For its first four years, ADCO Electrics operated out of Adam Di Placido’s grandparents’ garden shed. Since 2003 Mr Di Placido, a qualified electrician, has grown ADCO from that small one-person operation into a business with 90 staff and its own purpose-built headquarters. Then 23 years old, Mr Di Placido started the electrical contracting business by knocking on the doors of large companies. It’s this determination that has helped the business grow and develop a solid reputation for quality among the state’s builders. Along the way it’s been a journey that has involved much sacrifice for Mr Di Placido. Starting at 4:30am every day and working 80-hour weeks put a lot of strain on his personal life, but it’s an experience that has improved him as a manager and is one he’s thankful for as the business continues to expand.
The success of ADCO Electrics has also allowed him to give back to the community through his involvement with several charities that help to improve the lives of sick and underprivileged children. ADCO is also a proud corporate sponsor of Ronald McDonald House in Perth and ToyBox International Perth.