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 forecast annual revenues over $500mil and currently employing over 1,500 people.
The ownership of Stowe Australia has been retained through three generations (over 85 years) of the Madson Family with Bert Madson taking ownership of Stowe in 1934 and then passing ownership to his son David Madson. David’s son, Chris Madson is the current Stowe 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.”
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.
In 1979 David Madson (son of Bert Madson) began management of the business and commenced improving and expanding the already strong standards and ideals previously set 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’s corporate management structure:
HEALTH & SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL & QUALITY ASSURANCE