Mckeno's keen sense of business sets high standard for industry
Written on the 31 January 2017McKeno Blocks and Pavers are so much more than a local business, they're a micro industry within Broome's construction and manufacturing sector spawning Kimberley Roof Design, Kimberley Contracting, and managing Bitumen Sealing Services all from the one location.
Husband-wife team Joe and Nat Giancono started McKeno 8 years ago, purchasing a brand new paver manufacturing plant from Germany and bringing in specialists from Tasmania to assemble it. They now manage four businesses and supply Broome-made product as far south as Albany.Despite the recent downturn in Broome's construction industry McKeno have continued to thrive by diversifying their revenue streams, creating a nationwide customer-based and staying focused on meeting market demand at all times.
Nat Giancono says, "We noticed a gap in the market of housing trusses five years ago and established Kimberley Roof Design which has been a great success.""We've supplied housing trusses to a loyal client who was building close to Perth, and are the only Australian manufacturer to make geo link pavers which are a stabilising product for ground erosion control - these are in high demand for local councils with enquiries now coming in from interstate."
A proud family business with two factories and 12 employees, Nat and Joe can't help but point out their product to the kids as they drive past various construction sites. "For some reason they don't get as excited about looking at building sites as Joe and I do," Says Nat.Perhaps the true key to success for McKeno and co is their down-to-earth nature and keen-to-serve attitude. "If there is a need in the market that isn't being met, we're happy to look at how we can fill the void. We're always evolving and we genuinely want to help people wherever we can."
McKeno Blocks and Pavers is open to the public and welcomes individuals to go and discuss their renovating projects wherever possible.Find them at 21 Warrgamburu Drive in the new Broome Industrial Park off Broome Road.
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