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 Fire & Security – provides installation and service of electronic security systems and fire protection systems
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.
ATM Security & Guarding
Electronic Security Solutions
Safes, Vaults & Teller Units
Inspection & Testing
Detection & EWIS Systems
Passive & Fire Doors
Commercial cleaning & building services.
Healthcare Cleaning Food
Processing Cleaning Grounds
Maintenance Waste Management & Recycling
Remedial Building Repairs
Insurance Building Repairs
24/7 Emergency Service
Exterior & Interior Design
Fit Outs of Interior Spaces
Refurbishments Multi Trade
Services Thermal Imaging
Electrical, high voltage, data & engineering.
High Voltage Services
Low Voltage Services
Distribution & manufacturing.
Photo ID Systems
High Security Doors
Physical Security Systems
Bollards, Gates and Commercial Bicycle Racks
Joinery and Lockers