- DATE14 January 2020
Growing from just two employees to 120 is the kind of rapid expansion that few businesses successfully achieve, but it feels like it’s just the beginning for the NRG Services team.
Since NRG Services first started in 2010, it has grown from providing electrical solutions to small, family-owned businesses to delivering major projects Australia-wide, including the award-winning Pulse Data Centre and the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing.
The team’s services now span commercial and industrial electrical, air-conditioning, refrigeration, communication, security and facility maintenance services for the construction, civil, mining, energy and data storage industries.
With established offices in Toowoomba and Roma, the team has recently opened their first office in Brisbane.
General Manager, Dan Briskey, says NRG Services has enjoyed solid growth over the past year across all of its three divisions – electrical, mechanical and building services, with the latter including facility maintenance and other services.
“We’ve experienced extensive growth…particularly in building services, where 12 months ago we had about six staff working in this area, there’s now around 25,” Dan says.
“The electrical projects team has also had enormous growth with major projects including the $74 million Roma Hospital and the $55 million Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) depot,” he adds.
“We’ve put on extra engineers and we’ve seen some senior site supervisors moving to project manager level. We have attracted some amazingly talented professionals over the last little while, which puts us in a good position to offer our clients the best in innovation and service. We are also proud to now have 35 very eager apprentices on board too.”
Tim O’Neil, Operations & Maintenance/Minor Works – Manager, says the move into facility maintenance has been careful and deliberate despite NRG Services’ rapid expansion.
“It’s grown very fast in 12 months and we now have 21 field staff in the facility maintenance team. We’ve put a lot of attention into getting the right structure for our team and making sure our systems operate efficiently for us and benefit our clients. Ensuring our service is seamless is our priority and from all accounts it’s working a treat, with a constant and steady stream of repeat business,” Tim says.
Our client list is growing and now includes the likes of the University of Southern Queensland, several schools, aged care centres and large industrial facilities, such as grain processing plants.
Asked the secret to their success, Dan puts it down to people.
“We try to focus on being an employer of choice and putting our staff first. We have a good management team who understand that and acknowledge how important culture is,” he says.
“Seeing some of our apprentices from five years ago transition through roles as electricians to site supervisors and project managers…that’s a testament to the management team for being able to train and up-skill those guys. There’s a lot of good people in the business and that’s why we’ve been successful.”
The new office is located at 9/104 Newmarket Road, Windsor QLD 4030. The Brisbane team can be contacted on 0400 609 437 or via firstname.lastname@example.org