Celebrating 116 Years Service
Established in 1898 as a one man plumbing business in Richmond, Victoria, founder Albert Edward Smith set in motion an industry leading company that would become one of Australia’s largest and most successful family owned businesses.
The huge demand for plumbing services during Melbourne’s settlement boom at the turn of the century meant AE Smith could hand the business on to his son, Albert Edward Smith Junior. Over the next 40 years, AE Smith Junior broadened delivery 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 became Managing Director in 1964. Under Barry’s leadership, AE Smith opened offices throughout the country.