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Air Conditioning, Electrical Services & Fire Safety in North Queensland

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Cairns Cooling, Electrical & Fire Experts

Your Air Con Experts - Servicing Port Douglas, Cairns & Far North Queensland

Alphacool—with its locations in Port Douglas and Cairns—is a locally-owned and operated air conditioning solutions provider. We design, install, repair and maintain air conditioning for residential and commercial customers throughout North Queensland.

We also deliver a full range of refrigeration, electrical, and fire safety services. Our extensive geographical reach means we can use local resources and keep a tight lid on the cost of travel and deliveries. We routinely pass these significant savings onto the end client, ensuring that we are always at the forefront when it comes to competitive pricing. Our specialties include:

Key Management Personnel

Having an infrastructure of highly-skilled professionals and suppliers has been paramount when supporting extensive development plans for our clients.

Our large demographical spread allows us to regularly use local resources, keeping the cost of travel and deliveries at a minimum.

 

These significant savings are routinely passed onto the end client, ensuring we remain competitive.

Our strategic planning, design and administration support operates from our head office in Cairns, where we have a core team that supports site based teams and all admin and procurement.

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Martyn Wittebol
Marty Wittebol
Director

Marty has been working in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries since he attained his trade qualifications in 1992. With extensive technical knowledge and almost 3 decades experience in trade and management roles, Marty was well-placed to found Alphacool in 2010.

Prior to starting his own business, Marty worked as the North Queensland Regional Manager for 13 years for a major multi-national company. It was during this period that he recognised a growing demand in the region for expert technical advice and quality products, coupled with exceptional customer service – the philosophy on which Alphacool was formed.

Experience and Qualifications include

Role/s within the company
– Sales, Account Manager, Manager, Director

Years of experience
– 30 years HVAC-R / Management Experience

Qualifications / Certificates
Trade qualified HVAC-R
Certificate 4 OH&S
Certificate 4 Management
Arctick Handling License
Restricted Electrical License
First Aid
CPR / LVR
QBCC Supervisor License
Elgas Handling of Natural Gas
Construction white card
Working at Heights

Clint Hastie
Clint Hastie
Director

Clint joined Marty shortly after Marty founded the business. Clint is a director of Alphacool and the Port Douglas manager, who brings with him more than 22 years of experience in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries. He is a trade-qualified technician and worked and ran the Port Douglas business for a national air conditioning company for 13 years prior to joining Alphacool.

Experience and Qualifications include

Role/s within the company
– Sales, Account Manager, Branch Manager, Director

Years of experience
– 22 years HVAC-R Experience

Qualifications / Certificates
Trade qualified HVAC-R
Arctick Handling License
Restricted Electrical License
First Aid
CPR / LVR
QBCC Supervisor License
Elgas Handling of Natural Gas
Construction white card
Working at Heights

Bryan McManus
Bryan McManus
General Manager

Bryan has been working in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries since he moved to Cairns in 2004.

With extensive experience in sales and marketing and several successful roles as State and General Manager with a number of multi-national companies Bryan also ran his own successful communications business in Darwin.

Bryan has been with Alphacool since May 2013 and is the General Manager for all three divisions in both Cairns and Port Douglas. Bryan shares the Alphacool methodology where solid and correct technical advice and quality products, coupled with exceptional customer service – the philosophy on which Alphacool was formed.

Experience and Qualifications include

Role/s within the company
– Sales, Account / Business Manager, General Manager

Years of experience
– 30 years Sales / Management Experience

Darren Mackedie
Darren Mackedie
Service Supervisor

Darren is a trade-qualified refrigeration technician with more than 15 years of experience in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Darren has experience with a wide range of HVAC and refrigeration plant and ventilation systems and is skilled in both commercial, industrial, domestic, and remote environments. He has extensive hands-on experience working on the tools, estimating and managing projects, both for multi-national companies, as well as his own successful company. Darren has exceptional people skills with an ability to manage small, large, and complex agreements while ensuring staff adhere to Alphacool’s rigorous performance standards. Darren was born and bred in Mareeba and now resides in Cairns. He enjoys going bush camping, 4-wheel driving, and fishing and can’t wait for his kids to become old enough to teach them his bushman skills.

