Our History

We’ve come a long way…

Established as a family business by plumber Allan Kennedy in 1976, Kennedys began as a small, family-run plumbing business servicing Melbourne and surrounds.

Year on year, through industry booms, economic busts and pandemics, we’ve adapted and thrived as major service providers in the commercial and industrial plumbing, electrical, metal fabrication and engineering, and asbestos & mould remediation spaces.

We’ve achieved this solid growth by providing service you can count on, and delivering with integrity, always.

The beginning…

Backed by history. Future focused.

Still a family held business, sons Chris and Shannon Kennedy have taken the reins as Directors.

In 2021, along with third Director, Richard MacDonald, and a cross-disciplinary trades Management team, they’ve expanded the Kennedys Group offering to 6 major divisions.

Together, these divisions provide full-scope solutions, tailored to your needs.

Allan Kennedys founds Kennedy Plumbing
allan kennedy in kennedys plumbing ute

Allan Kennedy, the founding Director of Kennedy Plumbing, commenced trading in 1976 as a sole trader in the backyard of his parents’ home in Williamstown.

Like father, like sons
shannon as a child on the tools

Shannon Kennedy on the tools, at home in Williamstown, aged 6-7.

Asbestos services launch
Kennedys Group Asbestos & Environmental Division

The Asbestos removal activities commenced in 1985, expanding to include Environmental Management in 2014.

Geelong workshop opens
frame of geelong workshop in construction

In 1997 our Geelong workshop commenced trading under Allan’s leadership. Geelong developed concurrently with the Williamstown workshop, resulting in an expansion of capabilities and resources.

Moved into Williamstown Branch
group of tradesmen in Williamstown

A quick photo of the team 3 years after we moved to Southey St Williamstown

kennedys group sitework 2005

Working on site in 2005

Electrical services launch
electricians installing electrical pole roadside

In 2014, the Kennedys expanded to include Electrical Services to support clients’ industrial maintenance needs further and offer a convenient one-stop solution for trade services.

Metal Fabrication & Engineering services launch
Metal Fabrication & Engineering services launch

In 2017, the Kennedy Group again expanded to include Metal Fabrication and Engineering services.

Construction and Interiors & Fitout Divisions launch
Chris Kennedy Richard MacDonald Shannon Kennedy

Today, Kennedys Group is one of Victoria’s leading industrial maintenance providers. A recognised industry leader, our business is still grounded in strong family values and led by Allan’s sons, Directors Shannon and Chris Kennedy. Alongside Managing Director, Richard MacDonald.

Celebrating 43 years with Rick Slevison – “The Golden Spanner”
Rick Slevison with wheelbarrow

Rick Slevison is our longest standing employee, approaching his 43rd year of service. He has watched the business start from scratch under the guidance of founder, Allan Kennedy. He has seen the business grow, diversify and transform into the Group…Read More

…to Today.

From humble beginnings, we’ve developed into a large multi-disciplinary trades and construction company to build a better, healthier and happier Victoria.

See how we work…

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Our Divisions

Trades services across plumbing, electrical, metal, asbestos and mould removal, and Construction services.

Chris Kennedy Richard MacDonald Shannon Kennedy

Our People

Meet the leadership team who drive Kennedys Group to deliver the best, day in and day out.

Our Approach

How we ensure safety, protect the environment and sustain quality throughout the Group.