Reliable Solutions For Your Facility and Infrastructure
The ARA Group provides solutions for any and all challenges faced within your facility or infrastructure. Our seven divisions work together to deliver fully integrated, in-house solutions from beginning to end; from turnkey electrical and security services through to fire protection, building services, energy management, maintenance and cleaning. We also distribute electronic security systems and provide tailor-made door solutions.
With our team of experts supporting you and your company, ARA gives your business A Real Advantage.
The ARA Group Is Built From Seven Divisions
With Over 1300 skilled employees located across Australia and now in New Zealand, ARA Group is an entirely employee owned & operated.
Managing Director - Electrical
Brett Chambers has more than 30 years’ experience in the building services industry, from hands-on construction of electrical instrumentation systems to commissioning, estimating and business development. As Managing Director of ARA Electrical since 2001, Brett has been actively involved in steering the organisation into new strategic areas including the development of the engineering, automation, renewable energy, heavy industrial and high voltage components of the business. He has also focused on developing long-term client relationships and building a strong and reputable contracting business with various locations across New South Wales and Queensland. Brett joined the ARA Board as an Executive Director in 2010.
Managing Director - Building
Scott Burton has extensive experience within the building and property management industries, having previously worked as Managing Director at Seamlined Energy and as a National Project Manager with Stockland. Since being appointed as Managing Director of ARA Group Building in 2018, Scott has focused on developing multi-trade maintenance contracts, leveraging the diverse services of ARA Building division as an integral sector of the ARA Group.
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Founded in 2001, ARA Group has grown in size, strength & success every year.
ARA Begins Operation.
ARA acquires Sealeck Doors & Windows.
ARA Acquires BASS Electrical.
ARA Acquires Monarch Doors.
ARA Acquires Automatic Fire Protection Design.
ARA Group establishes its Manufacture, Electrical, Security & Fire platforms.
2003 – 2006
ARA experiences over 50% organic growth.
ARA Group has a turnover of $97 million with no bank debt & an EBITDA of 8% of sales.
ARA establishes its Mechanical Division with the acquisition of ACES.
ARA Fire expands to Melbourne & the Central Coast.
ARA Electrical expands to Wollongong.
ARA acquires Advanced Security, Advanced Mechanical & Advanced Building Technologies; named 1 of the 5 best insolvency transactions of 2007 by Australia and New Zealand Legal Society.
ARA Becomes an Employee Owned Company.
ARA Security enters the security product distribution business.
ARA Electrical enters the overhead high voltage service and installation business.
ARA Group sets a record turnover of $201 million.
ARA conducts a capital raising from its shareholders & takes on new shareholders to ensure flexibility in capital structure.
Due to the GFC, this is the only year in ARA’s history to experience in a decline in sales ($201 million to $197 million).
2011 – 2013
Sales grow organically by 42%.
Sales grow to $280 million.
ARA achieves records sales of $301 Million.
ARA achieves a record EBITDA of $13 million.
ARA implements a new branding and marketing initiative.
ARA invests significantly in underground high voltage service and installation work.
ARA Group invests in a fit out company.
ARA invests in an emergency service and repair business.
ARA Group establishes a new high voltage business in Singleton, NSW.
Sales are a record $322 million.
ARA sets record sales of $352 million.
ARA sets a record EBITDA of $16.6 million.
ARA Building Services acquires two remedial building businesses.
A strategic acquisition was made in the newly formed Distribution Division.
A record amount of dividends was paid to shareholders.
ARA Security expands its operations to New Zealand.
ARA establishes its Products division.
ARA establishes its Property Service division.