History A journey that began in Melbourne

Max Beck began in business as an apprentice carpenter before starting a contract construction business in 1962 and then establishing Becton in 1976.

Until his retirement, from Becton, Max oversaw the company evolve from a small Melbourne-based property development and construction business into a national, diversified development and construction group specialising in high quality, leading edge residential and commercial projects, hotels, student accommodation, resort style retirement living, an Australian-wide property funds management division and jointly founding Australia’s first hotel branded timeshare holiday club.

Max has a long, distinguished and ongoing involvement in charitable and community work and has held various honorary positions on Federal and State Government bodies and committees. He was awarded the Centenary Medal in 2003 for outstanding service to the building and construction industries. For more than 10 years Max was the Deputy Chairman of the Royal Children’s Hospital, and oversaw the recent redevelopment.

In June 2006, Max was awarded The Member of the Order of Australia (AM) medal for his services to the construction and property development industries and to the community through fund raising and executive roles in a range of organisations and charities.

“The Beck family has left an incredible mark on the architectural landscape of Melbourne. What they do is always stamped in quality and great design and they are a family that knows this city and, with Probuild as a partner, know how to complete great projects that benefit the broader community.”

John Gandel — Business Leader & Philanthropist