About Connect Services

Connect Services is a Brisbane-based Electrical Contractor group, providing electrical services for a variety of project sizes for local and national clients. Our primary business is providing electrical services for medium to large scale projects by utilising our specialised Construction and Projects Team; and our Client Services Team are the experts in small to medium size projects, state and national rollouts.

Why we’re different

Everything we do is aimed at improving the way your business and premises operate. We are committed to helping you become more successful through increased efficiency and lower cost, which will go a long way towards improving your life and in turn, the lives of the people around you.

We do this by making you the centre of what we do. We differentiate ourselves from the multitude of other contractors by offering end-to-end solutions and not calling ‘tools down’ until we have resolved all your electrical related issues. Our promise of quality and excellence in customer delivery is matched only by our commitment to continued innovation and training, to ensure your experience is at the core of what we do.

Our continued growth is due to the combined expertise of our people. Our experienced personnel are the cornerstone of the business and they are committed to delivering all our activities with an uncompromising approach to safety.

How we’re different

We provide a 24-hour service to the commercial, industrial and construction industries, providing rapid and efficient electrical services including alterations, additions, breakdown support and preventative maintenance. And we still take care of local, domestic clients whenever possible.

We’ve grown a lot, but we still care

Connect Services offers the unique combination of management and supervision from Tier 1 contractors combined with the personalised interaction and delivery strategy you would expect from a local contracting business.

Our Team

Richard Seccombe

Richard is the owner and managing director of Connect Services and has been successful in business for over the past 16 years. Richard is dedicated to time-effective and cost-efficient outcomes which surpass client expectations, and is focused on building trust-based, long-term relationships with those clients. This has seen Connect Services develop from a one-man Electrical Contractor into a commercially successful business, which has been responsible for the installation of some of the world’s most advanced equipment.

While still maintaining the relationships built with clients from Connect Services’ early days of operation, Richard is constantly driving his company to improve and grow.

Richard’s insistence that Connect Services consistently strives for best practices has seen the company qualify for ISO 9001, AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 14001.

Garth Elliott

connect-services-electrical-contractor-garth-elliottGarth has been involved in all facets of the electrical contracting business for over 16 years. Initially engaged in the specialised services sector involving High Voltage installation and maintenance, Garth has a unique understanding of both the contracting and services sectors. Having been responsible for projects on APLNG worth 26 million dollars, this knowledge is demonstrated across all sectors.

Having a safety first culture and the capacity to work to achieve solutions with his clients has led to his development as an effective manager with a Tier 1 contracting background. This awareness of the critical need to ensure client outcomes are met with the highest safety and quality systems makes Garth a valuable addition to the Connect Services leadership team.

The philosophy of localised intimate delivery built on the back of open and honest relationships delivered ensuring all parties are protected is the philosophy Connect will guarantee to its clients.

Nigel Malcolm

connect-services-electrical-contractor-nigel-malcolmNigel has gained experience hands on from the early days of the initial build with Optus Communications and has honed his skills to deliver cost effective projects on time with the benefit of 25 years of experience across all facets of Communications Projects. His focus and success stems from clear communication with clients to understand their requirements and adjust to meet standard requirements and future proof networks with little fuss or variation to scope. Nigel has experience in telecommunications, turnkey installations, commercial installations and industrial Installations.


Todd Hiley

connect-services-electrical-contractor-todd-hileyTodd has been involved in the electrical industry for over 12 years and has steadily progressed through the ranks into Tier 1 contracting. He has a broad knowledge of the industry having worked on commercial, education, and health projects from thousands through to tens of millions of dollars. Recently, Todd has successfully completed the electrical rough-in portion of the works on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. He has a strong focus on clients and growing relationships within the industry to help businesses succeed and continue to grow. He has a strong knowledge of good project management practice and procedures, while always keeping safety front of mind.


Garry Starr

connect-services-electrical-contractor-garry-starrIn the 40 years of working in the electrical industry Garry has gained a wide knowledge in a variety of fields. His electrical career began in general wiring and then progressed into the data communications and security alarm industries. He specialises in data communications design of fibre optic and UTP networks, also tendering and final project management of those works. In the last five years of his career he has focussed on project management, project scheduling and estimating medium to large construction projects.