Fardoulys Constructions was founded in 1976 (then known as Peter Fardoulys Constructions) by Peter Fardoulys and his wife Margaret as joint owners. Their first business premises were in the old IXL jam factory in Harries Road Coorparoo Queensland. It rapidly established a reputation for the cost-effective and timely delivery of construction projects. Over three decades Fardoulys Constructions has won numerous excellence awards in building construction, the first being a finalist in the Commonwealth Small Business of the Year Award for 1980.Over the 30 years that Fardoulys Constructions has been in business it has grown… no longer qualifying as a "small business" it continues to enjoy a respected and successful position in the building industry.


B.App.Sc(Blt Env), Grad.Dip Bldg., L.F.A.I.B.


Robin joined his father's construction business as Project Manager in 1981 after completing his Bachelor of Applied Science Built Environment Degree. He is presently the Director of the construction and development companies. Robin was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the General Division (AM) on Australia Day 2017 "For significant service to the building and construction industry, standards and police development, and to tertiary education".


Industry Involvement:
  • Former adjunct Professor in the School of Urban Development, Facility of Built Environment and Engineering - Queensland University of Technology
  • Life fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB)
  • Past national President of the Australian Institute of Building
  • Past member of the Australian Institute of Building Universities Course Assessment Committee
  • Former Chairman Australian Building and Construction Higher Education Round Table
  • Board Member of the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)
  • Past board Member of the QLD Building & Construction Commission (QBCC)
  • Past Chairman of ConstructionQ
  • Past Chairman Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF)



1930 - 2017

Peter Sydney Fardoulys A.M. is being warmly remembered by family, friends, and the wider community following his passing in Brisbane on 22 January, 2017, aged 86.


Peter was born in Goondiwindi on 3rd April 1930 and grew up in Brisbane with his father, mother, brother and two sisters. He excelled as a long-distance runner, completing the 10 mile (16km) event in an admirable 54 minutes. Between 1950and 1957 Peter won 23 State Athletic Championships.


He was educated at Anglican Church Grammar School and completed a Diploma of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. His early career in construction started at Mobil Oil and together with his wife Margaret, he created Fardoulys Constructions at the old IXL jam factory site at Coorparoo in 1976.


Peter’s extensive involvement with both the construction industry and the broader community was widespread. He was the national president of the Australian Institute of Building (2002-2003), an AIB Councillor for three decades, and in 2002 was named a Life Fellow of the AIB.


He was a member of Master Builders Queensland for 40 years and a member of the Builders Registration Board of Queensland (1977 – 1991). In 1977 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee medal and received the Centenary Medal in 2003 for service to the construction industry and the community.


Peter was an active member on several boards including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital research Foundation, Opera Queensland and Crèche and Kindergarten Association Queensland.


At age 74, Peter was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List. This recognised his service to the building and construction sector through industry association roles and to the community through arts, medical, children’s and church organisations.

In November 2016, Peter, his wife Margaret, and son Robin, celebrated 40 years of Fardoulys Constructions, which was an historic moment for the family-owned business.


Peter was married to Margaret for 62 years, was a proud father to Jim, Robin and Cathy, and a loving grandfather to Tom, Peter, Robert, Emily, Claire, Lucy, William, Douglas and Miranda.