History

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 onwards Bill and Trish started the company’s growth.  Within two and half years we had outgrown our Garfield Street location and moved into a much larger premises one street over in Galvin Street.  By this stage 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 the Switchboards Tasmanian and consolidated that business into Contact Electrical.   That would be the first of many acquisitions for Contact Electrical.    

Three years later in 2004 the business again out grown its current location and again moved into our current location at 8 Shamrock Street, South Launceston. 

Contact Electrical had a long working relationship with Housing Tasmanian 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. 

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.  Fast paced growth meant the Burnie branch relocated to a larger office in 2008.

By 2010 the Hobart branch’s growth had meant the requirement for a larger premises was inevitable and the move was made to its current location in Wellington Street, North Hobart. 

The Contact Business was going from strength to strength, in just ten short years the business had grown from 12 employees to 130 employees.  Bill the director was quoted saying,

“I never want to be a big contractor it just kinda happened”

 

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”.........