Joey Morrison
Joey Morrison
Electrical Supervisor

Joey has worked in the electrical industry since early 2000 where he started as an industrial electrician. Since completing his qualification he has broadened his knowledge of the trade working in various facets including domestic and commercial construction, Industrial and hazardous area maintenance, fire services and general electrical maintenance and installations.

Joining Alphacool in 2015 as the electrical contractor nominee he has helped shape an important part of the company’s electrical division that now employs 15 full time electricians and apprentices.

Experience and Qualifications include

Role/s within the company
– Electrical Supervisor

Years of experience
– 20 years Electrical and Supervisorial Experience

Qualifications / Certificates
Qualified Electrical Fitter Mechanic
Electrical Contractor Licence Technical Nominee
B Class Asbestos License Nominee
First Aid
CPR / LVR
Construction white card
Working at Heights

Phil Fenton
Phil Fenton
Cairns HVAC Service Supervisor / WHO Advisor

Phil been involved with the Construction industry since leaving school in 2005. At first in the hands-on role of labourer, but overtime obtaining himself and apprenticeship and thrived in the new technical world of HVAC -R. With an ever growing and extensive technical and procedural knowledge over a decade experience in trade and supervisor roles.

Prior to joining the Alphacool team, Phil had spent a number of years working in a local ship repair yard, again working his way up from the working on the tools ,to a role in Project Management, these projects gave Phil invaluable knowledge an insight as to how to manage his and others time and skillsets effectively. Under Phil’s management a vessel was never delivered late or with outstanding defects. A fact he still boasts about today.

Experience and Qualifications include

Role/s within the company
– Service Supervisor & Workplace Health and Safety Advisor

Years of experience
– 10 years HVAC-R Experience

Qualifications / Certificates
Trade qualified HVAC-R
Certificate IV WH&S
Construction white card
Working at Heights
Confined Space entry

Jason Courtney
Jason Courtney
Fire Division Supervisor

Jason Courtney has been involved in the fire service industry for more than 14 years and comes to Alphacool with experience in all aspects of fire safety, from commercial to domestic to marine and remote locations. He has worked for multi-national and local fire companies and comes to us, bringing expert product knowledge and exceptional customer service skills. Jason has always been a hands-on worker and loves being out in the field, helping clients out on any fire-related tasks. Being a Cairns born and bred local. you might even know him. If he’s not racing speedway bikes, fishing, or hunting, he ’ll be slaving away as usual, keeping on top of everything. With extensive technical knowledge of the requirements to keep your business compliant and with a can-do attitude, Jason will go extra lengths required to keep you happy.

Experience and Qualifications include

Role/s within the company
– Fire Service Supervisor

Years of experience
– 15 years as a Service Technician and Supervisor

Qualifications / Certificates
Completed cert II in Fire protection asset maintenance
Completed business and management course
First aid certificate
Working at Heights certificate
White card
Certificate in business and office fundamentals
QBCC supervises license
QBCC license in portable fire equipment including hose reels
QBCC license in emergency lighting and exit lighting
QBCC license for fire detection alarms and warning systems.
QBCC license and special hazard suppression system
QBCC license for passive fire including fire doors.
Certificate in R102 suppression systems
Certificate for stat-X Fire suppression systems
Certificate for Pyrogen fire suppression systems
Certificate for a Loss of Pressure and Pressure to operate vehicle suppression systems.
Certified for installation of Brooks smoke alarms
EWP license
Restricted electrical license

Jo Banks
Jo Banks
Administration Supervisor

Jo is a highly-skilled administration team leader, who draws on her 18-year career in the banking industry. She has worked for 2 of the 4 major banks, and also ran her own business in the air conditioning industry for 8 years.

Jo joined Alphacool almost 2 years ago and brings with her a high level of expertise in business management and customer service, making her a valuable member of the team.

Jo was born and bred in Cairns, but left to pursue her career before happily returning to raise her own family in the Far North, 15 years ago.

Licenses

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ARCtick
AU30060

QBCC
1236414

ECL
76987