Whilst only established in 2009, Genus has leveraged long term relationships and industry
experience accumulated over 65+ years of family contracting history in powerlines.

  • 1950

    1950's

    Wilford Riches

    Riches Contracting
    • Completed Shire of Wagin, Upgrade Project converting from DC to AC
    • Original Perth Airport lighting works & control tower electricals
    • CBH Original electrical works at Katanning & Wagin
  • 1974

    1974

    Kim Riches

    York Electrical
    • Completed Ledge Power Station
    • Completed contract and maintenance works in more than 200 remote Aboriginal communities on behalf of Village Power & Country Undertakings for SEC/Western Power
  • 2005

    2005

    Riches & Sons (Kim & Matt Riches)

    Outback Power
    • Had vendorship with Western Power
    • Completed Power Station Upgrades for Department of Housing & Works
    • Completed HV & LV Distribution works in remote Aboriginal Communities for KRSP
    • Business acquired by Jemena (SPI Ausnet) in 2008
  • 2009

    2009

    David Riches

    Started Powerlines Plus
  • 2017

    2017

    David Riches

    • Acquired Complete Cabling
    • Established Proton Power
    • Genus Group formed and Board appointed
  • 2018

    2018

    David Riches

    • Acquired Diamonds business from Ausdrill
    • Consolidated Diamonds and Complete Cabling
  • 2019

    2019

    David Riches

    • Acquired Burton (QLD)
    • Acquired KEC businesses (now part of Powerlines Plus)
    • Acquired ECM
  • 2020

    2020

    David Riches

    Acquired Picton Power Lines

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Call us on + 61 8 9390 6999 to discuss your next project.

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