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Cappello Hydraulics & Civil (Cappello) is a Canberra-based, locally owned and operated business, with a commitment to providing high quality and reliable services to our clients.

We have been operating within the Construction Industry since 2003 and have built an extensive client base of government and private sector clients. Our clients have included local, state, territory and Commonwealth Government agencies, developers, architects, property owners and investors.

At Cappello we make safe working systems a high priority and our methods include clear inductions, training, inspections and monitoring of performance. All plant, equipment and tools are regularly inspected and maintained to be fully fit for purpose, safe and compliant with all legislation, Australian Standards and Codes of Practice.

We have more than 50 qualified and experienced staff in the ACT, with access to a team of reliable, qualified and experienced subcontractors, suppliers and service providers to support our operations.

Our Certifications

  • AS/NZS 4801-2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Certification
  • AS/NZS ISO 14001-2016 Environmental Management System Certification
  • AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016 Quality Management System Certification
  • ACT Government IRE Certificate No. 81
  • ACT and NSW Advanced Gasfitter Licence

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Our People

Ryan Cappello

Ryan Cappello


A passion for commercial and large scale residential projects lead Ryan to establish Cappello in 2003. He is responsible for the management and performance of the company. With over 20 years in the industry, Ryan has a solid depth of knowledge in operations of hydraulic packages. Since the establishment of the business, his ability to recognise talent and build trusted working relationships has allowed Ryan to build an excellent team. He ensures the organisation and staging of work results in a seamless coordination of trades, leading to efficient delivery of all projects.
Aaron Lal

Aaron Lal

Chief Financial Officer

Aaron has over 14 years of experience in finance and tax field. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Aaron has held management positions at KPMG and PwC, gaining experience across a spectrum of clients and industries. In his role with Cappello, Aaron is driving the strategic direction of the company with a strong compliance governance framework. He is responsible for the day to day financial, treasury and compliance functions including systems and staff management.
Alex Paunovic

Alex Paunovic

Civil Operations and Business Development Manager

Alex begun his career working for a national builder, since then he has moved into specialising in civil works. Alex manages the projects from start to finish, with pricing through to hand over, he ensures that all projects are well executed.
Jovan Batar

Jovan Batar

Construction Manager – Hydraulics

Jovan was Cappello’s very first employee, due to his extensive hydraulics knowledge he is now the Construction Manager and oversees all Cappello’s hydraulic construction packages and ensures that they are delivered to a high-quality standard, on time and on budget. Jovan has successfully delivered numerous projects across a range of sectors.