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rhodes’ evolution

Founded in 2011, Rhodes has rapidly grown and evolved. Starting with design, compliance and project management services, We progressed to supply a diverse range of quality building products. Our current design, manufacture, supply and construct capabilities, together with our vertical integration means that we now offer full turn-key services across the globe.

Rhodes’ roots are much older- same 50 combined years older. The evolution of Rhodes is a by-product of two successful family businesses: one a construction company in Australia and the other an engineering and civil construction company in Papua new Guinea.

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Rhodes group of companies begins with Rhodes Projects Services – an offshoot of the Papas’ family businesses.


Rhodes services hardware and mining goliaths on prefabricated modular building projects – Bunnings Warehouse and Rio Tinto.


Rhodes teams up with a Papua New Guinea engineering and construction company, wins contracts, including PNG’s largest copper mine – Ok Tedi. Rhodes withstands the downturn in extractives industry and successfully turns its hand to converting timber designs into prefabricated steel designs via FRAMECAD.


Rhodes PNG is established in Papua New Guinea’s capital, Port Moresby. It secures major contracts including the supply of 40 prefabricated school kits (which would increase to 70 by 2017).


Rhodes’ Design-Manufacture-Supply-Construct capabilities continue to grow. A team of architects and designers is established in the Philippines. Large social infrastructure and industrial facility projects are won and delivered. Local construction capability and capacity is developed.


Rhodes vertical integration evolves. Factories operate in China and Papua New Guinea. Rhodes, and its construction partners, continue to work on numerous projects. Awarded a string of big contracts with the Australian Government (DFAT), the Asian Development Bank and extractives companies proving its turn-key competitiveness and prowess. Its reputation as a ‘can do’ deliverer of broad spectrum quality prefabricated and modular buildings, in challenging and price sensitive environments continues to grow.


Rhodes’ buildings increase in popularity because of their quality, durability, and affordability. Product offerings are extended beyond Australia and Papua New Guinea with contracts won and delivered in multiple countries throughout the Pacific. 500+ staff are now working on various projects across the greater Pacific. The company launches its new logo and diversifies into property development and masterplanned communities.


Rhodes achieves ISO Sustainability Certifications – 9001, 8001, 4001. The company embarks on an ambitious IFC gender equality program as well as an IFC Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) environmental certification. A 22-house staff housing project is completed in PNG for Nambawan Supa, as well as 18 more schools and 6 more health outposts for remote communities. Pilot houses are delivered for the Fiji Housing Authority and for a Philippines property development project. R&D team continues to refine FormCad, a solid wall construction system, seeing it used in buildings across PNG, Fiji and the Philippines. Rhodes wins a European Aid contract for 7 Tertiary Vocational Education Training centres throughout PNG and continues to pioneer policy change in PNG customary land ownership and titles.


Rhodes commences construction on Tuhava town masterplan community; a game-changing, mixed use sustainable city using modern methods of construction (