The ARA Story

The ARA story began in 2001, when Edward Federman and Leo Browne strategically planned the development of a complementary network of building and facility services.

Today, we are present in more than forty locations, delivering fully integrated infrastructure and facility solutions across Australia and New Zealand. There are now over 2,000 ARA employees working across our Fire, Security, Electrical, Mechanical, Building, Property Services, Indigenous Services and Products divisions. Under the leadership of Ed Federman, our Executive Chair and Managing Director, ARA has gained recognition as an industry leader that is committed to enhancing the scale and quality of our offerings, as well as giving back to the communities in which we work and live.

 “Reflecting on ARA’s growth has affirmed our confidence in both our vision and our people. The hard work and collaborative effort of our employees is essential to providing the high level of service our customers require of us”, Edward Federman, Executive Chair and Managing Director of The ARA Group.

As we embark on our eighteenth year of operations, we reflect on the continuous growth and profitability we have achieved as a Group, as well as the meaningful projects and partnerships that we have built within our communities across Australia and New Zealand.

In 2019, we remain focused on organic growth, strategic acquisitions and  working diligently to fulfil the commitments of our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2018-2020 (Download our RAP here).

We will also continue to raise funds for the ARA Endowment Fund, in support of The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, The GO Foundation and The David Lynch Foundation, as part of our mission to build a lasting legacy of charitable support that will continue for generations to come.

We are also looking forward to embarking on our second year as the Principal Partner of both Sydney Writers’ Festival and The Monkey Baa Theatre Company and continuing our support for Sydney’s lively art sector.

Contact ARA today to discuss your project requirements, or visit the ARA Group website to learn more. 

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