From residential to commercial to industrial to mixed-use and even luxury private homes, Orion Mechanical Services continues to be the reliable, dependable, organised and innovative HVAC specialist for delivering top-end heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) solutions.
Since 1999, our track record in delivering high quality, high-finish results that fit with end-user specifications and expectations - and, importantly, come in ‘on time and on budget’ - has led to a high percentage of repeat business. It’s why we continue to enjoy strong relationships with many of Australia’s busiest and pre-eminent developers, architects and builders who consistently use Orion Mechanical Services as their preferred HVAC solution provider.
Justin Philips - Founder and Managing Director
B.Build, B.Sc (Hons)
Justin has over 20 years’ experience in the Australian building and construction sector, specialising in HVAC contract services for over 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Building/Science (Honours) from the University of NSW and AIRAH Graduate Certificate in Air Conditioning as well as NSW TAFE Course No.0429 certification and is a member of a number of key industry associations.
Justin established Orion Mechanical Services in 1999 after identifying a need for - and a desire to create and grow - a well-funded, experienced and professionally-managed specialist air conditioning business. This followed his previous seven years’ project management experience in both air conditioning and concrete construction.
Justin’s personal, hands-on methodology and attention to process and detail on every project Orion undertakes is a core reason for much of the company’s repeat business. He is continually seeking to design and install more innovative, energy efficient and cost effective air conditioning and ventilation solutions to meet the ever-evolving demands of the industry, the community and the environment.
Louise Thurgood – Co-Founder
B.A, B.Econ (Hons), MBA
Having co-founded Orion Mechanical Services in 1999, Louise brings over 19 years’ experience across a range of senior management roles in the finance industry to the company.
Louise has executive group treasury function expertise in the corporate banking sector, has managed specialized teams and has built and managed risk and liquidity platforms. More recently, she has advised ASX-listed companies on the establishment of appropriate risk structures and guidelines.
Louise has a Bachelor of Arts and Economics (Honours) from the University of NSW, an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and and has completed the Company Directors Course at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She also currently sits on several boards, including Clearview Life Insurance and the Moorebank Company, where she is a member of the Risk and Audit Committee, as well as a portfolio of not-for-profit board positions.
Louise plays a key role in ensuring that Orion Mechanical Services is structured and financed to manage the rapid growth in demand for its services.