Meet Our Director - Alex

Alex is passionate about the construction industry, business and his team.

Alex started Backyard Grannys in 2011 due to market demand. Backyard Grannys was formed with the goal to be the leading granny flat builders in Newcastle and the Central Coast. We are leading the way having built over 700 granny flats since we began. Backyard Grannys is now the leading granny flat builder having built in excess of 700 granny flats with a long list of client testimonials.

Alex enjoys coming to work and his goal is to see his employees also enjoy themselves and loving coming to work. He has created an enjoyable office and site environment where his employees have the opportunity to succeed and grow. There is a genuine emphasis from Alex to provide apprenticeships and training opportunities to all employees of Backyard Grannys.

Alex has a high expectation of quality with his motto being “If it’s not good enough for our own home, then it’s not good enough for anyone else”.

Alex is proud of the Backyard Grannys brand and is very driven to complete projects at a high standard and to make sure the client is satisfied with every aspect of the project. He cares about the clients, his team and the industry.

  • Alex Mitchell
    Alex Mitchell Managing Director

    Alex has more than 16 years’ experience since completing his Bachelor of Construction Management from the University of Newcastle.

    Alex’s construction career began in 2002, just after he finished university, when he moved to Sydney to join a mid-tier construction company. He spent the next 8 years in Sydney in project management roles working on projects in the range of 1 – 10 million.

    Alex has developed a strong background in the commercial construction sector – working on a range of projects such as fit outs, major club construction projects, retirement villages and nursing homes. He has established his skills in systems and applies them now to his current businesses. Alex is structured, systematic and has a passion for residential building.

    In 2014 Alex won the Young Entrepreneur Award with Lake Macquarie Business Excellence Awards and in 2015 received the Hunter Business Chamber Merit Award.

    Alex is also passionate about creating an enjoyable work culture and together with his team they put the clients first to achieve quality outcomes.