Meet the Team
Mr Rob Borg
General Manager, Hudson Homes
Today we are spending 2 minutes with the General Manager
of Hudson Homes, Mr Robert Borg.
What’s your current position and how long have you been in this position?
I am the General Manager of Hudson Homes and have been so for the past 2 Years.
Can you give me a brief overview of what it is you do in your work?
My work starts with strategic planning with the CEO to determine direction and strategy to grow and expand the business and to then direct the daily operational and construction functions to bring that strategic plan to reality.
What would you say most motivates you to do what you do?
I truly love the home building industry. For me, it’s not a job. It’s a passion. As General Manager, seeing Hudson Homes grow so well and seeing clients take possession of the new home is personally very satisfying.
What are you most excited or passionate about?
The satisfaction comes from starting with an idea, setting up the infrastructure to implement that idea and then building the team that is just as passionate and excited about what we do, how we do it and the new milestone we achieve.
What are the goals you most want to accomplish at Hudson Homes?
What would give me greatest satisfaction would be to see Hudson Homes well entrenched in the top 5 builders in NSW, meeting its KPI’s and profit targets and doing so with the reputation as a quality builder that delivers high quality homes with high levels of customer service and satisfaction.
I want to understand how and why you ended up here working as General Manager of Hudson Homes.
I had spent the first 30 years of my career in the housing industry with major brand name companies before I established my own custom home building company. The building recession of the mid 2000’s bought about my decision to close that down and after a couple of dissatisfying roles, the opportunity to join Hudson Homes at the helm and to get it growing was an opportunity that would put to good use the broad range of skills and experience I had developed over 35 years.
What led you to this job?
It was a simple introduction by a good friend and industry colleague.
How long have you worked in the building industry?
Now over 40 sensational years – with experiences of significant industry booms and deep recessions. This industry has given me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and glean great experience.
What attracted you to work for Hudson Homes?
When I met with Danny and understood his vision and passion to build a successful home building company that had a genuine and strong focus on the product that we built and upon the satisfaction of its clients, it inspired me to be part of it.
Now if we can, I’d like to go way back for a little while. Where did you grow up? What was it like to grow up in _______?
Wow, that’s a long time ago given that I am now almost 60! I was born and raised in Blacktown in the western suburbs of Sydney. I am the youngest of 7 children to Maltese post-war migrants to Australia who made this wonderful country home to give us the best opportunities. I went to school at Patrician Brothers College in Blacktown after which I went on to study Architectural Design and continue with my career in the industry. Blacktown was a vibrant area in the 60’s with so many mixed nationalities all finding their way in a new land – it was an exciting yet sometimes challenging time.
Did you have any key mentors or people who deeply influenced who you are, what you believe in and what you’re committed to in your work and life? Tell me about them.
I was extremely fortunate to have started my work life with Graham & Brian Huxley – the founders of Huxley Homes. Graham & Brian’s commitment to their work and the industry is well recognised and they instilled in me those same principles of operating with integrity and a commitment to quality and customer service. I think some of those same principles I carry into other parts of my life and family today.
Did you have any life-changing experiences that put you on the path that led you to be doing what you’re doing today? Tell me about them.
Well, I think the toughest decision of closing my own business in 2007– even though it was smarter to make my own decision to close than to wait until I didn’t have a choice, it was still disappointing – but it placed me in a position where I was looking for the right opportunity to come along and reignite my passion for the industry – and it came.