Martin Grogan

In 1989 Martin Grogan of Impala Group Pty Ltd started Impala Paving at the age of 17, naming the business after his much loved 1959 Chevrolet Coupe. Martin learned his skills from his Father Don Grogan, a Builder (Hyline Homes) and a Stonemason since 1958.

For many years Martin has successfully not only paved, but has designed driveways, patios, retaining walls of all types, waterfalls and other features for many satisfied clients.

In 1995 at the age of 22, Martin became one of the larger paviours in Victoria after paving the whole of the Victorian country town of Wangaratta's shop fronts, traffic islands and footpaths. The job, involving many patterned features was completed over six months and spanned an area of over 5000 square metres.

Five years later he and his crew broke their own record by paving an even bigger streetscape at the Victorian town of Werribee where they laid 570,000 Austral pavers of pattern designs again on all the shop fronts, paths and roads. This grand creation took 7 months and on completion was a colossal 15,000 square metres.

During the early to mid 2000's, due to his passion for design and a desire to broaden his horizons, he acquired his class Caterpillar machinery. This added two new dimensions to his business, thus creating Impala Pools and Impala Plant Hire.

Impala Group is one of the few companies in the Eastern Melbourne region of Victoria that can offer its clients peace of mind as you will only need to deal with one tradesman for your entire project.

The Easter Monday Gold Mine

My great, great Grandfather came out from Ireland in 1858 in the search for gold. He was successful in his diggings and found gold at Blackwood Victoria. He became well known for his success with the Easter Monday Gold Mine at Blackwood.

 

Don Grogan

The first picture is my father Don Grogan pictured here in 1957 at the age of 19 years carrying a sheet of corrugated iron.

He built his first home in Oakleigh (now a popular Melbourne Suburb), while trading as Hyline Homes for more than 20 years. Other pictures show the home footings dug by hand, the building at bricking stage and then the finished product.

 

 

 

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