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Matera electrical started its business in 2003

From its beginnings in 2003, Matera Electrical started with 2 apprentices. By late 2004 Matera grew to 3 apprentices and 1 tradesman.


Matera wins first large commercial project

In 2005 Matera won its first large commercial project and by mid-2005 had grown to 25 employees.


Business continues to grow

2006 - 2007 saw a continued increase in business size by picking up new contracts. The Matera team increased to 45 employees with 10 of those being apprentices. During this time the first round of apprentices became tradesmen.


building construction site with a crane

Construction of two larger arms

By 2009 the business had two larger arms being constructed and maintenance being undertaken. Matera had grown to around 65 employees and continued to remain a stable business for the following years to come.


Matera celebrates 10 year anniversary

2013 was the 10 year anniversary of the business and saw a move into the Oil & Gas industry. Matera secured their first contract for Woodside and experienced continued stability throughout the company.


Matera continues to expand oil and gas business

During 2014 - 2017 Matera increased personnel in their Oil & Gas arm from 4 employees to 65. Currently employing approximately 110 people, Matera continue to expand out their Oil & Gas business.


Matera signs oil and gas contract extension

Matera has been awarded a new multi year contract with Woodside to continue Maintenance and Inspections at the Karratha Gas Plant.


Celebrating Success

Matera Electrical were named the Winner of the WA Small Employer of the Year 2022 for the WA Training Awards by the Western Australian Government.


20 Year Anniverary

In 2023, Matera Electrical celebrates 20 years in business! Since starting the business in 2003, Matera Electrical has grown to now over 100 employees throughout Western Australia.

Positive Social Change

As a respected Indigenous leader, Phil Matera is passionate about making a positive difference in his community through employment opportunities, apprenticeships and direct engagement with local leaders. Over 15% of our workforce is Indigenous and we are committed to seeing this number rise. We are proud to be members of organisations that support our vision, including Supply Nation and the South-West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council.

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Our Team

dean kerns

As the co-founder/owner and director of Matera, Dean specialises in the commercial and industrial markets. Dean has actively managed several high-profile projects across Australia, Africa and the UK. Dean’s dedication to upholding outstanding operational safety and quality standards has been integral to Matera’s success since opening its doors.

phil matera

Phil is the owner and founding director of Matera, launching the company in 2003. His energy, passion and expertise have helped us become the most successful indigenous electrical contracting organisation in Australia. Phil’s philosophy has always been to deliver above and beyond for his clients.