WHO WE ARE
Maintaining your valuable assets
Kennedys Group is a complete construction and trade services provider, offering a convenient single point of contact for all your construction, plumbing, electrical, asbestos and metal fabrication needs throughout Victoria.
In operation since 1976, we provide exceptional solutions and service and have a proud history of delivering quality work to our clients.
A recognised industry leader with proven experience, you can trust Kennedys to provide you with the right solution for your requirements.
Building, inside and out
Construction and Interiors & Fitout divisions combine our commercial and industrial trades capabilities, and our local and global construction experience.
Our workforce – from our Directors, to our on-site tradespeople – are highly skilled in their trades and in project management. Our multidisciplinary divisions work closely together to deliver the best in every build.
We fuse our collective knowledge with an energy for innovation, so each build inherits the best of the past, and the future.
Our People are our power
From a ‘team of one’ in 1976, to a team of over 180 in 2023, our workforce has built an outstanding reputation for reliability, prompt service and industry leadership.
Every one of our talented staff is dedicated to mastery of their craft, applying the same meticulous expertise to every job – from the simplest systems, to large-scale and complex infrastructure.
Our people are supported by impeccable work health and safety policies, continued education and personal development, and encouraged to contribute their voices and actions to making Kennedys a great place to work.
Everything with Integrity
We get the job done, exactly as we promise.
We think of the long term.
Our actions result in enduring quality.
We deliver win-wins.
We know our actions leave a legacy.
We put people first
We are a team who listens, connects and delivers.
We keep each other healthy and safe.
We work better, together.
We celebrate diversity.
We believe happiness is a KPI.
Our Divisions are United
We cross-pollinate our skills and perspectives.
We go farther, together.
Our multi-disciplines make us stronger.
We can solve any challenge.
We bring our best to every project.
...a better way.
We don’t settle for standards – we exceed them.
We innovate every day.
We commit to continuous improvement.
We’re empowered to find a better way.
Through actions big or small, we create a better future.
Great people doing great things.
At Kennedys, we believe strongly in giving back.
Community support is a part of our team culture that has been instilled in the business from the beginning.
– Working with tradies for a better world.
Safe drinking water is precious, and much of the world is in a water crisis. In Ethiopia, a third of the population is without access to safe drinking water. In fact, 7.5 percent of the global water crisis is in Ethiopia alone.
Doing something about it
When plumber and Founder, Allan Kennedy learned about the Ethiopian water crisis from the Reece Foundation – and that Reece was able to support a plumbing install in the remote town of Hudad, Ethiopia – he jumped on the chance.
The team love an adventure – and they got it! A 12,000-kilometer flight, 8-hour drive, hiking to 3000-foot altitude, digging trenches, fitting, and meeting amazing, hardworking locals. An unforgettable experience that impacted Allan and the team as much as the town of Hudad.
The community gained access to safe water for the first time, ever. Fresh, clean water for washing hands, preparing food, taking medicine, drinking and eating are now ‘on tap’. Plumbing know-how was shared with locals, so in future, they can make repairs to the system.
Kennedys Group was built on plumbing, with a passion for bringing clean, safe water to everyone. We thank the Reece Foundation for the opportunity to do this where it was especially needed.
The Foth Hudad project
In 2017, Allan Kennedy led a small group that travelled to a remote region of the 3,200m high Hudad plateau in Ethiopia. NGO Friends of The Hudad is working to improve conditions for an isolated community of 200, focusing on education, clean water and sanitation.
FOTH built a school, and Allan’s team constructed an adjoining toilet block and helped bring fresh water to the site. Before this life-changing work was completed, the community shared its water catchment with cattle, which impacted the health of the entire community, especially the children.
The May 50k
During May 2021, Director Chris Kennedy and Craig Johnson strapped on their sneakers to participate in The May 50k raising funds for life-changing MS research through MS Research Australia and each running 50k over the course of the month.
How we ensure safety, protect the environment and sustain quality throughout the Group.