It is a sad time for Prime and our love and prayers are with his wife Margot, his two daughters and his 3 grandchildren.

Please see below memories of Ron written by Phil de Gail.

I first  worked for Ron in the early 70’s at E A Watts and later at Fletcher Watts. We worked closely together in those turbulent years. Nevertheless we both loved  building and we came together to start Prime Constructions in late 1983.

We wanted to build good buildings for good people and we used our many years of experience to set sensible rules and realistic targets. Ron held the position of Managing Director and under his stewardship we  were able to quickly establish ourselves as a good company to do business with . We enjoyed a great partnership together and set the Company on a course which has meant that Prime is one of the few “Mid Tier “construction companies around with  a proud record of uninterrupted success  over almost 32 years.

Ron retired to Wagga in  1991 to be near his family and left the company in excellent shape. He stayed on as a shareholder and director for another 4 or 5 years. We and our families have remained close friends and we have held investment properties together until now. 
 
Ron was sometimes a larger than life figure in our industry and contributed to it’s improvement. He was known as a tough negotiator with a great sense of humour that endeared people to him. He spent some years on committees at the MBA and was President of Sydney Division.
 
Ron is survived by his wife Margot,  his two daughters Jenny and Janet  and his 3 grandchildren.
 
It is with great sadness that we will farewell Ron on Friday, 17th July 2015, in Wagga. 
 Phil de Gail