Hocking Constructions is a third-generation family building business that thrives on exciting and challenging projects. Proud of our achievements, we continually strive to provide the best possible service to our clients. Our desire to constantly learn, aspire and achieve, has allowed us to become a successful, respected and award winning building company.

Rob Hocking

Rob Hocking

Founder and Managing Director

With a trade background in carpentry and joinery, Rob has over 40 years’ experience in the industry. During this time he has developed a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of construction and created a thriving and successful company. His meticulous attention to detail and desire to provide the best quality possible has helped him to develop an award-winning business. Rob now supervises all of our sites, supporting our site managers and passing on his abundance of knowledge and experience.

Paul Hocking

Paul Hocking

Director and Project Manager

Paul worked as a labourer on weekends and during holidays while he studied at high school and then university, where he completed Mechatronic Engineering and Maths & Computer Science degrees, before deciding to join the family business. Paul went on to complete his carpentry trade certificate to ensure he had a good understanding of construction. Now predominantly office based, he is responsible for the management of the business.

Leanne Hocking

Leanne Hocking

Business Manager

Commencing work in the office in 1995, alongside her husband Rob, Leanne has been responsible for overseeing the business activities of the company. After studying in 2019, she now works part time in the office and part time with children with special needs.

Lauren Mathore

Lauren Mathore

Project Administrator

After graduating and working as an architect in France, Lauren worked on the post-earthquake rebuild in Christchurch (NZ) for a few years. After a year working on architectural projects in England, she is now settled in Adelaide. Lauren joined the team as a project administrator, mainly working on designs, construction drawings, schedules and orders, to ensure the works on site can progress as smoothly as possible.

Andrew Burton

Andrew Burton

Project Manager/Estimator

Andrew joined Hocking Constructions in 2019 and arrived with a diversified range of experience in the building industry including 4 years in the position of Building Damage Accessor/Estimator in Adelaide’s insurance building sector, 7 years as Site Manager in the Canadian residential building industry and over 15 years’ experience in Adelaide’s shopfitting industry in a Sales/Project Management role.

Kirsty Eckert

Kirsty Eckert

Office Manager

Kirsty is friendly but professional and an invaluable member of our team. Completing a Cert IV in Business Administration in her first year, she now ensures that the company runs smoothly and efficiently from accounts and payroll to general administration.

Ben Opie

Ben Opie

Site Manager

Ben first joined Hocking Constructions in 2009. He was already a highly qualified first and second fix carpenter and quickly stepped into the role of site manager. Always professional, Ben keeps the sites moving by managing the workflow of our teams, scheduling trades and overseeing the high standard of quality we aim for at Hocking Constructions.


We would not hesitate to recommend Hocking Constructions to anyone wanting a bespoke build completed to the highest possible standard. From the first meeting, we felt confident that we were in good hands with Rob and Paul and their team. Throughout the build, we appreciated the regular site meetings, professional approach and open communication, not only when work was progressing smoothly but also (as is inevitable) when any issues arose.   Any challenges were dealt with promptly and efficiently, not only by Rob and Paul Hocking, but all other members of their team, particularly Daniel our site supervisor.

Hocking Constructions delivered us a fantastic house that felt like our home from the moment we moved in.  Thank you!

Erin & Dale

Hocking Constructions built our new architect designed home over 2 years, finishing in late November 2022.  It was a build from scratch after demolition of the former house, on a sandhill and over 2 levels.  There were engineering and architectural challenges, but Paul and the crew did an amazing job from start to finish.  We experienced no significant delays or difficulties, as the preparations had been thorough and the timetable efficient.

All of the contracted trades were outstanding, and unfailingly polite and tidy. The finished product is superb!  The build standard is magnificent, and we were very happy with the whole process.  Paul brought it in pretty much on schedule and on budget, and with no significant client stress, or neighbour complaints. Not an easy task.

It is no surprise that Hockings are such a highly awarded builder.  We would recommend them to anyone wanting a top-end company to produce a beautiful, durable, craftsman-created property without the stresses which so often accompany this process.


Our experience with Hocking constructions has been faultless and impressive in equal measure, and we are now the proud recipients of a build that was better than our already high expectations. From planning, to assistance with council, to modifications along the way, and to the final product, it was an exciting experience for us to see our visions come to reality. The build quality (exceptional), engineering, in house architectural service and professionalism were (to use the word again!) impressive. Would not hesitate to recommend. We plan to use Hocking’s again on our next bigger project!


Jonathan and Kerry

We absolutely love our new Hocking-built house which felt ‘homely’ as soon as we moved in. It is well known that the process of building a house can be an extremely stressful time, however we found the process exciting and enjoyable. The Hocking builders and support team were all very friendly and their knowledge and expertise helped to guide the decision-making process. Visitors to the house have all commented on the high quality of the build and workmanship.


Our building with Hocking Constructions was a very positive experience. The builders were all friendly, approachable and respectful. They understood we were living on site with two young children and were comfortable and adaptable to our constant presence. We are happy with our new extension in every way. It is beautiful and professional and exceeded our expectations. We have also appreciated their after service the year following the build.


So we came up with a house design beautiful in its simplicity, but oh so complicated in its build, as only Troppo can do, and set Hocking Constructions to work to build it. Hocking Constructions have changed our minds about builders forever. On time, on budget and perfectly built is a given for them. Add to this creative ways to save cost, endless enjoying of the challenges of problem solving, a team of highly skilled trades, always great communication. We love the house they built us, and now can’t imagine building without Rob and Paul.

Jan and Mike

I was very pleased with the job that Hocking Constructions did in building Naiko Retreat. The project certainly had its challenges being in a remote location and being totally off the grid. They handled these challenges very well. The quality of the build is excellent and the service was exemplary. I have no hesitation in recommending them


Thank you Paul, Rob, Leanne and all the team at Hocking Constructions for our amazing home! The quality of the workmanship is first class and they were so accommodating and easy to work with. Whoever said building a new home is stressful obviously didn’t engage Hocking Constructions!


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