No piece on Mick Fabar Constructions will be complete without a mention of the personal abilities of owner Mick Fabar. This is because his resilience, tenacity and ability to face odds and bounce back have rubbed off on his company too. An example of these characteristics is the way he has repeatedly regained his records in the Guinness Book of World Records. In November 2005, he set a record of 436 punches in a minute and when Englishman Paddy Doyle broke it, Mick came back with a vengeance with a staggering 548 punches in a minute. He then went on to break new frontiers with 447 hits on a speedball and 302 left punches both in under a minute.
This mindset of setting new benchmarks of excellence has positively impacted his business ventures too. In 2001, Mick set up Mick Fabar Constructions in his hometown Orange, NSW and soon made a name in the building industry. Within 4 years of its inception his superior building abilities was recognized with an Excellence Award by the Master Builders Association for a redevelopment project. Few builders can boast of establishing themselves to this extent so quickly.
However, soon after, Mick Fabar Constructions took a hit but not because of any shortcomings of Mick. In 2005 a mining boom in Orange saw builders flocking to this town to corner the many building projects on offer. While doing so, they offered cut throat rates that compromised on quality for quantity. Mick refused to get into this scam and instead decided to keep away from these projects. Naturally, Mick Fabar Constructions saw a dip in business.
It is here that Mick’s spirit and his determination to get out of any adverse situation was seen at his best. As a sister concern of Mick Fabar Constructions, he founded Green Homes, Australia, a company based on a unique concept of building energy efficient homes. Lower level of electricity consumption in these homes resulted in a decrease in energy bills even in extreme temperatures bringing much needed relief to Australian homeowners.
Mick’s innovation in this field was made possible by incorporating certain exclusive features in the building plans. These included setting up of solar energy plants, water harvesting solutions, recycling applications and fixing energy efficient doors and windows. Most importantly, these types of homes did not cost more to build than normal conventional structures. In an effort to spread awareness about this concept, Green Homes, Australia built two buildings in Orange to showcase this idea. Over 20 builders participated in this franchise model to gain from Mick’s knowledge and expertise in this field.
Mick Fabar Constructions along with Green Homes, Australia has won numerous awards since this pioneering effort in building energy efficient homes. In 2009, Mick was a finalist in the Green Smart Builder of the Year and National Home of the Year categories of the Housing Industry Awards and for Energy Efficiency in 2008 and 2009. Mo mean achievement for a company specializing in this area for only 3 years!
What has added to the stature of Mick and his companies is conferring of various prestigious ISO certifications. These include ISO 9001: Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and ISO 50001: Energy Management Systems.
Further any building whether residential or commercial constructed by Mick Fabar Constructions is today deemed both nationally and internationally to be energy efficient ones.