Emmitt Utilities is a family owned and operated company and was founded in Bendigo in 2004 by Tony Emmitt. Almost two decades later the Emmitt Utilities team has expanded in both size and reach, supporting multiple clients state wide.


 Our team is made up of highly-regarded and experienced industry professionals, who have developed their expert knowledge over decades of working in specialised industries.





Emmitt Utilities was founded by Tony Emmitt in Bendigo, Victoria in 2004. With over 20 years experience in directional drilling, he is highly regarded and recognised within the industry, having worked for various networks and asset owners. As Director of Emmitt Utilities, he manages the company’s most important client relationships, leading projects by providing comprehensive know-how and in-depth practical experience. ​Under Tony’s leadership, the company expanded and rebranded successfully from Emmitt Excavations to where it is today, now known as Emmitt Utilities Pty Ltd. With a growing team of over 30 employees, Emmitt Utilities branched out from specialising in primarily Gas into the utilities sector, now covering Gas, Power and Water renewals and installations and more. 


Operations Manager


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Geoff Hoffrichter joined Emmitt Utilities in 2017 with over 18 years of industry experience. He manages the company’s client relationships with efficiency, urgency and discretion. Previously, working as a Gas Site Manager, Supervisor, Planner, and Team Leader, this has given him a well-rounded background for the role of Operations Manager. He has achieved a number of qualifications, including Cert 4 Front Line Management, Workplace Health and Safety, Codes and Practices in the Gas Supply Industry, Workplace Relations Management, and LEaD2: Leadership Delivering Success. Geoff is also VESI Electrical trained and accredited. With such a plethora of on and off the job knowledge and experience, you can be sure that your company’s projects are in accomplished hands.



Geelong Area Manager

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Peter brings over 30 years of gas industry expertise and know-how to Emmitt Utilities. Prior to joining the company, he worked as a Delivery Manager for Enwave, as well as a Senior Technical Officer & Planner and Team Leader. With various leadership skills, enhancement training courses and seminars, Peter has worked his way into the planning, designing and forecasting of utility projects. He is onsite from project date of initiation with his team, to project completion. The managerial and professional aptitude that he possesses is highly comforting to know your development is in the right hands. He has a number of impressive qualifications, including, Cert 4 in Frontline Management and Supervision, VESI Electrical trained and accredited, not to mention all industry required training and certifications.


Site Supervisor

With over 40 years experience in the gas distribution industry, Ricky brings a wealth of experience to our team here at Emmitt Utilities. Originally based in New Zealand, Ricky worked his way up through the ranks and now has such a broad range of qualifications in gas mains and service construction, and network operations maintenance. Ricky had an opportunity to advance his career in 2013, hence moving to Adelaide project managing and supervising the complex renewal of 200mm to 300mm gas pipework for a vast expanse of the CBD. He then relocated to Melbourne to further his knowledge and career in the utilities sector. Emmitt Utilities are very fortunate to have Ricky on board since 2019 bringing Certificate 4 in First Line Management and VESI Electrical qualifications.  His ability to supervise and monitor staff is vital to leading an effective team in the successful delivery of complex projects. His knowledge and experience have been invaluable to our company.



Site Supervisor

Steven recently joined the Emmitt Utilities team bringing strong local knowledge and field based supervision to our team. He has played an intricate role in bringing the gas network to new town infrastructure across many Victorian towns from Heathcote to Maldon and Swan Hill to Lakes Entrance. Steven was also part of the maintenance team for high pressure gas stations and a unique qualification of commissioning networks effectively “going live.” Emmitt Utilities have welcomed Steven’s extensive knowledge in the Power sector. He has experience in pit to pole, tee joints, street scape upgrades bringing overhead cabling underground, substations, earthing and HDD (Horizontal Directional Drilling). Steven has obtained certificate 3 in Gas Supply Operations, VESI Electrical trained and qualified with scope of furthering his credentials.