About PCG

Company Background

Professional Certification Group

Founded in 2010 by Directors John Reeve and Ain Kuru, the Professional Certification Group has grown to become one of the country’s top private building certification companies for building approval. Over the years, we’ve been helping many home owners, builders, architects, building designers and other clients obtain building approval for their building projects.

The Professional Certification Group proudly operates throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Our solid portfolio in these states has built our reputation as a private building certifier that can always be trusted to get the job done.

We are proud members of the

  • Housing Industry Association | HIA 
  • Master Builders Association  | MBA
  • Building Designers Association of Queensland Inc. | BDAQ
  • Australian Shop & Office Fitting Industry Association | ASOFIA
  • Association of Accredited Certifiers | AAC
  • Planning Institute of Australia | PIA
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors | AIBS
  • Australian Institute of Architects | AIA

We have been a premier partner of the HIA Queensland Housing Awards since 2011, celebrating excellence in design, innovation and construction in the Queensland housing industry.

Professional Certification Group have also sponsored the Mater Foundation Plantation Homes House for Life Program which supports Mater Little Miracles, helping seriously ill and premature babies and their families treated at the Mater Hospital.

Professional Certification Group Directors and Associates

Director - John Reeve

John has completed an Advanced Diploma in Applied Science (Building) and is also a licensed Builder. He has over 25 years’ experience in the building industry and as a building supervisor. Previously, John worked as a building certifier for The Certification Professionals for 12 years.

Director - James Dunstan

James is a licensed building certifier with extensive experience in the approval and inspection of residential and commercial buildings. Before joining Professional Certification Group, he worked as a builder and carpenter and has since completed a Masters of Building Surveying at Bond University and a Graduate Certificate in Fire Safety Engineering.

Director - Mitch Holmes

Mitch is a licensed building certifier in Queensland and New South Wales (level 3) and has been working in the building certification industry since 2005. Mitch has been with Professional Certification Group since 2010 and has extensive experience in the residential sector.

Director - Ben Smith

Ben has been involved in the building industry for nearly 20 years, with experience in Victoria, New South Wales, and across Queensland. His main focus is within the commercial and fitout sector.

Director - Mark Maxwell

Mark has been involved in the building surveying industry for over 12 years, with extensive experiences ranging from fit-out & refurbishment works, to residential developments, healthcare, public assembly buildings including airports, multistorey commercial builds and hotel developments.

Founder - Ain Kuru

Ain has completed a Bachelor of Architecture and Post-Graduate Diploma in Urban Planning. He was previously Director of Building Codes Queensland. His major achievements include implementation of the private certification system in Queensland; fire safety legislation following the Childers tragedy; and the Queensland Development Code. Ain retired from PCG in late 2023.

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