The ARA Group began operations in 2001. The founders of ARA, Edward Federman and Leo Browne, envisioned creating an essential building services business for facilities and infrastructures. ARA has remained a privately owned and employee-owned organisation.
Today, ARA is comprised of four complementary operating divisions – ARA Electrical, ARA Products, ARA Fire & Security and ARA Property Services. ARA has a partnership with ARA Indigenous Services. The underlying products and services of each division are:
ARA Electrical – provides industrial low voltage and high voltage installation and service
ARA Products – manufactures a range of high security products and commercial doors; distributes electronic security products
ARA Property Services – provides building maintenance and repair services, cleaning services and installation and service of air conditioning and building automation systems
ARA Indigenous Services is a majority Indigenous owned business with the ARA Group as a minority investor. ARA Indigenous Services provides cleaning services and is a conduit for all of ARA services.
For twenty-one years now, we have worked to grow the company both organically and through strategic acquisitions. We have used cash flow from operations, a continued infusion of equity from our employees and shareholders and borrowings from our banks to fund our organic growth and our acquisitions. At all times, we have made certain that we kept our balance sheet strong and limited our borrowed funds to the extent that our earnings and cash flow could support those borrowings. And, we have worked hard to pay a good return to our shareholders with fully franked dividends.
Executive Chair and Managing Director of the ARA Group
Integration of & solutions for electronic security and fire protection.
Inspection & Testing
Detection & EWIS Systems
Passive & Fire Doors
Fire suppression systems
Electronic Security Solutions
Safes, Vaults & Teller Units
Fire Fighting Systems
Pressure vessels, Relief Valves
& Mechanical Equipment
Ships Boats & davits
Lifeboats & Davits
Ship Repair &
Commercial cleaning, building services & building energy management.
Food Processing Cleaning
Waste Management & Recycling
Remedial Building Repairs
Insurance Building Repairs
24/7 Emergency Service
Exterior & Interior Design
Fit Outs of Interior Spaces
Air Conditioning & Chiller Plants
Energy Management & Metering
Electrical, high voltage, data & engineering.
High Voltage Installation & Service
Low Voltage Installation & Service
Engineering Design & Solutions
Manufacture of Switchboards