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Like Father, Like Son

Anthony Lees is the founder and managing director of Pro-Built Engineering. Starting his career as a sub-contractor, he assisted in the general and preventative maintainance of equipment in companies such as Heinz and Pilkington where he finished his trade as a fitter and turner. 

With a desire to learn, Anthony moved to a large blow-moulding company where he completed his electrical apprenticeship, and soon after becoming head of maintenance.

Through years of hands-on experience, Anthony could see the great potential of automation and being someone who appreciates ingenuity and with a passion for creativity, in 1993, along with his wife Kaye, decided to start Pro-Built Engineering Pty Ltd. 

His son Michael, only being three at the time, always looked up to his father and learnt what it meant to work hard and keep determine. Now, nearly 30 years on, both Anthony and Michael work side by side doing what they love.

"Yet, nothing really compares to the moments when my father, Alfred and daughter, Kellie, are helping sketch up an upcoming project. My grandson, Thomas, gaining as much work experience before finishing his studies. The whole family, four generations, working under the same roof together - this is the true Australian dream!"