Dynamic Hydro blows away the competition

Written on the 30 May 2024

Dynamic Hydro blows away the competition

A Gold Coast company that has pioneered a growing sector of Australia’s earth moving industry has been honoured with another business award.

The Molendinar-headquartered Dynamic Hydro Excavations was named the winner of the Construction and Trades category of the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for May at a presentation held at the City of Gold Coast chambers this week.

Born-and-bred Gold Coast carpenter Andrew Smith started the company in 2003, with one bobcat.

Mr Smith said the company’s first big break came when it was asked to work on Gold Coast Council contracts and the company bought its first tipper truck.

Soon after Mr Smith saw his first vacuum trailer, and intrigued by the possibilities, Mr Smith built one for his business.

“While the first vacuum truck had some problems, it performed the required job well and demand for our services grew,’’ he said.

The business has since grown into the largest vacuum truck company in Australia, with more than 130 staff and 120 different pieces of plant and equipment.

Mr Smith said the company, which has five depots in Queensland and New South Wales, was now looking to introduce satellite yards throughout the country so the business could service clients nationwide.

He said the company was also looking at international opportunities.

Dynamic Hydo Excavations will now be one of only six companies that will compete for the annual Construction and Trades Awards in November.

The May winners in the other categories were:

•         Mayor’s Innovation GC Award: Glitter Girl

•         Education, Training and Employment Award: The Barber Academy

•         Emerging and Micro Business Award: Burleigh Wagon

•         Family Business Award: Patterson Glass

•         Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award: Captain’s Candy

•         Manufacturing Award: Lauxes Grates

•         Construction and Trades Award: Dynamic Hydro Excavations

•         Professions and Services Award: Koste Chartered Quantity Surveyors

•         Health and Wellbeing Award: Radiant Radiology

•         IT and Digital Business Award: Powertec Wireless Technology

•         Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award: GC Aqua Park

Entries for the 2024 June Awards are due by 5pm, on Monday, June 3.

The awards, now in their 29th year, aim to foster pride in the city’s business community and highlight its important as a business hub. Some of the city’s best-known companies can claim to have been winners.

The awards’ major sponsors include Village Roadshow, Neumann Steel, Neumann Contractors, Currumbin Minerals, Australian Retirement Trust, Experience Gold Coast, City of Gold Coast, Coraggio, Westpac, Harvey Norman Commercial Queensland, Optus Business Centre Gold Coast, Griffith University, Gold Coast Airport, Dreamweavers, and Southern Cross Austereo. The awards’ media sponsors include the Gold Coast Bulletin, 92.5 MMM and SeaFM 90.9.

The GCBEA’s major supporters include KPMG, Document Solutions Australia, Bloomtools, Consulting Hall and The Graphic Design Company.

 


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