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Expert Electrical Contractors Bendigo

The business originally commenced trading in 1975 as McInerney & Donaldson in Bendigo, central Victoria. Current director Gary Frank purchased the business in 2000 and began to grow. In 2005, the company was invited to join the renowned Laser Group as the Central Victorian representative of the franchise. In 2019, after Laser Plumbing & Electrical joined forces with O’Brien, the business rebranded and became O’Brien Electrical & Air Conditioning Bendigo.

From the early beginnings over 40 years ago, to where O’Brien Electrical & Air Conditioning Bendigo is today, we have always prided ourselves in providing our highest possible level of work and customer service. When you need expert electricians in Bendigo, there’s no one better to call.

Call us (03) 5442 1455

O'Brien Electrical Bendigo team standing in Rosalind Park

Leading Electrical Contractors In the Bendigo Community

O’Brien Electrical & Air Conditioning Bendigo is proud to provide opportunities for the community to realise and sustain their employment aspirations by employing local staff, including a number of apprentices. We aim to have an intake of 1-2 apprentices every year. We are proud to have hired both male and female apprentices, who have all proven to be a very valuable part of the team.

The O’Brien Electrical franchise gives the business the flexibility of imported labour from other O’Brien Electrical companies. This ensures that the business can meet deadlines, by utilising hired experts from our network partner companies, effectively giving us a workforce that is 3000 people strong.

Meet the team

Gary Frank

Managing Director

Gary Frank

Gary started working in the electrical industry as a first year apprentice in 1978 leaving him with 42 years worth of experience. Gary began as Managing Director of this company in 2000, which was originally called McInerney and Donaldson. Throughout the 21 years in business, Gary has renamed the company twice and currently the business is known as O’Brien Electrical Bendigo. Gary’s favourite thing about his job is creating a quote from scratch, working alongside the builders and seeing the project being transformed from paper to reality. His favourite thing about being a manager is seeing his employees grow not only as electricians or office workers but as people and watching them learn and develop throughout the years.

Sam Rofe

Service Manager

Sam Rofe

Sam has been with us for over 11 years, starting his electrical apprenticeship in 2009. Sam’s favourite thing about being an electrician is to work alongside the customers to solve a problem they have and getting a desired result. He finds it so satisfying when they see what you have done for them. Sam loves working with new technology and is always keeping up with future trends! He gets a great kick out of upgrading the safety of a place, whether that may be completing a switchboard upgrade or replacing something that is broken and dangerous. Every day is different for Sam and that’s what makes it exciting for him.

Luke Grinter

Senior Electrician

Luke Grinter

Luke is our senior construction electrician and he has over 15 years of experience and has worked with us for over 6 years. Luke project manages and is head electrician on our construction sites. Luke likes the variety of work at O’Brien Electrical Bendigo and he gets a good feeling of accomplishment when he gets to complete a project. Some of the projects Luke has successfully finished have been Boort Hospital, Cobaw Community Health in Kyneton, Epsom Primary School, Kalianna School Bendigo and the CFA buildings in Kangaroo Flat and Broadford.

Elliott Hawkins

Service Electrician

Elliott Hawkins

Elliott started his apprenticeship in 2015 and throughout his training he was nominated for Apprentice of the Year through NECA and won Apprentice of the Year through Bendigo Tafe in 2018. Elliott is now in our service department and his favourite thing about being a service electrician is that he gets to help people by fixing their problems, whether that's rectifying a faulty appliance or adding in lights so they can see better. He likes that every day is different, and that he is constantly moving around and working at different places and doing different things every single day.

Sam Evans

Service Electrician

Sam Evans

Sam started his apprenticeship with us in 2015; leaving him with over 5 years of experience. Sam is in our service department and is pleasing customers every single day. Sam enjoys being an electrician because of the variety of work that the trade can offer and he is continuously learning every day. Sam likes service work because of the interaction he gets with the customers and to see them satisfied with his work. Also, the amount of different jobs he comes across, because no job is ever the exact same which makes it so much more interesting.

Jarrod Brennan

Service Electrician

Jarrod Brennan

Jarrod started working with us in 2019 and has over 11 years of experience. He has become such a great asset to our service team within that time. Jarrods favourite thing about being an electrician is giving power to the people! He believes it’s a very rewarding job to help customers and have them appreciate good tradesmanship.

Alecia Allaway

Construction Electrician

Alecia Allaway

Alecia started her apprenticeship with us in 2017 and has successfully completed her exams which has led her to be a fully qualified electrician. Alecia has spent most of her apprenticeship working in our construction department and will continue down this path in the future. She likes the different opportunities that the job has given her. She really enjoys the diversity of work she gets to do in completing construction projects and how fulfilled she gets when it’s all completed.

Jarrod Wood

Electrical Apprentice

Jarrod Wood

Jarrod started his apprenticeship with us at the beginning of 2018 and shows a lot of potential in becoming a very talented electrician in the very near future. Jarrod’s favourite thing about being an electrician is the variety of tasks that he gets to do and the diversity of the industry. His favourite type of work so far is service work and commercial work.

Thomas Alexander

Electrical Apprentice

Thomas Alexander

Tom is in his second year of his electrical apprenticeship, which began January 2020 and it’s definitely a year he won’t forget. Tom is a bright and bubbly character and everyone in our team enjoys teaching and working with him. Tom’s favourite type of work so far is service work; where it’s very customer orientated, as he likes seeing the customer happy and satisfied with the work completed.

Claudia Frank

Office & Financial Manager

Claudia Frank

Claudia started working with us as a receptionist in 2015 and has grown thoroughly throughout her time. She now manages the finances for the company and is part of our management team. Claudia’s favourite thing about working at O’Brien Electrical Bendigo is the systems and processes she’s been able to implement to create a better streamline system for not only our customers, but for our staff as well. She has transformed our office to mostly paperless and our entire system is in the clouds allowing us to work from anywhere at any time.

Who we've worked with

Nicholson
Searle Bros
City of Greater Bendigo
Southern Vale Homes
Metricon Homes
Bendigo Bank
Bendigo Community Telco
Apiam Animal Health
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