Mike Griggs is a professionally qualified builder with a trade background who has an established a track record of over 20 years, delivering a total service for the domestic building/renovation sector.
Mike began working in the building industry in New York, USA in 1990. In 1991 he and his future wife Clare (who is an actor but who fortunately also had some design and building experience) renovated a 100-year-old barn, turning the upper level into a one-bedroom apartment with deck and rebuilding the stable area below, as well as completing renovations on a heritage home in Newburg, upstate NY.
Returning to Australia he enrolled to study to obtain his Australian building licences. During this time worked with Gold Key Constructions on Residential and Craftmaster Interiors on Commercial projects.
In 1995, Mike formed MCH Building in Partnership with his wife Clare who worked with him on-site for many years. They specialised in domestic renovations, jointly renovating homes and building both the company and its reputation. In the year 2000 MCH became a Pty Ltd company.
Since then Mike has built a strong name for himself within the industry. Together Mike and Clare have won 8 Housing Industry Association awards and been grand finalists 3 times. Their currently completed major renovation project is entered into the 2016 NSW HIA awards to be held in October. They continue to work side-by-side, both on and off site, whilst trying to find the time to begin rebuilding their own home which they have designed together.
Deadline Design with Shaynna Blaze is Mike’s first foray into the world of television.