An Experienced Team That You Can Rely on!
The QST team have amassed considerable experience working with builders of all types – from high volume builders down to boutique builders producing architecturally designed homes. All up, the co-directors and their extended team have over 50 years of combined experience in the drilling, sampling, testing engineering and surveying.
For a unique insight into the quality service that QST provides to its builder clients, read on for an interview with QST Co-Director, Chris Evans.
An Interview with QST Co-Director, Chris Evans
Interviewer: I am here with Chris Evans a Director of QST. Chris is going to be talking about the specialized soil testing and Surveying service that QST offers for builders. Chris and the QST team have amassed considerable experience working with builders of all types – from high volume builders down to boutique builders producing architecturally designed homes. All up, Chris, his co-directors and their extended team have over 50 years of combined experience in the drilling, sampling, testing engineering and surveying. Thanks for joining us Chris…
Chris: My pleasure James, great to be speaking with you.
Interviewer: Chris, let’s dive straight in. In your experience Chris, what do builders mostly look for in a provider of soil testing, Engineering design and Surveying services?
Chris: Well first off James, it is rare for a builder to be able to access all three services under the one roof – soil testing, footings design and Surveying, so they may not know that this is actually all available from QST. Having said that, we know that many builders look for suppliers who are going to help them run their business more efficiently and more profitably. This means that they look for three things;
1. Accurate, quality work that meets Australian Standards
2. Good turn-around times so that they are not held up
3. Experienced professionals at all levels – drillers, testers, designers and engineers that can handle whatever is thrown at them
Interviewer: Thanks Chris. You’ve covered quite a lot there. I’d like to pick up on two things that you mentioned – the first point and the last point. Please tell us more about the suite of services that you have under the one roof.
Chris: We’ve always set out to create a service offering that meets the needs of the Builder. That’s why we’ve now brought Surveying into our offering. Over the years we saw that there was often a need for Surveying to be completed around the same time that the soil testing was being undertaken. That’s why we’ve now brought Surveying into our offering. Builders now have the convenience of dealing with the friendly QST team for all of these pre-construction services.
Interviewer: Thanks Chris. The last point you mentioned was about across the board experience. Please tell us more about that?…
Chris: One thing we know is that every job is different. Every now and then these differences are significant. An experienced operator can get the job done when they are thrown a curve ball. Someone with less experience may struggle to get that same job done. When you consider that time is money for many of our customers, we are very proud that we have experienced technicians, draftspersons, Surveyors and Engineers right across our business.
Interviewer: Thanks again Chris. I’m sure you’d be a valuable service to any builder. If a builder is reading this and they want to make contact with you, what should they do?
Chris: The best thing to do is to call our office on 07 3857 0202 where one of our helpful staff can assist or visit our website at www.qstgroup.com.au
Interviewer: Thanks Chris for speaking with us today.