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In 2001, the founders of the ARA Group, Edward Federman and Leo Browne, strategically planned the development of a complementary network of building and facility services.

ARA has now completed its seventeenth year of business, with a record turnover of $479 million.

The ARA Group employs over 2,000 skilled people in Australia and New Zealand.

The ARA Group is an employee-owned company and more than 60 employees are shareholders of ARA. From the beginning, the founders of ARA have taken steps to build an organisation that will continue for the next generation.

The ARA Group is passionate about the positive role that the company plays in society. We believe it is our responsibility to give back to the communities in which we work and live, and hope that together we can create a lasting legacy of support for the communities in which we work and operate.

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Our workplace giving program, The ARA Endowment Fund, was established to provide our employees with a simple, cost-effective way to make small, regular donations into one core fund through payroll deduction. By harnessing the strength of our workforce we are able to make a bigger impact with our collective contributions.


The ARA Group:

ARA Fire
ARA Mechanical
ARA Electrical
ARA Manufacture
ARA Security
ARA Building
ARA Products
ARA Property Services

OUR PEOPLE

Edward Federman

ARA Group Executive Chair and Managing Director

With more than 30 years of experience in the building services industry, Edward Federman co-founded ARA Group in 2001 with a vision to build the business through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Since 2001, Edward has helped to grow the business to employ over 2,000 people across a diverse range of product and service divisions.

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Michael O’Loughlin

ARA Indigenous Services Managing Director
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Paul McCann

ARA Property Services Managing Director
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Stuart Harmer

ARA Products Managing Director
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Brian Davies

ARA Fire Managing Director
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Tony Franov

ARA Security Managing Director
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Allison McCann

ARA Group Chief Financial Officer
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Phil Harding

ARA Mechanical Managing Director
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Tony Murr

ARA Building Services Managing Director
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Brett Chambers

ARA Electrical Managing Director
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