A Reputation Built on 35 Years Experience
Sydney Olympic Park, the Opera House, Star Casino, Barangaroo, and Pitt Street Mall are where you will find just some of Sam’s paving masterpieces – they also just happen to be some of the most iconic destinations in Australia.
Sam is enormously proud of his 35 year legacy, that lies in the footprint of some of Sydney’s most iconic venues. Having worked with Australia’s top builders, developers, architects and government agencies, Sam and the team have consistently brought the beauty of natural stone to life, and turned paving into an art form. The value that the Sam the Paving Man’s team brings to projects of all sizes is an unparalleled attention to detail and the highest quality workmanship.
From Humble Beginnings: Sam’s Story
As a Lebanese immigrant who arrived in Australia in 1975 with empty pockets, but an abundance of passion and determination, Sam Harb has built an incredibly successful company from the ground-up. In 1985, along with his partner Annette, Sam started a small home-based paving installation business. They spent their nights letterbox dropping flyers and spruiking for work. Their days were spent organising and getting the jobs done. Clients soon began referring to him as “Sam the Paving Man”, and so the name stuck. From these humble beginnings, the company has grown to become what is today – the most recognised paving company in the country.
Over the last 30 years Sam the Paving Man has steadily grown, now employing 100+ staff and specialist subcontractors. The company has broadened its range of services to include the importation of natural stone, civil improvement works, and façade cladding.
Today the next generation of Sam’s family are now part of the team, and are committed to preserving his vision. When you enlist the services of Sam the Paving Man, you not only get superior products and installation, you also get the kind of expertise that only comes with years of hard work and experience. More importantly you get the guarantee of a family who cares, who have created a legacy of craftsmanship, and are committed to a culture of superior service.
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In 2009, the operation further expanded with the acquisition of Granites of Australia, which now owns, operates, produces and distributes Australian Black Granite, known in the market as Adelaide Black, which is the specified stone for City of Sydney, Parramatta and Liverpool Council.
At Sam the Paving Man we pride ourselves on supplying first class materials, providing quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. Whether the project is a small scale residential job or a major commercial development, our aim is to bring the customer’s vision to reality. Maintaining our presence and reputation in the market is highly important to all our staff. Our teams are made up of highly skilled and dedicated professionals, who share in our values customer service and creating the most spectacular landmarks.
Sam the Paving Man is well known for our large scale and high-quality paving projects, however we also undertake anything from residential driveways, minor repairs, long term maintenance contracts , as well as full scope public domain, lane way upgrades and urban works. Sam the Paving Man is truly a ‘one stop shop’, our in-house resources allow us to be a complete the most complex projects within the tightest deadlines. Our experienced labour force, well-maintained plant and equipment are one of the keys to our success. The other is an established a network of relationships with our trusted suppliers and subcontractors. Refer to ‘Services’ for the full range of our capabilities.
Sam the Paving Man knows that quality is paramount in both the design and the construction stage of each project. We apply the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” cycle of continuous improvement in all that we do. This system complies with the International Standard (ISO9001) and is well documented in Sam the Paving Man’s Integrated Management System Manual and project planning documentation.
Sam the Paving Man recognises the importance of an entirely safe and accident free workplace. Members of the public, contractors and all other related project stakeholders, are given equal priority to that of our employees. The company has developed and maintains a Work Health and Safety (WHS) system which has been accredited by the NSW Department of Commerce and complies with the Australian Standard (AS4801).
Sam the Paving Man is committed to protecting both the natural and built environment. We encourage the co-operation of all workers and affiliated stakeholders to particulate in practices to ensure minimal impact on the environment. The company has developed and maintains an Environmental System created to comply with the Australian & New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS ISO14001), and is well documented in Sam the Paving Man’s Integrated Management System Manual and Project Plan.
At Sam the Paving Man we know that our projects can cause significant disruption to the lives of people who live and work near our construction sites. We are committed to proactive communication with the residents and businesses, and to finding ways to mitigate the impact of our work. To that end we employ dedicated Community Liaison Officers whose role it is to liaise with residents and businesses to explain the impact of the work in progress, and to communicate the stakeholder needs back to our teams. By developing this understanding, we are able to fine-tune construction methodologies, reduce disruption, and enhance the reputation with both clients and affected businesses. We are proud to leave communities with new landmark areas for the future generations to enjoy.
- Master Builders Association – Sam the Paving Man has proudly held the membership for 20 consecutive years.
- Concrete Masonry Association of Australia.
- Australia Arab Business Network.
- Landscape Contractors Association of New South Wales.
- Parks & Leisure Australia.