apparently the body is starting to wear a bit thin and he has relegated himself to "B" grade


 

Chris Lockett

Principal Job Estimator

Commenced: October 2021 

Skills: With a decade of experience scaffolding in the oil and gas sector, subsequent experience managing a larger scaffolding team in Adelaide and proficiency in 3d design software, Chris will be instrumental in providing our customers with next level service particularly in the industrial sector. 

Spare time Pursuits: 

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Brad Sumner

Operations Manager

Commenced February 2011

Skills: Commenced as Operations Manager after 10 years on the tools.  Keen to extend himself and find ways to continually improve our safety and level of service to our customers..

 

Spare time pursuits:  Loves the footy and is a long time player with the Golden Grove Football Club.. Apparently the body is starting to wear out a bit though and he has relegated himself to "C" grade. Pretty handy with the golf stick too. 

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Chris Lockett

Principal Estimator

Commenced: October 2021

Skills: with a decade of experience scaffolding the oil and gas sector, subsequent experience managing a larger scaffolding team in Adelaide and proficiency in 3d design software Chris will be instrumental in providing our customers with a level of service particularly in the industrial sector.

Spare time pursuits:

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Brock Duffield

Site Manager

Commenced: December 2008

 

Skills: A talented  scaffolder who has a high level of understanding of the technicalities of the job.

 

Spare time pursuits: A proud Aussie who loves camping, fishing and shooting. Recently achieved certification as a helicopter pilot and works part-time flying in the southern Flinders Ranges.

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Hector Evans

Asset Manager

Commenced: December 2008

Skills: A great all-rounder, Hector was the Ops Manager for 12 years. He has a high level of understanding of business operations which have transferred positively to his new role.

Spare time pursuits: A keen and talented motorbike rider and avid Crows supporter. He is aiming to complete 40 24 hour road trails in his life (10 to go!)

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Shane Brown

Advanced Scaffolder

Commenced: January 2004

Skills: Our most experienced scaffolder whose knowledge and expertise is invaluable.  Specialises in designing and building complex scaffold configurations. 

Spare time pursuits:  Loves a flutter on the races or the footy.  Was a talented football player in the day but these days prefers to spectate while his 2 daughters take to the field

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Lee Franklin

Intermediate Scaffolder

Commenced: April 2010


Skills: A very experienced scaffolders and estimator who knows how to get the job done safely and on time.

Spare time pursuits: Self proclaimed table tennis champion and father of 2 year old Edison.

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Jimmy Thomas

Intermediate Scaffolder

Commenced: November 2016

Skills: Proving himself to be a scaffolder with an eye for details.

Spare time pursuits: A social butterfly and a lover of good music, Jimmy frequents the music festival scene.

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Fred Hilmer

Intermediate Scaffolder

Commenced: May 2017

Skills: The 'Big' German is the brains behind a customised walk-through frame that we affectionately call the "The Himmler" Perfect solution for stair access.

Spare time pursuits: Riding dirt bikes and crewing for a sprint car team

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Josh Glenn

Intermediate Scaffolder

Commenced:December 2017

Skills: A great team player and quick to grasp a variety of scaffolding applications.

Spare time pursuits: Josh can regularly be found at the gym or pounding the pavement.Some would also say he has an "active" social life.

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Todd

Barry

Intermediate Scaffolder

Commenced:

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Eric  Rigney 

Senior

Storeman

Commenced: January 2022

Skills: Eric joined Grove Scaff in January 2022 as our trainee storeman and is proving to be a fabulous addition to the team.

Spare time pursuits: He has two children under two (Eric Junior & Eversley) and his Grandfather Peter was the first Aboriginal Principal in SA in his spare time Eric loves to play footy and Super League Pool.

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Cheryl Appleby

Office Manager

Commenced: February 2020

Skills: Always provides a cheery voice on the other end of the phone and is quick to learn and apply new skills. 

Spare time pursuits: A remedial massage therapist for the SANFLW. Loves hiking and getting out into the beautiful backyard that is South Australia.

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Sheralyn Iljcesen

Administration Assistant

Commenced: February 2012

Skills: Always up for a chat and a laugh, Sheralyn is flexible and adaptable and approaches all tasks with gusto except (dare I say), if it is the end of the day on a Friday! 

Spare time pursuits:Loves travelling to exotic locations and getting bargains from Op Shops. Drinking any type of wine also gets a guernsey

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Cheryl

Appleby

Office Manager

Commenced: February 2020

Skills: Always provides a cheery voice on the other end of the phone and is quick to learn and apply new skills. 

Spare time pursuits: A remedial massage therapist for the SANFLW. Loves hiking and getting out into the beautiful backyard that is South Australia.

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Commenced: March 2008 

 

Skills: A great all-rounder, Hector was the Ops Manager for 12 years.  He has a high level of understanding of business operations which have transferred positively to his new role.

Spare time pursuits: A keen and talented dirt bike rider and avid Crows supporter.  He is aiming to complete 40 – 24 Hour road trials in his lifetime (he has 10 to go!!)