History

Jaxon - Kahana Parkway Project - 7.8.10

A Brief History

Leaders in Construction for more than 50 years.

2016

JAXON Property was formed.

2014

JAXON Civil was formed.

2013

JAXON re-branded and changed their logo.

2011

JAXON separated from the Doric Group.

2005

JAXON was acquired by Doric and formed the residential arm of the Doric Group. All the commercial projects were removed from JAXON and transferred to Doric. JAXON focused on the large scale multi residential market and Doric on the Commercial and Engineering markets. Key Doric staff were transferred to JAXON.

1980

Two cyclones hit Goldsworthy and Shay Gap, damaging nearly every house and many of the commercial buildings. JAXON was responsible for getting the mine back into operation in just five weeks. JAXON continued to work with BHP, including tackling the housing at Newman town site, commercial buildings and a major part of the BHP work in Port Hedland.

1974

Control passed to Jim Donald. JAXON is WA owned and operated.

1970

British conglomerate bought shares.

1968

JAXON set up an office at Port Hedland and did all the construction work for BHP and Goldsworthy Iron, including commercial buildings and infrastructure for the complete town sites of Newman and Port Hedland. JAXON undertook $92M worth of work for Goldsworthy over 23 years until they were taken over by BHP and the mine closed. Jack Kailis passed away.

1966

JAXON formed a Joint Venture with Watson Construction and won a contract for a further 84 houses in Exmouth. The 84 houses were completed in a record 24 weeks.

1965

JAXON won a tender to build 30 houses at Exmouth for the Australian staff working on the RAAF base

1963

Started tendering on commercial work. One of the first projects was for housing and all the commercial buildings at BHP’s Koolyanobbing mine site.
At the same time JAXON had strengthened its position in group housing construction and was building about 8 to 10 houses weekly in the metro area.

1958

JAXON’s founder Jack Kailis formed JAXON Construction Pty Ltd.
First major contract was in Carnarvon.
JAXON built 30 houses for the tracking station