Director & Founder
Building & Supervisors Licence Number: BLD36214
Born in Italy during the 2nd world war, Ben grew up in a family with 6 siblings and during a time where Italy was experiencing severe hardships. Seeking a better future, a 21-year-old Ben Fusco travelled to Australia, experiencing an immense language and cultural barrier upon arrival. He threw himself into the Australian culture, learning English and finding work. He met his wife Janet, and in 1968, on the day his second child was born, he started his own plumbing company; Fusco Plumbing Services.
Ben worked very hard to grow his company, whilst caring for his young family, now consisting of 4 children. He continued to gain experience and qualifications, becoming a master plumber and obtaining his building license as well as other qualifications and licenses. Upon obtaining his building license, he began undertaking building works and property development, leading to the founding of Fusco Homes in 1989.
In 2001, Ben entered into a partnership with his youngest son, John, which was the beginning of Fusco Constructions.
Still actively involved in the family business, Ben is not only a leader, but a mentor to many within Fusco Constructions, and especially his grandson, Devin, who is a third year apprentice plumber at Fusco Constructions. During the little spare time he allows himself, he enjoys spending time with his family as well as tending to his farm in Belair, and making wine, olive oil and tomato sauce.
B.Con Mngt & Econ (Hons)
Dip. in Work Health and Safety
John has been involved with the Fusco group of companies from an early age, whilst also forging himself an honourable soccer career, playing National League with his childhood supported team Adelaide City and representing Australia at the World University Games. John graduated from Mercedes College and went on to complete his Bachelor of Construction Management and Economics with first class Honours. Post graduating from his degree at Uni SA, John went to work for John Hindmarsh, before re-joining his father Ben at Fusco Constructions.
John was named Managing Director of Fusco Constructions in 2001 and has taken the business forward every year. John has guided Fusco Constructions through IS0 9001, OHSAS 18001:2007 and AS/NZS 4801:2001 certifications. He has developed long term relationships with key clients such as SA Water, the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, Accuweigh and Viterra. Whilst developing the contracting side of the business, John has also undertaken many significant property developments including 'Orchard Grove' at Station Avenue Blackwood and Riverside Apartments at Noarlunga Downs.
John has continued his personal development by obtaining a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety, as well as completing many courses, obtaining various licenses and tickets including a personal builders license and supervisors license.