The not so ordinary construction company. 


Founded to create the extraordinary.

At McNab, we believe industry measures like time, cost and quality should be a given, not a benchmark. So we go the extra mile to really understand what success looks like for you, and turn-up each day with 100% of our passion, energy and unique smarts to make it happen.  We rarely apply for our own construction awards, instead we support our clients to make incredible return on investments and the accolades that go with a socially and financially successful project.

Industry bodies like UDIA and Property Council of Australia have awarded two projects we've built as the Best Overall Development in Australia in 2015 and Best Overall Development in QLD in 2016.  Not bad for a "mid tier" construction company. 

Our approach works, with over 80% of our projects sourced from long-term repeat clients and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from our clients in 2016.  These clients are the leading brands and thinkers in their field, clients who demand the not-so-ordinary from their teams as well as from themselves.  


What we do.

We're a design, construction and civil team that personally invests and cares about our client's projects.  We get called when there's a project in the $3m - $50m range that requires more delivery certainty than you'd get from a typical mid-size contractor, yet more flexibility and price certainty than a large 'Tier One' company.

We work with the leaders in the following sectors: 


Over 80% of all projects are  from repeat clients.


Latest Video: UQ Global Change Institute


"McNab have now built 23 projects (over $200m) for TradeCoast Central. Their proactive team approach to solving issues, quality of delivery and meeting the tightest of time frames has been paramount to our relationship."




Recent success stories.

UQ Global Change Institute Building $32m

This 6 Star Green Star building was recently awarded Best Sustainable Development in Australia by the Property Council of Australia 2016, and #34th most Environmentally Friendly University Building in the World.


Bupa Aged Care Toowoomba $20m 2016

We completed the D&C of this world class Aged Care home over 2 months ahead of schedule. Needless to say our client was very happy.

The Village at Coorparoo $90m

The landmark in seniors living, awarded the Best Development and Best Seniors Living in Australia at the UDIA 2015 National Awards.


Blue Sky Private Real Estate Student Accommodation $25m

We marked our 6th project for this client in 2016 by handing over ahead of program, allowing an early occupation and in time for the new semester student intake. 


Our story.


Lot 16 - EB GAMES (29).JPG

Our 20 year history in 220 words. 

McNab was created 20 years ago on the premise that building can be a fun and an exciting experience for both the builder and their client, whilst still offering a competitive price in one of the most competitive industries in Australia.  

We do this by finding people in the industry with genuine passion and understanding of clients, combined with smarter design and construction techniques and low overheads.

Our first ever client actually loaned us their ute so that an up-and-coming builder Michael McNab could get to the job. 20 years later we're about to build another of their projects, this time 10 times larger. Our second ever customer was Nippon Meats, and over two decades we've continued to complete over 30 projects both big and small. We could go on but that would take more than 220 words.

There's no one secret ingredient, just a group of not-so-ordinary people with a focus on building incredible projects and long term relationship along the way.

PS. If you ever wondered how we came up with the "M" in our logo, it's based on the Toowoomba Foundry roof line shown above in our home town. Unlike the Foundry, which is being demolished this year (it wasn't us!), we intend on being around for many years to come.


Find out more.

Explore our site:


Gatton Aerial (Credit Adam Harper).jpg