About Stowe

CAPABILITY STATEMENT

Stowe Australia is a leading electrical and communications installation and service contractor with a pre-eminent industry reputation for performance, quality and reliability.

Stowe celebrated 100 years of continual service excellence in September 2010.

The company’s origins date back to the advent of the electricity industry in Australia when Francis Bell and George T Stowe incorporated the company in 1910. The company was purchased by two senior foremen Bert Madson and Sam Bogen in 1934.

Today Stowe Australia is Australia’s leading privately owned electrical and communications contracting organisation with annual revenues of approx $450mil and currently employing over 1,500 people.

The ownership and helm of the company has been retained through three generations (80 years) of the Madson family with David Madson the current Executive Chairman and Chris Madson the current Managing Director.

Underpinning and driving the success of the company over this time are two fundamental business objectives:

“To build and maintain a satisfied customer base through superior quality service with fair dealings based on trust and respect.”

“To create long term relationships with customers, suppliers and most importantly its employees.”

HISTORY

Stowe Australia is a privately owned family Company whose history can be traced back to the advent of the electrical industry of Australia.

In the 1890’s George Stowe operated the Palace Electric Lighting Company, an electricity generating station in the centre of Sydney. In 1910 Bert Madson began work as a Francis Bell apprentice. Later he purchased the company with his partner, another ex-apprentice, from George Stowe and change the name to Stowe Electrical Pty Ltd. This commenced an unbroken family involvement which continues to the present day.

Today, our Executive Chairman David Madson (son of Bert Madson), maintains the same standards and ideals previously demanded by his peers.

In September 2004 Bert’s grandson, Chris Madson, joined the Company to add his business expertise gained in previous employment and in January 2007 Chris was appointed to the role of Managing Director and this ensures that the proud family tradition will continue in the future.

Stowe Australia recently celebrated 100 Years

MANAGEMENT

Stowe Australia’s corporate management structure:

Directors

D. R. MadsonExecutive Chairman
C. A. MadsonManaging Director
B. R. HoreDirector/Company Secretary
M.J. PawelkoDirector
S.A. GandyDirector

Stowe Executive

David MadsonExecutive Chairman
Chris MadsonManaging Director
Barry HoreChief Financial Officer / Company Secretary
Michael PawelkoChief Operating Officer
Scott GandyGeneral Manager – NSW, ACT, Ecoview
Owen DavyGeneral Manager Qld
Peter LagosGeneral Manager Victoria & Tas

HSEQ

HEALTH & SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL & QUALITY ASSURANCE

Health and Safety Policy
Stowe Australia Pty Ltd has achieved certification according to the requirements of: Australian Standard AS/NZS 4801:2001. For more details refer to SAI Global Certificate of Registration
Issued licence number: OHS 20286

Environmental Policy
Stowe Australia Pty Ltd has achieved certification according to the requirements of: Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 14001:2004. For more details refer to SAI Global Certificate of Registration
Issued licence number: CEM 22046

Quality Assurance Policy
Stowe Australia Pty Ltd has achieved certification according to the requirements of: Australian Standard AS/NZS 9001:2008. For more details refer to SAI Global Certificate of Registration
Issued licence number: QEC 4657