CRE Group has a solid relationship with Cat machinery through dealer, William Adams. This has held the business in good stead, attracting a steady stream of operator talent and continuing to grow.
The CRE Group was formed in 2019 by Directors and good friends, Patrick Doheny and Michael Harding. Doheny and Harding were both working for MPK on several pipeline projects for QGC when they made the move to Melbourne, and formed their first earthmoving business in 2014. After selling their interest, they created CRE Group in early 2019 and haven’t looked back.
It seems earthmoving is in the duo’s blood. Doheny himself grew up around machinery, with his father owning a plant hire business at home in Tipperary, Ireland. His first experiences of driving machinery were when his dad showed him the ins and outs of the game at an early age. After decades of developing his skills, Doheny was one of two Australians to win the Asia Regional Cat Global Operator Challenge a few months back in Chichibu, Japan, qualifying to compete against the world’s best at Con-Expo in Las Vegas in 2023.