Celebrating a centenary of building

The ‘100 Not Out’ Gala Dinner marked 100 years of our operations – and raised $100,000 for a cause close to our heart, bowel cancer awareness.

More than 700 past and present Kennett Builders employees, clients and subcontractors gathered at Adelaide Oval on Saturday 18 October to mark four generations of business success and support our charity of choice, The Jodi Lee Foundation.

“Bowel cancer is a cause that’s extremely close to the heart of our family and our business, so we’re passionate about highlighting the importance of early detection through the work of Nick Lee and The Jodie Lee Foundation,” James Kennett said.

“Through a live auction, wine wall and corporate donations at 100 Not Out, we were able to raise $100,000 to go straight to the Foundation, which aims to highlight that if detected early enough, more than 90 per cent of bowel cancers can be cured.

“The dinner also provided a chance for us to honour the strength and value of our partnerships with clients, architects, engineers and suppliers – it’s those relationships that have been one of the keys to our long-standing success.

“As a fourth-generation family owned business, we’ve come a long way in our 100-year history, but our values remain the same – to deliver quality construction and build lasting relationships.”

Kennett Builders Managing Director, John Kennett speaking at the ‘100 Not Out’ Gala Dinner

“As a fourth-generation family owned business, we’ve come a long way in our 100-year history, but our values remain the same – to deliver quality construction and build lasting relationships.”

James Kennett