20/11/2020 - 15:36

TESG hires former JMG employees

20/11/2020 - 15:36

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Total Essential Services Group has hired several former John Massey Group employees, a week after the group was placed into liquidation.

TESG hires former JMG employees
Brad Johannsen said TESG was looking forward to expanding its building surveying services in the Perth market. Photo: TESG

Total Essential Services Group has hired several former John Massey Group employees, a week after the group was placed into liquidation.

JMG was one of Western Australia’s largest building surveyors and last week it was revealed that HLB Mann Judd had been appointed to wind down the company, which trades as JMG Building Surveyors.

The news followed JMG previously raising concerns over indemnity policies, with worldwide events surrounding flammable cladding on buildings resulting in insurers significantly increasing premiums.

TESG provides essential safety audit services and building compliance nationally, with offices across Australia.

The group said it managed 15,000 commercial sites across the country, with Perth-based clients including Bankwest, Westfield, Telstra, Hawaiian, LendLease and Perth Airport Authority.

TESG managing director Brad Johannsen said the business had appointed Helmut Schwanke to expand TESG’s building surveying leadership team in WA.  

Mr Schwanke is also the deputy chair of the Building Services Board and, according to the JMG website, was most recently executive manager building surveying and fire at JMG.

TESG said it had also this week hired Jonathan Evans as a senior building surveyor - another former JMG employee.

Mr Johannsen said TESG entered the Perth market about 10 years ago, but with the recent appointments was now looking to ramp up its building surveying division.

“The unfortunate circumstances that recently occurred meant there were people unemployed… in building surveying it’s very hard to find good people,” Mr Johannsen told Business News.

“We’re very lucky that during COVID and through all of these issues, we’ve been able to learn to pivot and that’s to ensure the business can survive a storm.”

TESG said it planned to announce other Perth office appointments shortly.

“With our capacity to maintain job roles, facilitate seamless transition for building surveying services to continue and support the state’s thriving construction sector, it also diversifies our national portfolio in a state where construction is a crucial industry,” he said.

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