“With the way that power and energy prices are continually climbing, energy efficiency – which 20 years ago was probably a minor issue in the purchase of equipment – is now the major decision factor in purchasing equipment. If you can have a piece of equipment that is 10 per cent more efficient than an alternative product, that means big, big savings. It is a very important decision.”
Being Australian owned and operated is an important point of pride for the company that has experienced considerable ongoing growth over the years. For more than fifty years, Weathertex has provided employment for more than one hundred local residents of the community in which it produces its products, implementing values based upon the ideals of teamwork, engagement, caring, community and quality.
With a multistorey license and four separate divisions, the South Australian construction firm is able to take care of its customers through all of life’s major stages. From a young couple’s first home, to a mid-career fit-out for their office during middle age, to property investment advice in their golden years, APS can handle it all.
There are eight Companies and seven sites across Australasia in the stable today. Each of the entities evolved from the requests of customers. The Group works with its clients and strongly protects its position as a Trade Supplier and promotes its motto of “Your Partner, Not Your Competition”.
Started by Nick Heywood-Smith, the company’s CEO, himself a certified physiotherapist, and his wife Nikki in 2003, W & L Services strives to enhance quality of life for the elderly by providing exceptional qualified mobile services in aged care facilities and in private homes. The company also provides educational resources for its therapists and other caregivers so they may deliver the best in brand services that clients expect and demand.
NCCH, from its headquarters in Lismore and branch offices in South Tweed Heads and Grafton, manages over eight hundred properties across the far North Coast of NSW. It works in an alliance with other community organisations to address the issues in providing quality community housing and social outcomes for the less fortunate.
Working on an average of 80 to 100 projects at any one time, the company prides itself on reassuring customers that they are much more than a number, and that they are treated with the individualised attention and respect that they deserve.
A privately owned construction company, Onesector is based on the foundations of three generations of construction and business experience and an unwavering commitment to quality workmanship.
Jose and Christine Guerreiro started up J+CG in 1994 and now the company is run by their son Mark. Initially the business mainly carried out renovations but has since grown and can complete projects just about anywhere in Australia.
In 2009, OptiComm was selected by the National Broadband Network (NBN) to roll out the initial stages of the broadband network in Tasmania – and delivered under budget. Today, the company provides network access to over eighty estates across Australia and is contracted to service approximately 180,000 dwellings. This is a fast growing company and has gone from nothing, seven years ago, to an annual turnover of approximately $20 million today. We spoke with OptiComm’s Chief Regulatory Officer, Phil Smith.