Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) March 19, 2009
Bean Media Group, publishers of the impressive series of publications entitled 'Australia's Best', have confirmed that the industry-leading building and construction company, AE Smith, have been awarded a place in their most recent edition. The editorial feature that went to press won the prestigious Australia's Best Award.
From its humble beginnings in 1898 as a one man plumbing business in Richmond, founder Albert Edward Smith set in motion an industry-leading company that would become one of Australia's most successful family-owned businesses.
The growth of AE Smith into a formidable mechanical services company, with nine offices around the country, 600 employees and intrinsic involvement in Australia's built environment, has been anchored around a combination of family values and an innovative vision for the future. AE Smith's impressive success story is traced through four generations and hundreds of talented men and women who have worked with the company.
Originally the company's business success was due to the huge demand for plumbing services during Melbourne's settlement boom. Bert Smith, who was handed the business by his father and founder of the company, Albert, had a vision of broadening AE Smith's services to include mechanical services for heating, cooling and ventilation, which saw the business take on larger projects in Melbourne. This passion for expansion was shared by the founder's grandson, Barry Smith who took over the reins in 1953. Under his leadership, AE Smith opened offices throughout the country and added further landmark projects to the company's portfolio.
This latest award from Bean Media Group will do much to enhance the glowing reputation of AE Smith - the editorial feature can be downloaded here: http://beanmedia.com.au/profiles/AE%20Smith.pdf.
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