November 2021

Statewide Building Services director David, first started his business back in 1982 and has built it up over the last 40 years. Statewide Building Services is now a respected contractor to large building companies completing second fix and carpentry work.

Back in 1982, David completed his apprenticeship with Master Builders SA and began working with his own apprentices, on and off over the years. For the past 12 years, David has been working with an apprentice that continued on with Statewide Building Services after his apprenticeship completion. Since January 2020, David has been working with one MBASA apprentice.

David has said “The benefits of the GTo is the flexibility of not having to worry about all the paperwork of payroll and insurances. Also that if I did run out of work, I could send the apprentice back so they could continue with their apprenticeship. I also love having someone who is there to support and talk through any issues that we face.”

Image caption: Stephanie Panagaris from Bianco Constructions with Statewide Building Services Director David Smith, and Senator Alex Antic.