WHY CHOOSE MANTEENA?Because you demand a superior standard of work for your project.

WHY CHOOSE MANTEENA?Because you want to collaborate with your building company.

WHY CHOOSE MANTEENA?Because you want your project completed efficiently and safely.

WHY CHOOSE MANTEENA?Because you want a builder who will challenge and explore every opportunity.

WHY CHOOSE MANTEENA?Because you want a seamless experience that is delivered as promised.

About Us


Manteena is a multi-award-winning construction company specialising in complex projects of exceptional high quality.

For us, collaboration is everything. We’ll take the time and make the effort to get to know you and your business. Together, we can foster a working relationship that’s as strong and enduring as the buildings we’ll create together.

Established in 1980, we’ve spent close to 40 years crafting our methods to deliver premium construction projects in the commercial, residential and security sectors. During this time, we’ve worked with private and government clients throughout Canberra, across Australia and around the world.

We handle all commercial building projects, security infrastructure projects and high-quality, architecturally designed residential builds. Managing construction projects–big or small, from start to finish–is also a big part of what we do. And we do it well.

Combining our comprehensive technical knowledge with detailed planning and professionalism, our clients’ benefit through streamlined construction processes and project coordination. Our experienced Construction Managers and Supervisors tailor the building services required to meet the unique challenges for each project – delivering highly customised, bespoke building solutions.

Manteena has a proven track record. We get the job done – all the while exploring every last detail to ensure the best possible value is extracted to achieve the final built product. It’s why we’re a leader in our industry.

We’d love to work with you. So, read on to see exactly how we can build something strong together.



Manteena’s expertise in commercial contracting, construction management and building consultancy services encompasses a full range of construction types across the private and public sectors. Whatever your commercial project requirements – from new building works through to a refurbishment or office fitout – we’ll tailor our services to fit your needs.



Manteena Security’s expert team of security-cleared construction and project management professionals are the safe pair of hands you need for your confidential security construction project. We work wherever we’re required, across Australia and throughout the world. Our capability now extends into shooting ranges for the Australian market – click the logo for more info.



If you’re looking to build a one-of-a-kind home that stands apart from the everyday, then allow us to introduce ourselves: we’re Manteena Residential. We specialise in building unique, bespoke homes to an exceptionally high standard. And because we’ll keep you involved every step of the way, the home we build together is sure to be a home you’ll truly love.

Our Brand

Manteena builds structures and relationships that endure
by combining experience, integrity and ingenuity to
establish a legacy for future generations.




At Manteena, we’re big on giving back to the community we live and work in. That’s why we’re proud to contribute sponsorships, donations, expertise and materials to a number of charities in the Canberra region.



Manteena builds COVID-19 Surge Centre in 36 Days – click to see video


COVID-19 Surge Centre built in 36 days | In the grip of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Manteena has delivered for Aspen Medical, a world class COVID-19 Surge Centre for the ACT and surrounding region in just 36 days. Manteena was engaged by Aspen Medical under a D&C Contract to deliver […]

Manteena to build COVID-19 Emergency Department


Manteena to build COVID-19 Emergency Department | Manteena is ready and up for the challenge as it is contracted by Aspen Medical to construct the temporary COVID-19 Emergency Department (ED) on Garran Oval, adjacent to the Canberra Hospital. The facility is intended to be fully self-sufficient by way of public […]

Simon Butt elected president of the Master Builders Australia


Simon Butt elected President of the Master Builders Australia | Congratulations to our CEO, Simon Butt, who was elected President of the Master Builders Australia! This is the second time in its 129 year history that a Canberran will lead the peak building and construction body—the only national voice representing […]

Partnership with Action Target USA


State-of-the-art firing range technology | Manteena has formalised an exclusive partnership with Action Target USA —a globally renowned designer and manufacturer of firing ranges and tactical combat houses. Building on its high-security focus and specialist construction heritage, Manteena now provide a unique turn-key offering to Australian government and commercial customers […]

Pierse Gilmartin joins Manteena


New appointment – Senior Construction Manager | Manteena is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierse Gilmartin into the role of Senior Construction Manager. Pierse is a highly respected building professional with over 30 years’ experience within the construction industry. He has a comprehensive understanding of building techniques covering many […]

RAP endorsed by Reconciliation Australia


RAP endorsed by Reconciliation Australia | Reconciliation Australia has formally endorsed Manteena’s inaugural Reflect RAP to the Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program. As a member of the RAP community, Manteena joins over 1,000 dedicated corporate, government, and not-for-profit organisations that have formally committed to reconciliation through the RAP program since […]

NGA appoints Manteena for major upgrades


NGA appoints Manteena for 3-year program of works | Home to a collection of more than 153,000 works of art—the largest of any art gallery in Australia—the National Gallery of Australia is once again entrusting Manteena to undertake significant infrastructure works within the building. The gallery was built in the […]

