Freedom FM is the largest provider of public housing maintenance services (Head Contractor) in Victoria. The company is owned and managed by Xavier and James Egan who have been involved in public housing maintenance for over 30 years, firstly as single trade contractors (both brothers are plumbers by trade) and then Head Contractors.
Freedom FM operate from the Seaford Head Office and also have offices in Ballarat, Bendigo, Geelong, Morwell, Sale, Shepparton, Wangaratta and Wodonga from where regional Housing contracts are managed and satellite factories in Bairnsdale and Echuca.
Freedom FM are, essentially, a family company. Xavier’s two sons are plumbers who are involved in the Ballarat, Geelong and Dandenong contracts and most of the extended family are (or have been) involved in the running of the business over many years. Many of our staff have family members also working with the business, family values and culture are the core of the business.
Heading up the day to day activities of Freedom Facilities Management is Troy Pratt, a qualified Tradesperson who started working with James and Xavier 25 years ago, completing his apprenticeship, then managing the business Projects Division during his career with the business.
All of our Contract Managers have either done apprenticeships with the company or have been tradesman or administrators who have been promoted through the ranks to become senior, valued contributors to the company’s success. We work hard to promote from within and it is quite common for staff to ‘retire’ from our business having had a long and successful employment with Freedom FM. We also work to have a ‘flexible’ workforce, with our large staff base spread over 11 different locations – all staff (Management, Administration and Trades) have the opportunity to work in other contractual areas should the need arise – truly working as ‘one team’.
Safety is our highest priority – we have a full time highly qualified OH&S Manager who consistently reviews our internal and subcontractor processes and procedures to ensure we remain vigilant and on track keeping our people safe. Be Sure, Be Safe.
Xavier and James are proud of the culture that thrives within the company and have a deep affinity with the staff and the loyal group of subcontract companies who are integral to the ongoing development of the company. The turnover of staff and subcontractors is minimal, which is a reflection of the reciprocal nature of the Head Contractor role.