Building is in the McCloy blood.
Francis McCloy was a builder who “reared 11 kids, survived the Depression, never took a cent on the dole, ran his own chooks and pigs and fished Lake Munmorah”.
In 1961, one of Francis’ sons, Don, started a Belmont-based construction company specialising in commercial buildings, schools and hotels. Don’s son, Jeff, who is now the Chairman of McCloy Group, joined his father in the mid-seventies, taking over the reins in the mid-eighties after ten years working together.
One of McCloy’s early successes was the construction of the $150 million John Hunter Hospital, the region’s largest, delivered a year ahead of schedule.
In the 1990s, the McCloy Group diversified considerably, reflecting Jeff’s innovative approach and business acumen. Today the McCloy Group’s interests include:
- Creating outstanding masterplanned residential communities;
- Owning and redeveloping commercial office space;
- Redeveloping and operating family-friendly hotels; and
- Owning and operating award-winning tourism and hospitality ventures such as Mystic Tide, a superyacht charter business based in Cairns.