Proud history. Bright future.
Established in 1932, McKnights has been a premier provider of electrical services for nearly 80 years.
The company was founded in Ballarat by William McKnight, at a time when electricity was being rolled out across the region. McKnights installed electrical wiring in homes and businesses, connecting them to the new grid, and to a new future. We’re still servicing some of those same homes and businesses today.
Our clients have grown, and we’ve grown with them. Today, McKnights services business and homes across the nation, including leading Australian organisations such as Bunnings, Boral, Harvey Norman, Fairfax, Australian Submarine Corporation and IKEA.
The company is now headed up by Wes McKnight, grandson of William and third generation owner and manager of McKnights. And while our traditional values of quality, service and safety still underpin every aspect of our operations, McKnights is very much at the forefront of electrical technology.
We’ve evolved with every technological change in the last century, from the birth of power connection in Australia, to renewable energy, wireless connectivity, and automation technology.
We’re committed to developing a long term relationship with our customers. Our focus on continuous improvement and exceptional customer service means that we can offer true confidence and peace of mind to each and every one of our clients.
Safety + Awards
At McKnights, safety is paramount. We apply rigorous quality and safety standards to every job, as well as adhering to the safety practices and procedures of all of our clients.
As the former President of NECA Victoria, McKnights’ Managing Director, Wes McKnight, is dedicated to supporting and promoting excellence in Australia’s electrical industry.
All of our electricians are highly skilled, certified tradespeople. We also employ apprentices as part of our commitment to staff career development, and to strengthening the future of the electrical trade.
Our pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our work has earned McKnights considerable recognition in the electrical industry. McKnights has been awarded a Certificate of Commendation at the NECA Victoria 2010 Excellence Awards and received the NECA Award of Excellence in 1993. Five of our apprentices have won the NECA Apprentice of the Year Award.