Clocking up almost a decades worth of onsite collaboration, Warrane Head Honchos Joe Stephen and Chris Sheehan have gone from workmates to great mates to business partners.
With a collective ethos behind every job they undertake; Your Partner in the Built Environment, it’s this shared commitment to their clients that has taken them from strength to strength.
What sets Warrane apart from other construction companies is their unique ability to fully service a project from the design process to project management, construction and consulting. There is a passion and a dedication to bringing the vision of each individual client to reality and the client’s satisfaction is the number one driving force behind each project.
Alongside the commitment to their clients is a passion for the built environment itself. Wherever possible, materials are sought from sustainable sources and repurposed into something unique giving each project a sense of timelessness.
Not simply part of the manufacturing industry, Warrane are a part of the service industry with an understanding of the needs of their clients in the hospitality and hotel industries predominately. Drawing on the diverse backgrounds of the team, Warrane bridge the gap between design and functionality, highlighting essential elements of the hospitality industry that are often lost between the aesthetic and structural design.
And what about the name?
Joe and Chris met whilst working for a company called Bluesky Design & Construct where they collaborated on various projects. Over time, the opportunity came to take over the company which they renamed Warrane.
The name Warrane was serendipitous, but a perfect fit.
Warrane actually means ‘Blue Sky’ in the language of the Nganyaywana people (Armidale region) and was the name of Joe’s family farm.
The farm was sold around the same time as Joe and Chris took over the business and so the name Warrane seemed like a good legacy to carry forward. Along with the name comes the philosophy Warrane represents; a connection to land, a reverence for indigenous history and culture and a reminder to always appreciate that big blue sky.