About Us

Brief Company Profile

What sets us apart is the way we work with our clients to achieve their Building goals. We make it our mission to understand your needs, delivering solutions that exceed your expectations. Having been in the business of construction, building and home renovation for so long means that we have gained an enormous wealth of experience and expertise, and we bring this to every job we tackle, no matter how large or small.

Renowned as one of East Arnhem’s most respected industrial and commercial builders, Donna-Marie’s approach is to focus on building customers for life. Two of every three projects we develop in fact are from returning clients; this success rate validating our approach to what we do. Our approach and commitment to our clients enables us to be predictable. Our clients receive value, quality, reliability and certainty.

We take great pride not only in the quality of our work, but also in the high level of personalised service that we provide for all of our customers. Get in touch with us today. We will be happy to provide you with a free quote, no matter how big or small the job. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mission Statement

B.I.G Carpentry Pty Ltd is committed to maintaining the highest level of professionalism, integrity, honesty and fairness in relationships with Suppliers, Subcontractors, Professional Associates and Customers.

Our mission is to provide clients with the highest level of quality construction services at competitive prices, safely and on time.

B.I.G Carpentry Pty Ltd provides a safe and healthy work environment and strives to identify all hazards in the workplace and onsite to assist in eliminating or managing risk in accordance with the relevant standards.

Employees are expected to conduct themselves responsibly observing established Policies and Procedures to safely perform jobs to a high standard whilst adhering to “Duty of Care” guidelines.

Record of on-time delivery and on budget

B.I.G. Carpentry Pty Ltd develops a comprehensive Construction Program outlining the critical path to be taken and timeline works will be carried out so it can order, manufacture and deliver the Contract on time and within budget. Listed below are some examples of contracts that have been delivered on time and within budget.


Contract No: SG5012/10–EAR-GDH-Pathology Upgrade-Ground Floor-A&E building.

Contract No: SG5010/10–EAR–GDH-Cyclone Shelter-Construction of New Ablutions.

Contract No: SG5016/19–East Arnhem Region–Nhulunbuy Primary School–Essential Maintenance.

Contract No: SG5041/09 – Nhulunbuy – Department of Justice Office Outfit.

Contract No: SC5014/18–EAR-Arnhem Education Office-Office Refurbishment.

Contract No: SG5005/19–EAR-Nhulunbuy Police Station–Construct new Dog Kennels.

Skills & Awareness

B.I.G. Carpentry Pty Ltd is committed to continuous improvement. As such the company maintains Accreditation and licences including:

  • CAL (Contractor Accreditation Limited - No: N-22-12243-10-20
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Asbestos Removal - Class B
  • NTEPA - approved Asbestos Storage Area
  • Working at Heights
  • Elevated work Platform
  • Various Truck, Skid Steer, Forklifts, Excavator Licences
  • Ochre Cards
  • White Construction Cards
  • NTPFES Contractor Cards
  • Quality Assurance
  • Work Health and Safety - compliant with NT Workplace Health and Safety Act and
    the NT Workplace Health and Safety Regulations

Construction Safety and Environmental Management Plans are maintained for each Contract undertaken.

Contribution to local skills & development

Where possible, B.I.G. Carpentry Pty Ltd utilises local contractors and businesses in line with the policy of “shop locally”, to maintain a credible business base within the East Arnhem Region. This attitude to support local industries and businesses promotes employment and training opportunities for a variety of apprentices and trainees, whilst contributing to the regional economy. B.I.G. Carpentry Pty Ltd will endeavour to employ two trainees over the contract period which are identified as Indigenous positions, as well as maintain a V.E.T placement. Previously, there have been five apprentices successfully trained as Carpenters.


B.I.G Carpentry Pty Ltd policy is to ensure all employees are adequately trained and qualified for the tasks that they are required to perform.

All employees are inducted into the business and educated on Work Health & Safety policies, acceptable work practices, cultural requirements and environmental hazards.

Mentoring of school-based building programs and apprenticeships within our company has been very rewarding with two of our Apprentices achieving the top distinction in their relevant years.


We pride ourselves as an “Equal Opportunity Employer”. Criteria checked for employment is as follows:

  • Proof of appropriate and current trade licenses
  • Pre-employment medicals together with drug testing
  • References & previous employment records
  • Ochre Card and White Card

BIG Carpentry has the capacity to supply accommodation for their workers and this results in attracting higher quality & a more stable workforce.

B.I.G Carpentry Pty Ltd supports the employment of Torres Strait Islander and Indigenous Australians. We are committed to East Arnhem Land and working with the traditional owners.

Commitment to local community

B.I.G. Carpentry Pty Ltd is cognisant of the need to support local interests and actively supports recreation organisations including:

  • Gove Country Golf Club
  • 8 EAR Radio Station
  • Gove Squash Club
  • Gove Tennis Club
  • Nhulunbuy BMX Club
  • Gove Netball Association
  • Gove Rotary Beach Volleyball Competition
  • Gove Volleyball Association
  • Gove Football Club
  • Gove Rugby Association
  • Gove Futsal Association
  • Gove Swimming Club
  • Arafura Dance Association
  • B.I.G. Mammas Touch Football Team and Gove Touch Association
  • NT Variety Club for underprivileged children and other sporting bodies.
  • Pink Jacket Fundraising for Locals in need

B.I.G. Carpentry has a history of being involved in community development and has, for example, been a volunteer partner in the upgrade of the canteen and toilet facilities at the local BMX facility as well as other Sporting facilities within East Arnhem.

Donna-Marie Grieve the Manager and Owner of B.I.G Carpentry has taken out numerous awards for her community development and support activities including:

  • NT Sports Volunteer of the Year 2012.
  • Squash NT Volunteer of the Year.
  • East Arnhem Sports Award for Volunteer of the Year.
  • Gove Country Golf Club Life membership
  • Gove Netball Association Life membership
  • Gove Squash Life membership