Together we thrive

We transform communities and our people by optimising and building structures that matter.

We’re specialist fabricators of heavy and complex structural steel.
We collaboratively build structures, from design optimisation through to
installation, that benefit many Australians.

We do what we say we are going to do

We embrace the initiative and innovation

We get things done together

We help our clients win

Core Values

In an increasingly competitive and high-stakes infrastructure game, you need a bidding edge. And the bidding edge comes from working with a specialist in heavy and complex steel fabrication who will partner with you — not just take your order: Bowhill Engineering.

Clients who work with us win before they start. Here’s why…

Our People

5.7

Years: average staff retention rate

40+

full-time staff

89%

Staff satisfaction – 5yr average

85%

Company
Satisfaction

30+

apprentices & trainees who have completed their certificate and are now fully qualified

21

Number of community and business awards we’ve won in the past 15 years

100%

SA owned, multi-generation family business

JEREMY HAWKES

Managing Director

JODIE HAWKES

CFO, Company Secretary

TOM DENNIS

Production Manager

DAVID HOLLAND

Project Coordinator

MARK GRAHAM

Quality Representative

REECE COCKSHELL

Project Coordinator

VICKI HEIN

Project Assistant

DEMI MARSTON

Project Assistant

SAMANTHA KROLIG

HR Coordinator

ROD KOZA

Accounts Coordinator

BEN QUINN

WHSE Coordinator

LEIGH TOBIN

STF Team Leader

JARRAD WOODWARD

Apprentice Team Leader

MARK 'GINO' WALKER

Workshop Team Leader

CHEYENNE GLADIGAU

Trainee Receptionist

EBONY KOWALICK

Administration Assistant

Our History

Bowhill Engineering is a multi-generation, family-owned and operated business that has been giving Australian businesses the edge since the early 1970’s. Back then, it was a small rural machinery maintenance, repair and modification workshop run by Brendon and Averil Hawkes that built its reputation by putting clients first and always saying ‘yes’ – no matter what the challenge.

This approach was instilled in their two sons, Jeremy and Simon, who helped the business evolve into steel fabrication and construction in the early 1990’s. Today, Bowhill Engineering continues to be proudly family run and continues to provide the same commitment to its clients, who have expanded into industries including mining, water, defence and commercial building, turning it from a local SA success story into an Australia-wide industry benchmark. The business now operates an impressive modern facility in Bowhill and has worked on some of Australia’s most notable and complex projects – but still considers its services to the local community as its most important work.

Our Work

We’ve been doing this a really long time and have the runs on the board to prove it.
Take a look at where we’ve serviced our clients ~ Australia wide.

How We’re Spoken About

Professional Honest and Local     |   They fabricate even difficult steelwork accurately  support me in my business | Strong business ethics and culture  Business striving for excellence and to have a genuine point of difference in the market |  Integrity…  High level of care | This is a professional South Australian business with acan-doapproach to contracting.  They don’t just say they “can-do” – they deliver on their promises.  Because service and quality is exemplary  Reliable strong business  | Adaptable and accommodating | A lean company that provides a good product at a competitive price | Experience shows that the company has a commitment to quality outcomes and consistency  Quality service, competitively priced, good customer service. | The work is good and we like the customer support  |Jeremy is good to deal with  | Proven performance regarding quality and timelines. Approachable and a can do problem solving attitude. | Have had quite a few years’ experience working with the team at Bowhill and understand the company philosophy | sort of family type atmosphere, have a go at unusual projects  Commercially competitive and good quality systems  Fabrication and Protective Treatment capabilities are of a high standardThe company has completed and delivered numerous projects in the past of a good – to high quality finish. | Detailed structural work knowledge | Designed constructability Solution approach  | Quality Products and easy to work with | fast, reliable, organised |   Competency and co-operative spirit  Ability to undertake varied projects with solid engineering knowledge and excellent quality |   We have always found Jeremy [and Boweng] proficient, straight forward and efficient to work with/for