Q&A with Aaron Morris

In the latest edition of Stoddarts Q&A we spoke to our National Sales Manager, Aaron Morris. Aaron has been in the industry over 30 years starting as an apprentice roofer as a teenager and has been an instrumental part of the Stoddart team for over a decade. Aaron's product knowledge is exceptional but it's his passion for people that drives everything he does. Aaron answered questions including how he manages a team spread across over 3000km and the best book he's read. 

Transcript: The best part of my job is the interaction with the staff and the customers who challenge me every day to be a better business leader. How do I manage a team from Cairns to Warnabull? It's about employing the best people, giving them the best tools and empowering them to be the best in industry. How are things changing for sales teams in 2017? I think it's about enhancing the sales team in the social and digital platforms to deliver on our customer expectations. Today it's all about Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and we need to ensure we're working with our customers to deliver exceptional results. What's the best book I've read? Anything by Richard Branson. Here's a gentleman that epitomises customer service. He has a saying if you treat your staff right they'll treat your customers right and I think that's the culture we have at the Stoddart Group. What am I most excited about in the next 12 months? Innovation and sustainable solutions. It's keeping ahead of emerging trends and challenging ourselves every day to deliver what our customers want. 

Supporting Women In Industry

Stoddart Group is paving the way for female representation in what is a typically
male dominated industry.

Women account for 25% of Stoddart’s workforce and this number is growing. Talking to Stoddart Group's Governing Director, Jon Stoddart, it's clear the group's commitment to equality is one that stems from the very top.

“As a father of three daughters, equality in the workforce is something that is very close to my heart and is something I work hard to see in action throughout all of the Group,” Mr Stoddart said.

“I am proud to say we have female representation at all levels of our organisation, from the manufacturing floor through to senior management.

“Our philosophy is to hire the best and empower them to be better and we are very supportive of the growth and development of the team.”

Stoddart Group is proud to be a sponsor of the HIA Women in Building & Construction Industry Awards and is looking forward to continuing to foster and support the growth of women in the industry.

Contracting with Stoddart Group

Choosing to contract for Stoddart Group is the smartest career choice you could make. We service the entire Eastern Seaboard; whether you are in Cairns, Warrnambool or anywhere in between, the Stoddart Group can offer you consistent contracting work close to where you live meaning you waste less time on travel. 

I like contracting for Stoddarts because they always pay weekly, give me consistent work which allows me to build my business and employ other people and they take care of everything. We rock up to site and we know it’s ready to go. It’s easy. They send me a job the day before and if something goes wrong we can call the office and they’ll be straight onto it.
— Alex Beloff - Roofing Contractor
Sites are pre-inspected, ready and safe so you can get in, get the job done and get home

Sites are pre-inspected, ready and safe so you can get in, get the job done and get home

An opportunity for career change when you’re ready to get off the tools

An opportunity for career change when you’re ready to get off the tools

Get paid weekly - on time, every week plus we do all the contracts so all you have to do is finish the job and raise your invoice

Get paid weekly - on time, every week plus we do all the contracts so all you have to do is finish the job and raise your invoice

We work with 2,500+ builders across 38 branches giving you great stability and longevity

We work with 2,500+ builders across 38 branches giving you great stability and longevity

I started with Stoddarts at 18 working for one of their sub-contractors, then with my own crew, got off the tools and started as a maintenance supervisor and now I’m responsible for training new apprentices.
— Brent Chase - Trade Development Manager

  • More than 70 million metres of fascia and gutter installed – that’s 2,000 times around the entire coastline of Australia
  • More than 65 million square metres of metal roofing installed, enough to cover over 9,000 football fields
  • Stoddarts has stood the test of time. We’ve been around for the last 6 decades and we’ll be here for many more to come
  • We use quality products, including Australian-made steel from Lysaght

COLORBOND® Matt - The Subtle Art of Standing Out

Stoddart Group is pleased to offer roofing, fascia and gutter in the full range of matt colours. 

Celebrating the emerging home design trend of understated natural aesthetics, BlueScope has created a new range of COLORBOND® steel in an elegant matt finish.Appealing to design-conscious consumers, architects and builders alike, new COLORBOND® steel Matt is a durable and contemporary finish for creative home and building designs that dramatically diffuses light for a subtle yet compelling effect.

We spoke to our National Sales Manager, Aaron Morris, about the Matt collection. 

Any time we can offer more choice to our customers we are happy. With the addition of the full matt range we now offer roofing and rainwater products in over 30 colours and in four roofing profiles and five gutter profiles - that gives our customers and their purchasers 600 design possibilities.

We've been installing COLORBOND® roofs for 40 years and it's exciting to see a new product that is so in keeping with current design trends. Since the launch of COLORBOND®'s Matt range I've been noticing matt products everywhere; from watches to our Managing Director's car

We're already getting a lot of interest from our customers on the product and we've had our first orders start to roll in. 


Image supplied by BlueScope

Image supplied by BlueScope

The COLORBOND® steel Matt colour images shown have been reproduced to represent actual product colours and finish as accurately as possible. However, we recommend checking your chosen colour against an actual sample of the product before purchasing, as varying light conditions and limitations of the printing process and screen resolutions may affect colour tones and finish. To determine the most suitable material for your project, please contact your supplier or see COLORBOND.COM/MATT. 

Stoddarts Q&A with Jon Stoddart

We're excited to share the first episode of Stoddart Q & A. At Stoddarts we have an amazing team with unrivaled industry knowledge and this series is designed to provide a real and honest look into some of our best people. For our first episode we spoke to Governing Director Jon Stoddart. Jon's been in the industry for 40+ years and his passion is contagious. Jon answered 4 questions including the last lesson he learnt.

KMEW Visit

We recently welcomed our friends from KMEW to our head office in Darra. KMEW are the manufacturer of our cladding product, Ceraclad. Ceraclad, is a Japanese pre-finished, ceramic-coated, exterior cladding system. It's quick to install, self-cleaning, environmentally friendly and available in a range of striking finishes.

It doesn't just look good. The photocatalytic finish on Ceraclad triggers an oxidation process when exposed to sunlight. This chemical reaction decomposes the everyday dirt and grime homes are exposed to negating the need for external washing of a home. 

The ceramic coating used on Ceraclad panels has such an effective self-cleaning system Japanese hospitals spray it on their walls to eliminate germs and viruses.

It's also an environmentally friendly building product and the ideal choice for those conscious of their environmental footprint. It's made using 50% recyclable materials and a 165m2 home wrapped with Ceraclad panels emits the same air purification properties each year as 12 poplar trees.

Marsden State High School

We're committed to the future of the industry and know our ability to lay great foundations is key to supporting growth. We've provided a steel frame to Marsden State High School, giving their year 11 & 12 students hands on practice working with steel. The frame will be erected and disassembled each year by the performing students during framing master classes.

Brett and Eve from the Stoddart Group team went along to the Marsden Trade Training Symposium for the unveiling of the frame.