Maintenance company cleans up at awards

Written on the 29 September 2019 by Gold Coast PR Company Consulting Hall

A Gold Coast property maintenance company has cleaned up at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards for September.

Molendinar-based Amalgamated Property Maintenance was named the winner of the Family Business category at a ceremony held at Griffith University's Business School this week.

Director Darrick Poletto said his father John Poletto established the business on the Gold Coast in 1978 under the name of Amalgamated Painting Services.

Mr Poletto said in 1999 the company expanded into other trades as well as painting because they saw the opportunity to provide ongoing maintenance services to some of the major buildings that they had painted.

Three generations of the Poletto family are now involved with the business while APM has grown significantly to now employ 125 people across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast..

"We are still small enough to be versatile and flexible, and to be able to provide a personal service, but we are also large enough to handle numerous multi-million-dollar contracts,'' said Mr Poletto.

Mr Poletto said as part of the company's high-rise painting operations, the business employed qualified painters trained in abseiling. The company has been involved with painting some of the city's tallest buildings including Q1 and its spire.

Coincidentally, The SkyPoint Observation Deck, which runs the SkyPoint Climb up the Q1 spire, was named the winner of the Tourism, Hospitality and Events Award for September, Skypoint, which along with Dreamworld and Whitewater World is owned by Ardent Leisure, is now one of the city's most popular attractions and has become a must-see destination for locals and visitors alike.

The other winners in the September awards were:

  • Mayor's Innovation GC Award - PT Automation Solutions
  • Student Employability Award - GANDEN Engineers and Project Managers
  • Health and Wellbeing Award - Amtan Medical
  • Professions and Business Services Award - Orbitz Elevators
  • Retail, Wholesale and Distribution Award - Patriot Campers
  • Construction and Trades Award - Usher Group
  • Manufacturing Award - Digga Australia
  • IT and Digital Business Award - Service.com.au
  • Emerging Business Award - Coastal Asbestos Removal

The awards, now in their 24th 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.

Monthly winners in each category then vie for the annual awards, including the coveted Gold Coast Business of the Year, to be awarded at a gala event in November.

The awards' major sponsors include Dreamweavers, Ramsden Lawyers, Study Gold Coast, City of Gold Coast, Regional Development Australia Gold Coast, Choice Homes, Westpac, Harvey Norman Commercial Queensland, Optus Business Centre Gold Coast, Griffith University, Gold Coast Airport and WeVideoPromos. The awards' media sponsors include the Gold Coast Bulletin, Nine NBN Television, 92.5 Gold FM and 90.9 Sea FM.

The GCBEA's major supporters are KPMG, Document Solutions Australia, Bloomtools, Consulting Hall, The Graphic Design Company, The Star Gold Coast, Regina King Photography and Bond University

Author: Gold Coast PR Company Consulting Hall

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