Sturdie Trade Services was founded by Matt Smith and Tim Roehl in 2006. Since then, the wholly Australian-owned organisation has achieved substantial organic growth and is now an award-winning, multi-disciplined service provider throughout Australia.
Our Team is extensive and highly skilled.
One of the Sturdie founders, Matt works in partnership with the whole team to make sure we deliver on our promises to the two most important groups of people at Sturdie; our clients and our staff. His passion for the business is infectious, and if he’s not in the office you’ll probably find him supporting his boys at the local footy club.
As National Operations Manager, Ian is there to make things happen. With a passion for the industry, a contagious laugh, and an eye for detail like few others in the sector, he's our go-to guy for establishing and maintaining systems, and coming up with strategies and procedures to ensure efficient and smooth operations at all times.
Responsible for calculating, preparing and submitting tenders, and identifying the ‘best fit’ for technical and customer specifications, Michael has an amazing knack for visualising the scope of a project in his head, and then coming up with all the right numbers. He’s efficient, hard-working and reliable – just like his beloved Chevy.
Hayden’s in charge of keeping our strategic direction on track. He works closely with all the teams across Australia to make sure that we do what we say, and we say what we’ll do. His passion for IT and all things hi-tech sees him constantly looking out for new-fangled gadgets and technology to help solve our customers’ problems.
Sharon has been a huge part of the team for quite a while now, and while her job spec says one thing, her passion and value to the business go well beyond this. She does a great job of making the administrative operations of Sturdie run smoothly and seamlessly, and to be honest, we're not sure how she does it.
Wayne’s the key link between Sturdie and our current and potential clients. He has a genuine love for meeting new people, getting to know businesses, building professional relationships and finding solutions for client problems. It’s why you’ll always find him chatting to someone, having a laugh and working out how Sturdie can be of assistance.
Dan is involved in the management and planning of the SA division, and is always on the lookout for ways to make the team – and Sturdie in general – even better. From working to build staff capabilities, to ensuring that operations are carried out precisely, his focus and drive are unfailing.
Angelo is in charge of the management, planning and oversight of Victoria's activities and financial viability. Always chirpy and friendly, he looks after all the things that make sure everyone and everything in our Victorian division is running efficiently, safely and within the guidelines.
Adam is the technical genius behind our security projects and other specialised integrated services. Data analysis, costing, project size, attributes, complexity, tasks, materials, labour, safety, quality systems, and the special needs of customers... they’re all part of everyday life for Adam. Luckily, he has a passion for IT and for finding solutions outside the box.
Highly experienced in a variety of trades, Todd is responsible for managing, planning and overseeing national electrical projects for our blue-chip clients. From working with teams on the ground, to finding solutions and optimising resources, he’s always an incredible source of knowledge.
Starting out in the telecommunications field before moving on to the security industry, Chris has absorbed a mind-blowing amount of knowledge from years of experience. From the installation and management of small projects to mammoth undertakings, across multiple client industries, there’s not a challenge that’s beaten him.
Paul manages electrical installation projects and is in charge of making sure they’re well-managed and delivered with precision. He keeps on top of all quality and safety standards when projects are undertaken and systems are installed, and his attention to detail is second to none.
Having worked on a vast number of complex projects since he started out as a bright-eyed apprentice in 1987, Grant is one of our go-to guys when an electrical or construction problem needs unravelling. That’s not only due to his vast experience and knack for coming up with innovative solutions, but also his calm nature and ready willingness to share his knowledge as a guide and mentor to our up-and-coming technicians.
A natural team leader, Melissa’s love for work, team culture and laughter is infectious as she goes about her day-to-day role of overseeing and maintaining all reactive service and emergency work for security and CCTV systems, and making sure they comply with Sturdie’s strict financial, technological, quality and safety requirements of the organisation.