CO-FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Jake Gundry has successfully shaped Australian Framing Solutions (AFS) to become the largest manufacturer of light gauge steel frames in South East Queensland.
He leads a talented executive team who have together built a stable, values-based business capable of delivering framing solutions of unparalleled scale and complexity. AFS design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation processes can achieve more large-scale projects simultaneously than any other company in the country.
With over two decades of specialisation, Jake has led some of the largest projects in Australia including: 920 two-storey residences on a single site (Sunland Group), Sunshine Coast University Hospital Mental Health Unit (Lend Lease), and 25,000 m² Ripley Providence with two schools on one site (Watpac).
Jake imparts his strong values to create a culture of equality, trust, respect, and pride. His focus is to create long-term relationships with customers and peers across the industry. He supports women in the construction industry and being an avid sailor, he encourages work-life balance.
Important to Jake is the opportunity to positively impact the community through philanthropic work. He has led initiatives including:
● The QLD Government workRestart at Borallon Training and Correctional Centre designed to reduce re-offending and recidivism by establishing a small factory inside Borallon which offers inmates a major step towards rebuilding their lives. ● A TAFE educational program created to drive upskilling and uptake of careers in the construction industry that are severely under-resourced. ● Continued Bravehearts donations to support their work in child protection, both assault and exploitation. ● And Many more.
He holds a QBCC License and a Diploma in Construction, has been an HIA Members since 2004 and is a long-term member of National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH).