Alex war activities and memories are recorded by the National Library of Australia.

A+P Leemhuis Builders was established in 1956 by Alex Leemhuis. Alex arrived in Australia in 1951 from Netherlands, met his wife (Urselina) and settled in Canberra. Since then they have built a multi-generational family business that’s now advancing into the 4th generation.

When Alex’s son, Peter, joined the business in 1976, they expanded into the commercial building sector. Success followed and they have produced an extensive portfolio including commercial retail and warehouse builds, fit outs, renovations and extensions. In 2000, Darrell Leemhuis (3rd Generation builder) joined the partnership after amassing his personal portfolio of commercial projects in and around Canberra and Sydney. The year 2023 marked the beginning of the 4th generation with Brody commencing his carpentry apprenticeship at MBA.

Foyer generations Leemhuis (2023)

Each generation has shaped the business with their own individuality, direction, and style that has led the business into the great success that it is today.

Starting as a home extension building company, the Leemhuis enterprise now encompasses divisions within the commercial building industry, commercial property management and leasing, construction hire and trucking/ transport sectors.

The Leemhuis group expanded into the hire industry in 2010 with the establishment of Asset Construction Hire (ACH), which now hires out a large range of construction equipment for the 4000+ builders in the ACT construction industry.

The Leemhuis family are passionate about giving back to the Canberra Community, last year delivering their inaugural Gears for Giving Gala Dinner. Peter and Darrell’s vision is to set an example for the next generation and show them how we can all make a positive change in the world. Their vision is to encourage individual and corporate generosity towards ACT charities and build strong connections between the Canberra construction industry and their community organisations.

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