RIC Electrics: A powerful regional success story
Riverina Industrial Controls or RIC Electrics was founded in Wagga Wagga in 1979 by electricians Colin and Bruce Duff. Today, the brothers’ fledgling two-man business has grown to become one of Australia’s leading regional electrical services companies. On their retirement in 2017, Colin and Bruce Duff handed over the reins of the company to an experienced team that includes Andrew Dwyer, Adrian Burton, Jason Thomson, Matt DeMarco, Kurt Pideski and Mitchell Bowen. Together, they boast an extensive experience in all facets of the electrical services industry.
All Types of Work
RIC Electrics undertakes electrical contracting work of every type – ranging from household electrical repairs and installations to multi-million dollar turnkey electrical projects – while our mobile teams are on call around the clock to support customers requiring urgent electrical repairs, service or maintenance.
A One-Stop Shop
RIC Electrics specialises in a complete one-stop service. We can manage large or small projects from concept to completion with a seamless combination of award-winning design, energy-efficient engineering, and cost-effective installation and support services.
Six Divisions of Service
Where possible, we rely solely on the resources of our six service divisions:
That means your project is always completed on time and on budget.
Some things haven’t changed in 40 years…
What haven’t changed over the years are the values the Duff brothers stamped on their company.
RIC Electrics’ takes pride in delivering value for money and quality workmanship on every job we undertake.
Whether you own a residence or a large corporation, we ask ourselves the same questions: How can we achieve the very best result for you? How can we save you money now and help you to lower your future energy bills?
We apply these same country-bred values to every job for every customer. They’re part of the reason why RIC Electrics wins industry and business awards year after year.
Our people are the key to our success
RIC Electrics’ success is also due to its people: Our electricians, designers, engineers and project managers bring together more than 100 years of industry knowledge. The company has an annual turnover of $5m- $10m and employs as many as 65 staff, making it one of the Riverina’s largest private sector employers.
RIC Electrics’ has an impressive track record of successfully completing public and private sector projects throughout the Riverina and across regional NSW and Northern Victoria, as well as in Asia.
Some of our notable projects include:
Wagga Marketplace 2016, Kooringal Mall Upgrade 2014, CJD Jeep Showroom 2015, Australian Post Woden 2017, Grill’d Wagga 2017
The Mill Residential/Commercial Development (2016), International Hotel Wagga (2013), Young Federation Motel (2015).
Wagga Courthouse Redevelopment (2016), Single Living and Accommodation Precinct Kapooka, Wagga RAAF and Bandiana Project (2013), Riverina TAFE Energy Management System (2011), Wagga Police Station (2008), CSU Early Learning Centre (2014).
Auscott Cotton Gin (2015), Southern Cotton Gin (2012), Caleen Silo Storage and Rail Out-loading Facility (2017), Cootamundra Oil Seeds (2015), Young Abattoir ()2014).
Tomingley Gold Crushing Plant (2014), Talbragar Motor Control Centre Switchboard (2017/18), Karratha Motor Control Centre Container (2010).
CSB Pathology and Overnight Stay (2017/18), Calvary Hospital CCTV and Security (2017/18), Calvary Hospital Body Protect Upgrade (2017/18), Wagga Renal Dialysis (2015).
Forest Centre (2017/18), Remembrance Village Refurbishment (2012).
Mt Austin High School upgrade (2017), Wagga High Schools Trade Training Centres (2012), Tumut Public School (2010).
Wellington Correctional Upgrade (2017), Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre Upgrade Junee Jail (2014), Womens’ Cells (2013).
WATER/SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANTS
Albury Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Upgrade (2017), Nundle WTP (2017), Ashford WTP (2016), Walgett WTP (2015), Batlow Sewerage Plant (2012).
Wellington Correctional Communications (2017), Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation Canberra (2017/18), Wagga Base Hospital Communications (2016), Albury Tax Office (2014).
Far too numerous to count!
RIC Electrics' Board of Directors
Highly experienced, hands-on team at the top
On their retirement in 2017, Colin and Bruce Duff handed over the reins of the company to an experienced team. Boasting extensive experience in all facets of the electrical services industry, RIC Electrics’ Board of Directors includes:
Andrew began his career with RIC Electrics as an apprentice in 1997, progressing through the company’s ranks as a service electrician, Service Division Manager, foreman, and project manager. Appointed Managing Director in 2016, he has overseen several large industrial and commercial projects. Andrew has a passion for redesigning electrical systems to reduce installation cost while achieving equal or better outcomes for clients. Outside work, his other loves include sport – particularly AFL, cricket and fishing – and spending time outdoors with his family.
As Teledata Manager, Jason is RIC Electrics’ telecommunications, electronic fire detection and security systems specialist. With more than 20 years’ project management experience, Jason’s hands-on role sees him overseeing a diverse range of turnkey residential, commercial and industrial projects, ranging from the design, installation, testing and commissioning of copper and optical fibre telecommunications systems, to electronic fire detection and security installation. He also co-ordinates RIC Electrics’ many fire system maintenance and service contracts. While protecting property from theft and vandalism is important, Jason knows lives can depend on clients having a reliable fire detection or security system. “All of our knowledge and experience goes into every project – big or small,” Jason said. “It’s one reason why we have so many long-term clients.” On weekends, Jason enjoys playing golf, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.
Adrian is RIC Electrics’ specialist in water and sewage treatment plants, having been involved in the electrical design, construction, PLC-SCADA programming and commissioning of over 10 regional water treatment plants of all shapes and sizes over the past two decades. Since beginning his electrical apprenticeship with RIC Electrics in 1989, Adrian has added a broad list of trade certificates to his CV. Adrian has been a Director of the company since 2011 and leads the Technical Services Division. When not immersed in his work, you might find Adrian enjoying the great outdoors, indulging his love of camping or bike riding.
Kurt is RIC Electrics’ Technical Services Division manager, specialising in controls project management and design for HVAC, grain handling, water and sewage treatment plants, and hazardous area installations. Like several of his fellow Directors, Kurt began his electrical apprenticeship with RIC Electrics and in the decade since has added numerous skills to his resume. Kurt's passion lies in using the latest technologies to deliver reliable electrical systems that deliver real operational benefits and give our industry clients a competitive edge. On weekends, he likes to swap his tools for his golf clubs or fishing tackle.
With over 10 years’ accountancy experience, Mitchell graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 2013. As Finance and Administration Manager, Mitchell is an integral part of RIC Electrics’ management team, becoming a Company Director in 2018. He relishes his role of helping the company grow by bringing talented electrical tradesmen into its ranks, as well as fostering long-term, professional relationships with our clients. Of a weekend, you’ll likely find him chasing a golf ball around a paddock or drowning worms in the ‘bidgee’.
Matt De Marco
One of RIC Electrics’ newest company Directors, Matt began his career as an apprentice with the company in 2004. After rising through the ranks as a service electrician, Service Division Manager, foreman, and project manager, Matt now oversees large-scale commercial and industrial developments. He knows that for our business clients, reducing electrical infrastructure costs is critical. And, not only by finding savings in the design and construction phases, but also by ensuring energy overheads stay as low as possible in the future. “Our goal for every client is to produce design solutions that don’t just meet their expectations, but exceed them,” Matt said. On weekends you’ll find Matt enjoying motorsport, watching AFL or trolling a dam for a nice-sized trout.
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