PDR Lao appoints Manteena for new embassy


Manteena to build new Lao Embassy in O’Malley | The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has appointed Manteena Commercial to build Stage 1 of its new Embassy development in O’Malley. Lao Ambassador, His Excellency Mr Sisavath Inphachanh & Manteena CEO, Mr Simon Butt, signed the contract to officially mark the commencement […]

Contract awarded for UC Fitout


Manteena awarded University of Canberra fitout works contract | The University of Canberra has contracted Manteena, as the Managing Contractor, to finalise design and undertake significant demolition & fitout works to Building 5, Building 6, Building 1, UC Lodge and the data centre. The team is currently setting up on […]

Manteena replaces ACP on CHWC


Manteena has replaced the ACPs on Centenary Hospital for Women and Children | Following several tragic events around the world involving the flammability of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACP), the ACT Government undertook a review of its assets across their portfolio to determine the extent of ACPs used in public buildings […]


At Manteena we’re proud to not just be a part of the construction industry, but to support it wholeheartedly at every opportunity. We know that if we play an active role in supporting industry improvements and education initiatives, everyone benefits.
We also throw our weight behind other organisations who strive to improve, educate, and endorse fair business practices in an effort to create a sustainable, efficient and safe industry.


The People Who Make Manteena

When you work with Manteena’s team, you’ll notice the difference. From the top down, the talented individuals who make up our team excel in their respective areas of expertise. It all boils down to a simple formula – by fielding the best people, we consistently deliver the best services.


Our directors aren’t just figureheads. They’re hands-on experts who lend their considerable experience to our clients’ projects on a daily basis. And they’re all based in Canberra, so they’ll be close at hand when you need them.

  • Simon Butt
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  • Mark Bauer
    Mark Bauer
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  • Lou Agnello
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  • Rod Mitton
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  • Simon Agnello
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“We are extremely proud of the reputation our team has created through hard work,
a commitment to safety and to delivering high quality construction throughout Canberra,
regional NSW, Australia and internationally for all our clients.”

– Simon Butt, Chief Executive Officer


The diversity of experience at Manteena


Our workforce of 100 building professionals includes construction managers, contract administrators, site supervisors, site safety advisors, estimators, and construction workers—and all are renowned for their high levels of training, their professionalism and their passion for construction. The diversity of experience from within Manteena enables us to draw from our impressive talent pool to assemble a project team with the ideal skills and resources for your project.

With special consideration to safety, our team of specialists offer expertise in planning, job scheduling, design management, procurement, job control, project and construction management, and cost control. To you, our client, this means you get the kind of efficiency and quality expected and required – especially when dealing with new construction, fitout refurbishments or specialty projects that may have critical shut-down and start-up schedules.


Working at Manteena, you’ll be part of a team that will enthusiastically support the development and progression of your career. The many benefits include: study assistance; coaching and mentoring; health and wellness; four weeks paid maternity leave; community involvement and initiatives; and an employee assistance program provided by OzHelp, which offers confidential counselling to discuss personal issues and help achieve a healthy work life balance.


Our commitment to these standards is absolute
Manteena operates an integrated Work Health Safety & Rehabilitation (WHS&R), Quality and Environmental Management System (Australian/New Zealand Standard AS4801, International Standards ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 respectively).

All systems are underpinned by Manteenas 3rd party certified Risk Management System.

Our commitment to these standards is absolute. It is consistently implemented across all sites and office environments and is the backbone to all our projects undertaken. The success of these systems is reflected in the maturity of our company and our ability to complete complex and challenging construction and refurbishment tasks.

We are committed to providing excellence in our built products and continually look at ways to improve our performance and services with a goal to always exceed industry standards and our clients’ expectations.




Just starting out your studies? At Manteena, we’ve partnered with the University of Canberra to offer a number of scholarships to students studying the Bachelor of Building & Construction Management.

We offer a scholarship every year – it’s valued at approximately $15,000 across the three years of the recipient’s degree.

Our second scholarship is the Property and Construction Inclusion Scholarship – it’s specifically offered to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds studying UC courses related to the property and construction industry. It’s valued at $5,000 per year.


ACT — Head Office

Street Address:
84 Barrier Street
Fyshwick ACT 2609

Postal Address:
PO Box 529
Fyshwick ACT 2609

Telephone: (02) 6280 7033
Facsimile: (02) 6280 7870

Contact Emails

Manteena Commercial:

Manteena Security:

Manteena Residential:

Licence Details

Manteena Commercial Pty Ltd holds:
ACT Construction Occupations Licence
Builder Class A – No. 2016838
NSW Contractor Licence 302735C
ACN: 614 438 989 | ABN: 56 614 438 989

Manteena Security (Aust) Pty Ltd holds:
ACT Construction Occupations Licence
Builder Class A – No. 2012263
ACT Security Consultant Licence (Master) – No. 17502215
ACN: 135 926 046 | ABN: 39 135 926 046

Manteena Residential Pty Ltd holds:
ACT Construction Occupations Licence
Builder Class A – No. 2007620
NSW Contractor Licence 197471C
ACN: 126 071 672 | ABN: 63 126 071 672