Contact electrical was founded in 1986

Our Contact Electrical business was founded in Launceston in 1986. In 1999 Bill and Trish Fromberg purchased the company at which time there were 12 full time employees. From that time on wards Bill and Trish started the company’s growth. Within two and half years the company had grown to 21 employees and had firmly cemented a position in the Launceston electrical market. 

Bill watched for many years as we outsourced the design and manufacture of custom-made electrical switchboards.  In 2001 he made the move to purchase Switchboards Tasmania and consolidated that business into Contact Electrical.  That would be the first of many acquisitions for Contact Electrical.   

hobart branch opened it’s doors in 2005

Contact Electrical had a long working relationship with Housing Tasmania and in 2005 were successful in securing a contract to continue this work in Hobart. As a result our first office was opened in Hobart in the same year. 

acquisition of burnie branch in 2006

In 2006 Contact Electrical acquired Dunham Electrical a Burnie electrical contracting business, which gave the company the state-wide presence it needed to continue to grow and offer state-wide service contracts to customers.

The Contact business was going from strength to strength, in just ten short years the business had grown from 12 employees to 130 employees over 3 branches state wide. 

“I never wanted to be a big contractor, it just kinda happened…”

~ Bill Fromberg (Director of Contact Group as pictured to the right)

the big rebranding

The final chapter began in 2014 where the director’s vision identified the need to rebrand the company to ensure the Tasmanian customer base could effectively see that Contact Electrical had grown into much more than an Electrical contracting business. 

Enter the “Contact Group”………

Where are we now?

Contact Group currently employ over 190 staff across our 3 branches in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart and offer a wide range of building services to the residential, commercial and industrial sectors throughout Tasmania.

Since the inception of Contact Electrical, we have acquired the below business which we’ve merged under Contact Group. This has allowed us to expand on the services we offer our customers.

• Switchboards Tasmania – 2001

• Dunham Electrical – 2006

• White & McAllister – 2016

• Temp Control Tasmania – 2020

• Masters Contracting Tasmania – 2021

• Commercial & Rural Refrigeration – 2022

Take a look at our services page and contact one of our friendly staff members to discuss your business needs.