About Us

As civil engineers with a combined 40+ years in the industry, Glen O’Brien and Sam Turnbull saw an opportunity to enter into the electrical industry. Having worked together at Abigroup and Tenix across varying projects around Australia and eager to run their own business, in 2012, O’Brien and Turnbull, founded Bedrule Pty Ltd. Trading as Australian High Voltage, they purchased Tirawley Pty Ltd. in 2013, an Accredited Service Provider (ASP) Level 1 contractor, that had been delivering services to the electrical infrastructure sector across greater Sydney, since 1997.
TOBCO was announced in November 2016 as Australian Financial Review’s 3rd fastest growing company in Australia, with 261.8% year on year revenue growth.Australian Financial Review
Australian High Voltage (AHV), now ASP Level 1 and Level 2 for the NSW Electricity Distribution Network with Ausgrid, Endavour Energy and Essential Energy, carried out work for Contractors, Developers, Councils and Authorities. The work carried out included but was not limited to, installation of new HV and LV networks, relocating existing networks, street lighting and substation installations and carrying out overhead line works.

In 2014, Bedrule Pty Ltd began trading as TOBCO, Turnbull O’Brien Contracting, a name change to better describe the business. After close to 3 years of successful contracts with quality clients in the electrical construction industry and clients continually requesting help across broader areas of civil work, a new civil division was added. As a hands-on contractor, the civil construction work complimented the already existing electrical infrastructure work being carried out by the previous AHV side of the business. TOBCO undertakes small to medium sized projects up to $20M in value, with particular expertise in concrete structures and earthworks after years of previous experience in major civil contracting roles.

TOBCO specialises in civil and electrical infrastructure and holds ISO9001:2016, ISO14001:2016, ISO18001:2016 and AS4801:2001 accreditations. TOBCO was announced in November 2016 as BRW’s 3rd fastest growing company in Australia, with 261.8% year on year revenue growth. An outstanding achievement for a business that started out with just two owners to now employing over 80 staff. The future looks bright for TOBCO, with the recent entry into Off The Grid power generation to further enhance their offering, again at the request of new and existing clients and seeing industry demand.

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Sam Turnbull

Managing Director

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Glen O’Brien

Managing Director