Who We Are

We connect people with opportunities.

Construction People is a recruitment consultancy specialising and operating in the built environment. Our goal is to connect people with opportunities they will succeed in. Our success lies in the fact that we’ve set our sights on recruiting exclusively for construction, property development and project management – building a strong knowledge base and network within it. We take our role in this process seriously, and our service to you will always be led by three core values: taking responsibility, having integrity, and showing respect.

construction jobs

Our story

In 2008, we opened our doors to the Brisbane construction industry from the humble beginnings of operating from the home of our founder and Company Director, Ian Richardson who holds over 21 years experience in the industry.

Ian quickly secured massive wins, such as securing the contract to resource for the $1.2 billion dollar Queensland Children’s Hospital for Abigroup (now called the Lady Cilento Hospital) and the $320 million dollar Cairns Based Hospital.

It wasn’t too long before the other Richardson came on board. Todd Richardson joined his brother Ian to expand our services even further and assist with our clients’ recruitment needs for regional Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Together, they secured the recruitment contract in Queensland with Westfield Design and Construct, and Mirvac. Then they set their sights on the sunny Gold Coast and the Northern NSW region.

With more growth, they planted our roots down the East Coast and expanded our services into Sydney and Parramatta, along with developing a state-of-the-art online contractor/temp staff timesheet and payroll system.

Our story continues to go from strength to strength dedicated to advising, connecting, and creating mutually beneficial relationships for the people we work with.

Contact us today so that we can help you achieve your journey – our success comes from your success.

Our Values.

As employers and employees ourselves, we understand the impact that taking on a new opportunity or member to your team can have on your personal and professional life, and we take our role in this process seriously. So, our service to you will always be led by three core values: to take responsibility, to have integrity and to show respect.

Learn more about our values

  • Efficient

    and helpful.

    “The service received by Construction People is efficient and helpful. They’re easy to deal with and eager to please.”

    Michael Vicenzino, Construction Manager QLD

    Hansen Yuncken

  • Extremely professional

    and very laid back.

    Every time I have spoken with Kylee and the rest of the team at Construction People I have found them to be extremely professional and very laid back. I’ve referred them to quite a few people I know in the construction industry because they find you great roles with great clients.

    Paul Stevenson, Safety Manager

    Candidate

  • The service provided

    is excellent.

    “The service provided by Ian and the team at Construction People is excellent. Ian has a thorough understanding of the construction industry and takes the time to know his clients and their culture. He’s thorough in researching candidates properly so he knows what individuals are like and then uses this knowledge to make decisions as to who would be the right fit for our team. Candidates we get from Ian are always competent in their roles because he’s done his homework.”

    Wayne Rowe, Construction Manager

    Devine Constructions

  • I honestly don't think there is a

    better recruitment company in Brisbane.

    I really can't recommend Todd Richardson enough. After moving interstate, finding the entry job into the Brisbane market was always going to be difficult but I was recommended to talk to Todd. Rec cons are often derided and with good cause but I found Todd different to others I'd spoken to and when we met, he interviewed in a way that demonstrated to me that his knowledge of the Construction market and the roles he had available, and also my worth within these companies, was above any other recruiter I'd spoken to. He is professional, yet friendly, and very genuine about what he thinks he is able to do for you. After our successful meeting, he committed to finding me a role within the industry and worked hard in finding me an outstanding position. This was achieved rapidly and as such it is the least that I can do to recommend Todd for the successful service he performed for me. I honestly don't think there is a better recruitment company in Brisbane than this one.

    Stephen Lynch, Contracts Administrator

    Candidate

  • Able to listen and adapt

    to the needs of our business.

    “FKG are proud to be associated with the services of Construction People, over the past 5 years we have found them to be able to listen and adapt to the needs of our business. We are constantly trying to make FKG a point of difference to prospective employees and have found the services of Construction People dovetail well into our business mandate.”

    Mario Gagliarde, Operations Manager

    FK Gardner & Sons

  • You always receive a

    bespoke, hands on service.

    "Ian and the team at Construction People are very personable, you always receive a bespoke, hands on service when dealing with them. Their responsiveness is very good and they have a thorough understanding of our business and our needs.”

    Arron Fischer, Director

    Savills Australia

  • I would recommend their services

    to any job hunters.

    A major roadblock most job seekers face in this industry is finding credible leads or potential vacancies but Ian and Kylee have the leads and contacts needed to overcome this. I would recommend their services to any job hunters who are seeking a good representation in the market. They were both a pleasure to work, provided great communication during the process and are excellent industry associates to have.

    Chris Buckland, Site Manager – Icon Co

    Candidate

  • Todd is

    a true professional.

    Todd is a true professional with his commitment to listen and adhere to his client's requirements and thus fulfils their ambitions with the attention that he provides to them through his connections and knowledge. I would have no hesitation to recommend Todd.

    Declan Brady, Senior Supervisor

    Decmil

  • They find the right people

    to pass on to their clients.

    Construction People won’t represent just anyone; they find the right people to pass on to their clients. Their objective is not just to make a quick dollar. They have always taken my feedback on board and as a result, the people they have placed for me always meet my requirements. A big thing for us is that they actually go and meet with every candidate they put forward, this is something that I find doesn’t happen with a lot of recruiters whose due diligence ends with receiving a resume and passing it on. Kylee has placed a number of candidates in my business and she walks into our office and knows everyone, she’s approachable, easy to work with and always takes my feedback on board.

    Trent Clark, Director

    GCB Constructions

  • It’s recruiting

    without the fluff.

    “I have always found the team at Construction People easy to deal with, professional and available when I need them. You always want to use a recruitment agency with knowledge of the people they are putting forward. Ian and Todd have a good grasp of the people in the industry and enough contacts to get the feedback needed. They strive to meet our requirements and don’t push people just because that’s who they have in their data base. It’s recruiting without the fluff.”

    Otis Towill, General Manager QLD

    PBS Building

  • They are proactive about

    supplying the right candidates

    The service received by Construction People is very professional. In my dealings with them, I’ve found them to be very proactive about supplying the right candidates. They listen to our requests regarding vetting candidates and only ever provide candidates who meet our requirements. They also provide relevant and sufficient information about candidates with each proposal, which saves me time.

    Nick Xenitopoulos, Construction Manager

    Morris Property Group

  • Like dealing with a close friend

    but with a professional edge.

    The service received from Kylee and the team at Construction People is like dealing with a close friend, but with a professional edge. They’re interested in finding the best fit for you, rather than just making a placement. I have had experience with recruiters not disclosing who the actual job is and holding their cards close to their chest. With CP they tell you all of the information related to a role so you can make a clear decision with them on whether a pathway proposed is the most suitable for you. CP find a mutually beneficial fit for both the client and the prospective employee/ contractor. I have always felt they are in my corner and find jobs that aren't even advertised on the market. Quite incredible really.

    Hollie Layton

    Alluvion Property