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Building a legacy with Ronald Young & Co

- December 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

As one of Tasmania’s oldest and most experienced residential building companies, Ronald Young & Co has been helping families build their forever homes for almost five decades.

Earmarked for succession by the original owners, current directors Paul and Lisa Burnell purchased Ronald Young & Co in 2011 and have developed a professional and innovative business that is an industry leader.

Lisa tells Kochie’s Business Builders the brand’s core values are a reminder every day of what is important to the business, “constructing homes and building friendships”.

As custodians of families’ dreams, she says the Ronald Young & Co. team have been providing quality homes to 1000s of Tasmanians since the business began.

Recent economic changes in the housing and real estate landscape has meant that owning your own home is more important (and even harder than ever before) for most Australians. The company ethos is to continue to provide affordable quality housing to Tasmanian families,” she says.

Despite all the hours of hard work that goes hand-in-hand with running their business, both Paul and Lisa are passionate about giving back to the community. The couple regularly volunteer and their combined passion for sailing has seen them involved in local clubs. Paul’s background as a former World Champion Yachtsman makes him an ideal coach. While Lisa’s passion for diversity and equality have seen her garner a recent appointment to the Regional Exec team of the Tasmanian HIA – where she promotes skills development for women in construction.

As small business owners, the couple has a good understanding of the stressors that can go with running a business. The pair are very active in the mental health and wellbeing space, determined to get better mental health outcomes for the workers in their industry.

As the HIA’s reigning award winner of Professional Builder of the Year, Lisa says the business has an “embedded commitment to safety; including health and wellbeing”.

With two sons now working side by side with them,  the couple is looking forward to the day when they too can pass on the family business. Lisa tells KBB she loves “growing the business together” with her family and see Ronald Young & Co as providing a future for their children.

“To either work in our business or to benefit from what they have learnt from working in the family business.”

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