Adelaide

Trusted team delivering fitout & construction services across South Australia.

What's important to

SHAPE Adelaide

We have been serving clients in South Australia for over 20 years with a focus on building long-lasting and trusted relationships. During that time our capability has grown from our core in fitout & refurbishment to a variety of new build, D&C and facade offerings across almost every sector. Our team is dedicated to collaboration, diversity, inclusion, and having fun while delivering award-winning projects. We are committed to supporting our local community through partnerships with charities such as Food Bank SA, Habitat for Humanity, and Trees for Life.

General Manager - Grant Patterson

Career

Grant brings significant industry and life experience to leading the SHAPE South Australian team. He is passionate about delivering successful projects for clients, building high performing teams, and maintaining SHAPE’s great culture – one that ensures ongoing success for the business and its industry partners and clients. He believes that successful projects are defined not just by end results, but also importantly, the client’s experience of our team and their journey along the way.

Life

Outside of work, Grant enjoys spending time relaxing with family and friends, and two dogs – Hugo and Alfie.

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Meet the team Adelaide

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Jodie Pitcher

Business Development Manager

'Jodes'

Career
Jodie has worked with SHAPE since 2006 in a Business Development Role. Her career began after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design, where she practised as a designer for 10 years across SA and QLD, specialising in commercial and retail fitouts for government and corporate clients. This background has been invaluable in her current role, allowing her to understand the design process and recognise client needs. Jodie has also worked as a Senior Project Consultant for a commercial furniture supplier providing her with great insight into the SA property industry.

Life
Jodie has a love for design and enjoys spending time with her family, kids, friends, and her Wheaten Terrier, Obi.

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Arsanous Gerges

Senior Commercial Manager

'George' 

Career
When George joined SHAPE in 2007, he brought extensive experience gained both in Australia and overseas working on multi-million dollar, low- and high-rise developments, commercial fitouts, schools and heritage refurbishments. George’s background stems from his Honours Degree in Structural Engineering, subsequent qualifications, and his vast experience in project management. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from UniSA.

Life
George enjoys beach walks, spending quality time with his wife and two sons, and is a keen Liverpool fan. He is always learning through reading, self-reflection and consulting with others.

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Dean Fraser

Estimating Manager

'Deano'

Career
With over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, Dean has developed an extensive technical skill base and project management expertise. He first qualified as an electrician and later completed a Construction Management and Economics degree with Honours at the UniSA. His understanding of staged, tight framed programmes to ensure practical completion has become evident due to his methodological approach to estimating.

Life
Dean enjoys spending time with his family and two young sons. He is an Adelaide United member and loves to read and play table tennis in his spare time. He has two pet Silkie chickens that his son named Giggle and Bus.

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Will Paley

Commercial Manager

'Pales'

Career
Will has more than 15 years’ experience in the construction industry with substantial knowledge in all forms of contract delivery. He has managed large multi-million-dollar projects in commercial office fitouts, retail, education, and new build sectors. As a team leader, Will displays integrity, fairness and excellent communication. His significant experience and technical understanding across all aspects of the construction process enables him to apply advanced project and risk management tools and ‘know-how’ throughout the development and delivery of any project.

Life
Will has a passion for fishing, enjoys spending time outdoors, and hopes to build a holiday house on Wedge Island in South Australia. He has a dog named Bozley and loves both AFL and tennis.

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Ashby Baron

Commercial Manager

'Ash'

Career
Ashby joined SHAPE Adelaide in early 2013. After relocated to WA, where he delivered the $18 million Westpac Perth office fitout, Ashby returned to his hometown in 2022. He has a particular strength and enthusiasm for customer service and satisfaction, executed at a high standard. His experience in the construction industry varies across many roles and sectors, and he is renowned for his excellent work ethic and a high level of commitment.

Life
Ashby enjoys hockey and has played for more than 15 years. He is a Fremantle Dockers fan and has a chocolate Labrador named Charlie.

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Russell Tarca

Construction Manager

‘Tarcs’

Career
During his more than 27 years of construction industry experience, Russell has developed a broad skill base with a specialisation in delivering new builds and projects within occupied environments. Russell has demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills, particularly when leading and motivating large subcontractor teams. His attention to detail will ensure that a high-quality outcome is delivered regardless of the size of the project. Russell has been a key team member for numerous complex and award-winning projects at SHAPE, including the Adelaide Oval Bodyline Bar, Noarlunga Hospital Redevelopment, and Golden Grove High School.

Life
Russell enjoys watching his two daughters play sport and is a disappointed Crows supporter. He loves Asian food, but hates chilli, and has never had a cup coffee in his life.

 

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Michael Worthington

Operations Manager

‘Wortho’

Career
With more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry, Michael has developed a broad skill base and specialises in overseeing and delivering complex projects. He is well versed in building and managing large project teams and maintaining excellent communication with all stakeholder groups. Michael has extensive experience in commercial construction projects ranging across all industry sectors, from fitouts to projects up to $22m. Michael’s organisational skills are exceptional and ensures full compliance with all WHS requirements and relevant accreditations.

Life
Michael is a proud father who loves a good dad joke. When he’s not busy looking after his two daughters, he enjoys trying to keep fit, going for adventures on his motorbike, and catching up with friends over a few cheeky drinks.

Adelaide Projects

Capabilities

We’ve been a leading Australian fitout and refurbishment provider for more than 30 years. Whether it is delivering a high-end office fitout, or a boutique hotel, asset repositioning or heavy base build refurbishment, we have the experience and specific know-how to manage our clients’ unique expectations and highly complex builds. Through the high-quality projects we’ve delivered Australia-wide we have become known for our effective approach to delivering projects – never compromising on safety, relentless attention to detail and quality, industry-leading customer service, and staying ‘invisible’ in operational environments.

Sectors

We built our business on Australia-wide office fitouts and refurbishments, and it’s still a large part of what we do today. With much of our lives spent at work, we know how important it is to create environments that inspire and improve the experience of every employee. 

The way we work is constantly evolving, and so too is the workplace itself. Having a trusted partner with vast experience in the sector gives our clients the peace of mind that their spaces are looked after throughout their lease. From building company headquarters and agile offices, to minor alterations, or base building upgrades, our many repeat clients are a testament to our reputation of delivering exceptional working spaces.

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