A Family Legacy
This family-run business is truly a multigenerational endeavor. With three generations actively involved, THEM Earthmoving embraces a close-knit family dynamic. From aunties and uncles to nieces and nephews, parents, and children, the family bond extends through every aspect of our operations.
Established in 2009, THEM Earthmoving Pty Ltd has deep roots in Geraldton, the Mid-West, and regional Western Australia. Both founders, Stephen and Katrina-Lee, are lifelong residents of the Mid-West, tracing their connection back to the 1950s when their grandparents first emigrated to the region—a place both families have called home ever since.
From Humble Beginnings to Current Success
Beginning with just a singular Samsung Loader, THEM Earthmoving has grown significantly over the last 15 years. Thanks to the hard work of dedicated employees and the determination of Stephen and Katrina-Lee, the company has achieved remarkable success. What started as a modest venture has transformed into a thriving enterprise, now operating from its newly constructed depot—an evolution from its humble backyard beginnings.
15 Years and Beyond
As we celebrate our 15-year milestone, we look back with gratitude for the journey that has brought us here. With a legacy built on hard work, dedication, and a commitment to excellence, THEM Earthmoving looks forward to continued growth and success in the years to come.
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The biggest question over the last 15 years is "Why THEM?". THEM is more than just a word; it's an acronym representing our core services: TRANSPORT, HAULAGE, EARTHWORKS, and MECHANICAL. This not only encapsulates our business model but also provides a memorable representation of who we are and what we do.
Deeply rooted in the local and remote communities we serve, THEM Earthmoving takes pride in giving back. Stephen and Katrina-Lee actively participate and sponsor various sports and local events, contributing to the vibrancy and well-being of the broader community.
Dynamtic Partnership - Stephen & Katrina-Lee O'Brien
Katrina-Lee - Managing Director
The journey of THEM Earthmoving is not just a tale of business growth but also a testament to the diverse backgrounds of its founders. Katrina-Lee, with her roots in education, began her professional career as an educator, contributing her skills to various schools throughout the Midwest.
Balancing Education and Entrepreneurship
When Katrina-Lee and her husband Stephen ventured into the business world, she wore multiple hats. Initially, while managing the accounts and administration of THEM Earthmoving, Katrina-Lee continued to share her passion for education by teaching part-time. This unique blend of roles showcased her commitment to both the community and the business, balancing education with the increasing demands of entrepreneurship.
From Part-Time to Full-Time Leadership
As the business continued to flourish, the demands on Katrina-Lee's time grew. The growth of
THEM Earthmoving required her to transition into a full-time leadership role, overseeing
day-to-day operations with unwavering dedication. Her background in education, coupled with her managerial
acumen, broughta unique perspective to the helm of the company.
A Driving Force in Operations
Today, Katrina-Lee stands as a driving force behind the success of THEM Earthmoving. Her transition from the educational sector to full-time business leadership exemplifies the adaptability and commitment that defines our organisation. Under her guidance, THEM Earthmoving has not only thrived but has also become an integral part of the fabric of the Midwest.
Katrina-Lee's journey from education to entrepreneurship is a story of dedication, adaptability, and passion. As we continue to grow and evolve, her commitment to excellence remains at the core of our operations. THEM Earthmoving is proud to have a leader whose diverse experiences enrich the fabric of our organisation and drive us toward greater success.
Stephen O'Brien - Managing Director
Managing Director Stephen along side Katrina-Lee lead the company as a seasoned professional with over 25 years of industry experience. Stephen's journey is deeply rooted in the earthmoving sector, making it the cornerstone of his extensive career.
From Diesel Mechanic to Leadership
Stephen's professional journey began as a heavy-duty diesel mechanic—a testament to his hands-on expertise in the workings of heavy machinery. His skills and passion for the industry led him to a pivotal role within his father's earthmoving business, where he honed his leadership capabilities and deepened his understanding of the intricacies of earthmoving operations.
In 2009, fueled by an entrepreneurial spirit and a shared vision with his wife Katrina-Lee, Stephen embarked on a new chapter. THEM Earthmoving was born as a testament to their commitment to excellence and the pursuit of a thriving business that catered to the unique needs of the region.
Roles Within the Business: Operations and Maintenance
Within THEM Earthmoving, Stephen assumes multifaceted roles crucial to the business's success. As a Managing Director, he oversees day-to-day operations, ensuring a seamless workflow that meets the highest standards. His background as a heavy-duty diesel mechanic also positions him as a key figure in the maintenance aspect, ensuring that our machinery operates at peak efficiency.
A Leader in Every Sense
Stephen's leadership is characterised by a wealth of industry knowledge, a hands-on approach, and a commitment to delivering unparalleled service. His career spanning from him spinning spanners, operating machinery and now being tied to the office is a testament to his dedication to the industry and the success of THEM Earthmoving.
A Team Built on Experience
Under Stephen's guidance, our team benefits from a leader who understands the business from the ground up. His wealth of experience contributes to the cohesive and efficient operations that define THEM Earthmoving.
