Our Team.

John Hattink

Director and Construction Manager

John co-founded Solido in 2014 with his wife Libby, and brings to the table a vast knowledge of building practice drawn from a distinguished construction career spanning more than 45 years.  John began his working life in the early 1970’s as an apprentice carpenter with AV Jennings. The following twenty-five years saw him working under some of the city’s best builders, as Brisbane’s middle ring suburbs boomed. By the mid 1990’s, he had started the decade long transition from swinging a hammer to senior project and leadership positions with industry leaders such as Hutchinson Builders, Canny and Lexicon Co., acquiring essential project delivery and management skills along the way.  John is deeply involved in the construction and project management of each Solido project and leads a team of highly skilled tradesmen across our sites. He is committed to making Solido a preferred place of employment in order to attract extraordinary people and enjoys leading and developing a team to pursue and love excellence always.

When John is not working, he can be found rock climbing or riding his mountain bike with Libby and their daughter Lucy.


Libby Hattink

General Manger

Prior to co-founding Solido with John in 2014, Libby established outdoor outfitter, Paddy Pallin in Fortitude Valley.  She opened the store in 1996 with a staff of three and had grown to a turnover in excess of $1M and a staff of 12 when she sold the business in 2007.   She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Journalism from Monash University, completed in the post Paddy Pallin years when taking time out to have a child.

Libby is passionate about developing a culture of customer service within Solido, where the unrelenting and instinctive aim of all staff is to deliver service and a quality of product that always exceeds expectations.   

With a teenager who now finds the company of her parents less appealing than it was a few years ago, Libby has recently commenced a graduate entry Law degree at QUT.  When not working or studying, she can be found with John and Lucy, preferably on an outdoor adventure somewhere.


Cathy Jeffries

Construction Manager

Cathy holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) with Honours and has 20 years of experience with Tier 1 and 2 builders in contract, project and design management roles.   Cathy joined Solido as Construction Manager in 2020 and works in conjunction with John to oversee the management of each project from the pre-contract phase through to project end.  With a focus on timely and quality project delivery and documentation, Cathy takes a rigorous and systemised approach to making sure each project is sufficiently resourced and is particularly skilled at pulling together each element of the project from procurement, to co-ordination and support of site staff and sub-contractors, through to client-side reporting.  Cathy’s systematic and academic approach to project management provides the perfect structure for the fast paced and physical environment of our building sites.

Cathy’s weekends are filled with cricket, football and bushwalking, as mum to three gorgeous boys.


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