"I promised my grandparents that I would keep the name and I wanted to keep the link to the tradition alive", was Mike Rundell's heartfelt reply when asked why he retained the company name - Brimblecombe Builders Pty Ltd.
Passion, innovation and an unswerving dedication to the industry remain the hallmarks of this 'traditional values' based building company.
Family pride is the guiding beacon that underpins the integrity and meaning of the 'Brimblecombe Builders commitment'.
It means something in the commercial construction and building industry. Not too many Adelaide construction companies can claim such a rich family heritage contributing both to the Adelaide skyline and the industry in general.
G F Brimblecombe was privileged to have his father as a labourer when he first established the company in 1927. Farming the land was unrewarding and drove the family into a new era, to the good fortune of Adelaide. was trained as a bricklayer, originally called an improver. This was based upon the idea to 'learn and make better'. This still remains as a guiding principal of the company '... make it better.'
Always a uniting figure within the Industry, G F Brimblecombe actively promoted the contribution and value the Construction Industry added to the cultural and social achievements of the community. In an effort to expand and create a source of professional knowledge among Adelaide construction companies and builders, G F Brimblecombe became president of the Master Builders Association of South Australia.
See Memorabilia from George F Brimblecombe's career
Following the introduction of smart business value, Brimblecombe set up a major crane hiring service, joinery fabrication workshop and engineering company in Adelaide South Australia.
See some of the earlier building projects below and newspaper reports of others
The following is a collection of photographs relating to projects conducted by Brimblecombe Builder teams across Adelaide and across the years.