Continuing the Legacy: Kynan's Journey with THEM Earthmoving
The commitment to family and excellence at THEM Earthmoving extends to the next generation, embodied by Kynan, the eldest child of Stephen and Katrina-Lee.
Educational Achievement and Dedication
Kynan completed his education in Geraldton, graduating in 2020. His journey with THEM Earthmoving, however, began long before his graduation. From a young age, Kynan actively contributed to the family business, immersing himself in various roles that laid the foundation for his diverse skill set.
During his teenage years, Kynan devoted substantial time to the maintenance and repair of machinery—a testament to his hands-on approach and commitment to understanding the intricacies of the industry. This early exposure to the operational side of the business has proven invaluable in shaping his role within THEM Earthmoving.
Transition to Administration
As Kynan's educational journey continued, he transitioned seamlessly into an administrative role within the company.
Leveraging his hands-on experience and a keen understanding of the business, Kynan now plays a pivotal role in various
administrative tasks, contributing to the overall efficiency of the operations.
Study at Curtin University
Currently, Kynan is currently working remote and studying at Curtin University, Bentley. This dedication to academic pursuit aligns with the ethos of continuous improvement that defines THEM Earthmoving. Despite the geographical distance, Kynan remains an integral part of the team, seamlessly balancing his academic endeavors with his responsibilities within the business.
A Future Leader in the Making
Kynan's journey with THEM Earthmoving exemplifies the family's commitment to nurturing talent within the organisation. As the oldest of Stephen and Katrina-Lee's children, Kynan represents the next generation of leadership, bringing fresh perspectives and a dedication to the ongoing success of THEM Earthmoving.
The Backbone of THEM
The Heartbeat of THEM Earthmoving
What began as a humble venture has evolved into a thriving enterprise, and at the core of THEM Earthmoving's success is our dedicated team.
From Humble Beginnings to Peak Operations
Currently, THEM Earthmoving proudly operates at its peak with a team of 70 employees—an impressive testament to the journey that started with a singular vision. The growth and success we enjoy today stand as a tribute to the hard work, commitment, and collaborative spirit of our exceptional team.
Admin and Maintenance Teams
Integral to our day-to-day operations are the hardworking members of our admin and maintenance teams. Behind the scenes, they ensure the seamless functioning of the business, from managing administrative tasks to maintaining our fleet of machinery. Their dedication is a driving force that allows THEM Earthmoving to operate at the pinnacle of efficiency.
On-Site Crews, the Backbone of Our Operations
A significant part of our success is owed to the relentless efforts of our on-site crews. These teams, through their expertise and commitment, bring our projects to life, tackling challenges in the tough terrains of the region. Their skill and determination on the ground embody the essence of THEM Earthmoving.
Gratitude for Dedication
We acknowledge and appreciate that without the dedication and hard work of our entire team, THEM Earthmoving wouldn't be where it is today. Each member plays a vital role in our collective success, contributing to the growth and excellence that define our operations.
Building the Future Together
As we look toward the future, we are confident that the collaborative efforts of our team will continue to drive us forward. THEM Earthmoving is not just a business; it's a community of individuals who share a common goal and work tirelessly to achieve it.
WE BELIEVE IN SUSTAINABILTY
Sustainable Innovation: Shaping the Future at THEM Earthmoving
At THEM Earthmoving, we embrace a commitment to sustainability and continual improvement. Our journey extends beyond the present, as we strive to integrate cutting-edge sustainable technology and methods, transitioning towards a more eco-friendly and resilient business model.
Towards a Sustainable Future
We recognize the importance of environmental stewardship and the role businesses play in creating a sustainable future. THEM Earthmoving is dedicated to minimising our ecological footprint, and we actively seek opportunities to implement eco-friendly practices throughout our operations.
Passion for the Future, Client Satisfaction, and Community Giving
Our passion extends beyond our work—fueling our commitment to the future, client satisfaction, and community well-being. We believe that success is not just measured by project completion but by the positive impact we make on the environment and the communities we serve.
Diversification and Exciting New Projects
In our pursuit of excellence, we are always looking to diversify our scope of works and take on new, exciting projects. Innovation is at the core of what we do, and we eagerly embrace challenges that push the boundaries of what is possible in our industry.
Collaborate with Us for a Sustainable and Exciting Future
As we continue to evolve, we invite clients, partners, and community members to collaborate with us on this journey. THEM Earthmoving is not just a company; it's a dynamic force that envisions and actively works towards a future where sustainability, client satisfaction, and community giving are at the forefront of everything we do.
AKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY
At THEM Earthmoving, we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate and pay our respects to their elders past, present, and emerging. We recognise the rich cultural heritage, spiritual connection, and the enduring relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have with this land.
We extend this acknowledgment to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities across Australia, and we commit to fostering a culture of respect, understanding, and collaboration. As we work and operate on this country, we acknowledge the ongoing importance of preserving and promoting Indigenous traditions, knowledge, and perspectives.