The Markwell Group has been operating since 1980 and has formed an ongoing relationship with various companies. The Markwell Group is a family owned business, this is an advantage as decisions can be made in a timely manner. The Markwell Group takes supporting the local community seriously.


Gavin Markwell

Gavin Markwell is the originator and Managing Director of The Markwell Group. Gavin has more than 36 years experience in Demolition, Earthmoving, Crushing and Screening and Plant Hire. Gavin is a qualified demolisher, a qualified boilermaker and qualified to remove and supervise Friable Asbestos Removal


  • Demolition Licence Holder
  • Friable Asbestos Supervisor and Removalist (A Class)
  • Qualified Boiler Maker
Plant Hire Manager

Luke Harrison

Luke has been in the earthmoving industry for over eight years, he has experience in operating, civil supervision, crushing and screening supervision, logistics and management. He brings great knowledge and eagerness to the Markwell Group.


  • Certificate 1 in Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Cert 1 in Construction
  • Cert 2 in Computer Technology
Crushing and Screening Manager

Norm Norris

Norm has over 30 years of experience in the quarry and mining industry not only in Australia but overseas. He brings a great deal of expertise to the crushing team.

Licenses & Qualifications

  • Certificate in Quarry Management
  • Certificate in Crushing and Screening
Demolition and Asbestos Removal Manager

Wayne Pellow

Wayne has been an employee of the Markwell Group for over 25 years and has been a manager for 20 years. Wayne is an integral part of the business due to his expertise in the field of demolition, specialising in the removal of asbestos. Wayne is competent to operate a number of machines as well as a Demolition Nominated Supervisor and is qualified to remove and supervise Friable Asbestos Removal.

Licenses & Qualifications

  • Demolition Licence Holder
  • Friable Asbestos Supervisor and Removalist (A Class)


The Markwell Group was established in 1980, the business started with a shovel and a utility. The Markwell Group was provided with the opportunity to purchase an excavator to rockbreak in Papua New Guinea. From there the business grew and has developed into a business with over 60 machines.


The Markwell Group has long been a supporter of various community organisations throughout the North Queensland region.

Their continued dedication to community minded initiatives is reflected in the many sponsorship and fund-raising activities that they have been involved in over the years.

The most significant of which raised $90,000 for the Beacon Foundation when the Markwell Group Managing Director, Gavin Markwell, out bid contractors from around Australia for a unique piece of Australian artwork: A Komatsu PC200-7 excavator, completely painted by legendary artist Pro Hart.

"A big thank you to the Markwell Group for supporting us"

Ren - Brain Tumour Children's Advocate

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