About

60 years of family owned construction services

Any job, Anywhere, Any time. 

 

About Us

Smithbridge is a leading Guam construction subcontractor that has been providing integrated construction solutions to military and private clients since 1992. With the largest fleet of cranes and heavy equipment for hire on the island, Smithbridge are a multi-discipline contractor with civil, structural and mechanical engineering and construction capabilities ready to deliver any job, anywhere, any time. From our own quarry in Yigo, Smithbridge Guam produce high quality aggregate and construction materials along with the supply of ready-mix concrete and precast concrete design and production.

Smithbridge Guam is part of a third-generation family business that has provided construction services throughout Australia and New Zealand since 1963. Founder John Smith’s legacy has continued for almost 60 years with three sons owning and operating construction and crane hire companies in the Pacific region. Our family business approach enables us to engage with our community on a local level, while providing our clients high quality services and the largest available fleet in Guam.

Today, John’s son Albert Smith works alongside his daughter Dashelle, sons Ben and Joe, and other extended family members. The family owns and operates Universal Cranes in Australia and Auckland Cranes in New Zealand, in addition to Smithbridge Guam. The family also has interests in Albert’s brother Tim’s business, Smith Crane and Construction.

Smithbridge Guam Inc continues to grow as a market leader in Micronesia and other remote island locations.

 

Our Service

We are your Can-Do Construction Contractor.

Smithbridge Guam is a full service construction contractor.
Our clients call Smithbridge for a solution focused approach to even the most complex of projects. We understand the island environment: complex logistics, supply chain management, labor demands. Nothing stops us from getting the job done.

Smithbridge Guam is committed to the local Guam community.
Smithbridge Guam has been a proud member of the Guam community for over 25 years. We love taking up opportunities to show love and support for our island. Throughout the years we have been able to use our unique and diverse capabilities to support many community initiatives. Our people also volunteer their time and effort in various community activities.

Smithbridge Guam is a team of familiar faces.
Our local teams are a part of the community and understand the unique and demanding environments our clients work in, empowering us with the ability to respond quickly and keep projects moving to schedule. In keeping with our family business approach, we support and value community, with the vast majority of our workforce made up of locals since we began. As a company, we are commited to hiring and retaining local talent with the average length of service of our local employees being 3.5 years and average employee age of 45 years old.

 

The Smithbridge Guam Difference

Smithbridge Guam is a full-service Guam construction contractor. Our point of difference on Guam is the diversity of our operations. We provide end-to-end civil and mechanical construction, crane and heavy equipment rental, aggregates, ready mix concrete and precast concrete solutions.

We think global and act local. Our team is made up of members of the local community working alongside experts from across the globe. This wealth of knowledge and experience is what allows us to understand and provide innovative and pragmatic solutions for our clients technically intricate jobs.

 


 

Our Team

Albert Smith

President 

Albert has 40 years of experience in the crane and construction industry. As a passionate engineer, entrepreneur and crane enthusiast, Albert has led the rapid expansion of the Smithbridge Group throughout the Pacific region. Albert is a dynamic leader and innovative engineer, and has led Smithbridge to deliver several high profile, award winning projects in New Zealand and Guam. With a passion for family business, Albert provides ongoing mentoring and support to the Group’s local owners and operators, splitting his time between the Group’s New Zealand crane operations, Australian crane operations and Guam construction, quarry, and crane hire activity.

Graeme Ridley

Vice President Construction

Graeme has over 40 years’ experience in mechanical construction and contracts management. Graeme brings 20 years’ experience in the management of his own family business, McKenzie Ridley, a New Zealand based mechanical contractor. Seeking a change, Graeme relocated to Guam from NZ and joined Smithbridge in 2003. He has played a key role in the success of Smithbridge Guam, overseeing delivery of mechanical contracts and providing strategic, business development and leadership to the business for almost 20 years.

Simon Ridley

Mechanical Contracts Manager

Simon is an experienced engineer and project manager with strong SMP construction and front end design experience, specifically in hydrocarbons. Simon joined the Smithbridge Group in 2012 in Australia, before moving on to Thiess where he gained diverse experience in large scale projects throughout China, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Relocating to Guam in 2016, Simon leads Smithbridge’s mechanical team with 15 years’ experience in mechanical engineering and construction. Simon is a Guam Trades Academy certified Welding Instructor and is passionate about providing apprenticeship opportunities.

Dan Blank

Crane & Trucking Manager

Dan has over 20 years’ experience in construction. Dan started his career as a carpenter building residential houses and high-rise buildings in New Zealand. After moving to Australia, Dan joined a specialist tilt-panel construction company where he spent several years working exclusively in precast concrete panel preparation and erection. Having also spent several years in marine and civil construction and ultimately transitioning to crane driving, Dan recently joined Smithbridge Guam to head up the growing Crane Hire division.

Russ Prokos

Materials Manager

Russ has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry. Joining Smithbridge in 1996, Russ has held various roles over the years including overseeing the crane and equipment rental, trucking and transportation and mechanic shop. Most recently, Russ leads the quarry division manufacturing high quality aggregate products. Prior to Smithbridge, Russ also spent several years as a Plant Manager responsible for the management, operation and maintenance of equipment fleets.

Tony Billington

Workshop & Fleet Manager

Tony is currently finalizing his transition from General Manager at Universal Minicranes across to the Smithbridge Guam team later this year. Tony is a fitter by trade who has worked in mechanical and civil engineering for 30 years including 10 years owning and operating an excavating and cable laying business. He has been involved in mechanical engineering in mines and civil projects through Asia, USA and Europe. This extensive experience in diverse equipment types and site conditions has well-equipped Tony to lead the management of Smithbridge’s diverse fleet.

 

Group Support Team

Albert Smith

President / Group Managing Director

Albert has 40 years of experience in the crane and construction industry. As a passionate engineer, entrepreneur and crane enthusiast, Albert has led the rapid expansion of the Smithbridge Group throughout the Pacific region. Albert is a dynamic leader and innovative engineer, and has led Smithbridge to deliver several high profile, award winning projects in New Zealand and Guam. With a passion for family business, Albert provides ongoing mentoring and support to the Group’s local owners and operators, splitting his time between the Group’s New Zealand crane operations, Australian crane operations and Guam construction, quarry, and crane hire activity.

Oliver Martin

Chief Executive Officer

A Chartered Accountant by trade with over 20 years’ experience, Oliver has led the financial management of the Smithbridge Group since 2010 in the role of Chief Financial Officer. Now, as Chief Operations Officer, Oliver leads the development of the group’s strategies, planning and systems. His group wide focus ensures the functions of finance, safety, quality, commercial, marketing, risk, and ICT are managed to best support the diversified group. Having joined the group over 10 years ago, Oliver’s experience across the Group’s operations well positions him as a key advisor to all facets of the operations of the Group.

Smithbridge Guam is governed by the Smithbridge Group advisory board, as part of a long-term governance and succession strategy. The Group’s advisory board is Chaired by Michael Fitzpatrick, working alongside Advisory Members Greg Fokes, Ben Smith, and Dashelle Bailey.