My name is Shaun Kerry; Owner & Managing Director of UBuild Containers Pty Ltd, your Shipping Container Transformations Specialists.
Since I left high school, I have been in, and/or around the shipping container industry in one sense or another. February 2003 was when I was fresh out of year 12 waiting to be called up into the Defence Force. While waiting for the call up, my brother Derek hooked me up with my first “real” job at Royal Wolf – Hi-Tech, as your “everyday grunt”, buffing back old rusty containers day in day out for $370 a week.
In February 2004 I joined the Navy as a Communications & Information Systems Sailor (CIS) . I served for 6 years & spent the majority of my time @ sea on HMAS Success, I made lifelong friends & loved every minute of my time in the RAN, this is something that I’m extremely proud of.
September 2009 I joined the Port Containers team as the newest member of the sales department. It wasn’t long in this role that I soon learned that the customisations & major projects side of the business is where I wanted to be. I quickly made my way up the company ladder to the position of National Modifications Manager. This is the position in which I held up until I was made redundant in the beginning of Feb 2018. As disappointing as it was, how does the saying go?? As one door closes, another one opens…. I have always been a “glass half full” type of guy, pulling the positives from every situation before assessing the negatives, with this being the case, I believed that there was no better time to launch my very own shipping container transformations business; UBuild Containers!
I am super excited to be in charge, finally having the opportunity to do things my way, creating the products that the team and I believe would do well in today’s market. The crew I’ve put together are here for a reason, we continue to push the boundaries of containerised design setting new trends in this diverse industry. My team is small, but super skilled, we hold over 50 years of container conversions experience between just 4 of us.
We do it all at UBuild, my team has been hand selected for their individual skill sets. This provides me with the opportunity of offering a 100% , start to finish, TURNKEY containerised service.