Meet the Team


Peter Petherbridge

Peter began his career with the Hunter based D.F McCloy Pty Ltd in 1977 as an apprentice and was quickly promoted to foreman where he worked on a range of projects including the John Hunter Hospital and several Housing Commission Projects. Peter was then promoted to the position of Project Manager a position he held until the commencement of PDA Custom Constructions. Peter spent more than 10 years on the board of the Newcastle Master Builders Association in the capacity of Housing Chairman.


David Blake

David also began his career as an apprentice with D.F McCloy Pty Ltd in 1980 and prior to leaving to commence PDA Custom Constructions held the position of Building Foreman managing many significant Department of Housing Projects. As well as Project Manager David’s principle role in the company ensuring that PDA Building is compliant with all WH&S regulations to AS4801.

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Cameron Hough

Cameron began his professional career in the commercial building industry after completing a degree in construction management in 2014 at Newcastle University. Cameron progressed to the role of site supervisor for a number of projects for PDA before taking a graduate position with Multiplex for 2 years working on the Stockland Greenhills shopping Centre. Cameron has returned to PDA where he is operating in a hybrid role in estimating and project management. Cameron has experience in contracts administration, design, site, and estimating on projects ranging from $400,000 to $24 Million in value.

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Adam Petherbridge

Adam Petherbridge has been with PDA Building since leaving high school after which he completed a Building Apprenticeships in Carpentry and Joinery. Adam has since completed his Certificate IV in Building and Construction.

Adam is a skilled Project Manager with a focus on personnel performance and efficiency. He strives to collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve goals on time and budget. With a strong focus on safety, Adam manages crews with an attention to detail and organisation. Adam has managed several of our award winning projects thus you can be assured that he will manage your project with experience, efficiency and care.



Site Manager

Peter Squires

Peter Squires also began his career with D.F McCloy Pty Ltd and has since worked with PDA Building for over 32 years. His commitment and extensive experience makes him a decided asset and valued member of PDA Building. Over this time Peter has overseen all of the company’s major commercial projects many of which have received awards from the Master Builders Association for excellence.

Site Manager

Tim Mott

Tim Mott has extensive experience in both the commercial and cottage industries commening he’s career in 1996. Tim has obtained both a Certificate Three and Certificate Four in construction. Throughout his extensive career Tim has gained a critical awareness of the WH&S process which we consider invaluable in the current climate. Tim has been a valued member of our team for the past nine years.

Maintenance Manager

Tom Liddell

Tom Liddell has extensive experience in both the commercial and residential building industries. Tom completed he’s certificate 3 in building and construction through the Masters Builders Association in 2013. Tom joined PDA Building in 2015 as our Maintenance Manager.

Site Manager

Adam Lawson

Adam brings over 15 years’ experience and a diverse wealth of knowledge to the PDA Team.  His successful career in the building industry comprises of a range of project work across both commercial and residential environments.  His extensive dealings with councils, schools, corporates, residents, individuals and other clientele reflect his exceptional communication and negotiation skills, and contribute to his ability to deliver high quality projects. Adam’s passion for the building industry is reflected in every job he undertakes, from initiation to completion.
Office Manager

Annette Petherbridge

Annette was one of the founding members of PDA Building being the “A” in the company name. While the Peter and David initially took care of the hands-on side of the business Annette took care of the functioning of the office and the ‘running of the business’ . Today the role has somewhat evolved and while some may say she is still the ‘boss’ (especially on pay day) she still ensures the smooth running of the office and all that it entails.


Kerry King

Kerry is a loyal member of our administration team. Joining PDA Building in 2004 she has become an integral part of our company. Kerry’s duties are many and varied however she always carries out the request with professionalism and a smile.

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