Mick has over 20 years experience in the construction industry and previously worked as a concrete foreman for one of Australia’s leading construction companies. He has worked in & managed batch plants on a numerous major infrastructure projects up and down the east coast of Australia including M2, M4, M5, M7, Hume Weir, Cotter Dam, Albury, Jugiong & Coolac by-passes.
Simply - Mick loves working with concrete, loves talking to people and growing up in Nubba (set within the Wallendbeen, Wombat, Harden triangle) has always enjoyed living in Country NSW. It’s his home. He has always valued the deep friendships and strong sense of community present in the local country towns. So when the opportunity to work in an industry he knows in an area he has great affection for – it was the perfect match.
Mick lives on a farm in the undulating hills of Wombat with his partner Maria and their daughter Sofia. He is a huge sports fan and a passionate supporter of the Brumbies, Bulldogs and Essendon. Whether it’s donning the shorts for a twilight touch footy season, having a round of golf, practising skills while on soccer dad duties or putting his hand up for an old boys’ rugby match – he’ll always have a go with a great attitude!
James is a director of Eulonga Quarries, which operates from the family farm at Gobarralong on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. James is passionate about sand and has been working with crushed rock and sand for the last 10 years. Together with his brother Jock, he has built up Eulonga Quarries over the last decade and through dedication and a strong business sense has seen it evolve into a major quarry in the Southern NSW region.
What began by his Grandfather in the late 1960’s as a small quarry sending a truckload of sand into Manwaring’s Yard a couple of times a year has now developed into a successful business delivering crushed rock, round river rock and sand to many customers locally, further afield into the Canberra/Sydney markets and across NSW.
Eulonga sand is used to resurface stadiums, particularly Canberra Stadium and Manuka Oval in Canberra. Many golf courses throughout the state use their sand to reconstruct their fairways and greens. In 2007 when Coolac was bypassed with the widening of the Hume Highway, Eulonga Quarries also supplied sand to the batch-plant situated at Coolac.
The crushed rock and sand Eulonga supplies and sends into Coota Concrete is all tested and complies with Australian standards for quarry products to make premixed concrete.
“We are passionate about batching concrete with our products and with Mick at the helm, we believe it is a terrific match. Great sand & crushed rock from Coolac, with Mick 'turning it round' into the finest concrete”.