A.G. Coombs Celebrates 75 Years: 1945 – 2020

October 14, 2020

For 75 years, A.G. Coombs has been Bringing Buildings to Life, providing specialist building services to Australia’s buildings. On 14th October 2020, founder Allan George Coombs would have turned 100 years old.

Headquartered in Melbourne, A.G. Coombs was established by Allan Coombs in August 1945. The first big break came with the installation of plumbing at the 1956 Olympic Village, followed in the sixties with the air conditioning and mechanical services at the then-new Royal Children’s Hospital complex in Melbourne – at the time Australia’s largest mechanical services contract.

Allan Coombs played a leading role in the establishment of industry standards and trade-based training for the industry, and the founding of the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association. He was recognised for his contribution to the industry with an Order of Australia (AM) in the 1979 New Year’s Honours List.

For more on A.G. Coombs history please see here.

With its reputation for technical excellence, A.G. Coombs has gone on to design, install, maintain and operate building services in prominent facilities throughout Australia.

Today A.G. Coombs is playing a leading role in industry development; prominent in the digitisation of the design, delivery and maintenance of buildings, the shift to modular off-site construction and in asset management and use of analytics in the operation of facilities – lifting productivity, improving health and safety and reducing environmental impacts.

Visit the A.G. Coombs 75 Years page.

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