Sanjay Patel and family arrived in Australia in May 2010, soon after which he landed his first job at Windsor Caravans Somerton to wire and test newly built caravans.
In December of that same year, Patel established RR Electrical Services, through which he installed more than 6,000 smart meters in Victoria for Ausnet Services, United Energy and Jemena distribution networks. “It was a fantastic moment in my career in 2010, when I installed 384 solar panels in single day on a chook shed in Geelong with a team of just seven,” says Patel.
He then got an opportunity to work with Rio Tinto in 2012 after which he joined Bell Bay Aluminium Smelter in Tasmania. “Then in December 2014 I decided to return to Melbourne and start business again,” says Patel. The company was already established the contracts were coming in. “But I knew it was time to add few more skills to compete in the electrical industry, and so I learned solar installation and for data and telephone installations got a certificate III in telecommunication,” he says.
A different side
I believe: Sales go up and down but quality and service stay forever
What I love about Australia: It is a continent full of opportunity
What I love about India: Well, it’s incredible India, a land of incarnations, with a rich culture
Favorite hang-out in Melbourne: 90 Secondi Docklands
A must-read: The Bhagvad Gita
My advice to entrepreneurs: Honesty is the best policy
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