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.
Bachelor of Accounting
Janet was born in England, moving to Australia at aged 13 and following graduating school, she married Ben Fusco. In 1986, Ben and Janet started Fusco Plumbing Services with Janet overseeing the finance and administration side of the business. As the Fusco Group of companies continued to grow under her directorship, Janet sought to develop her skills and completed a Bachelor of Accountancy from Uni SA in 2001. Janet balanced a successful family life whilst studying and maintaining her involvement in the Fusco Group. Currently Janet is the Fusco Group Financial Officer and one of the company directors.
Bachelor of Science
Certificate IV Site Management
Alex joined Fusco in 2014 and began working part time whilst completing his Bachelor of Science at the University of Adelaide. Upon completion Alex began his full time employment for Fusco. In 2015 he became a Project Manager and has over seen a number of SA Water projects both locally and regionally. Alex has also completed a Diploma in OHS and has attained a Certificate IV in Site Management.
First Aid Certificate
Working Safely at Heights
Remote Areas First Aid Training
Bachelor of Constructions Management (Honours) graduating 2021
Elevated Work Platform High Risk Above 11m – BL
Lachlan Joined Fusco Construction in 2015 and has worked across numerous projects whilst completing his Construction Management (Honours) degree at the University of South Australia. Working as a Project Manager as well as a Project Administration WHS Supervisor Lachlan has overseen the construction of numerous projects ranging from local apartment blocks to refurbishing rural school infrastructure.
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Business
Diploma of Project Management
Master of Educational Studies
Brian Rungie started with Fusco Constructions in 2018 after an extensive career within TAFE SA and the vocational education and training sector. Brian was actively involved in the design and implementation of the local and Aboriginal employment and Supply chain development being used by Fusco Constructions in the APY Lands and will continue to apply this experience to this panel
Senior Site Manager
Backhoe Operators License
Excavator Operators License
Confined Spaces License
SA Plumbers and Gas Fitters License Number PGE 4251SA
Builders Supervisors License # BLD 199899
Peter is a licensed supervisor and plumber, holding a plumbing, gas fitting and electrical license. Peter has been working with the Fusco Group since commencing his apprenticeship at the age of 15. Peters experience and skills have proven to be an invaluable asset to the Fusco business. Peter has worked as a Senior Site Supervisor on countless regional projects, working away for weeks at a time at a number of remote locations including the APY Lands as well as locally in metropolitan Adelaide.
Site Supervisor / Leading Hand
Brendan has completed works across Metropolitan, regional and remote South Australia,
including in Oodnadatta, Murputja and Ernabella. Brendan has extensive experience in
earthmoving, civil works and general building.
National Police Clearance
SA Plumbing and Gas Fitting Licence
James commenced with Fusco Constructions in 2018 as a licensed Plumber and Leading Hand. James has worked in a number of projects including suspended fire systems and large residential projects mainly in metropolitan and regional South Australia, including projects for SA Water.
SA Plumbers and Gas Fitters License
Cert IV in Civil Construction Supervision
Devin Langford started as an apprentice and is now one of Fusco Constructions leading hands and licensed plumbers. Devin has worked in metropolitan, regional and remote South Australia, including the APY Lands on Fusco Constructions projects for SA Water and DPTI.