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Deadshort is a family owned and operated business centrally located in Thebarton. Being a family-owned business, not a franchise or interstate owned company, you can be confident that the money you spend with us is supporting local employment and the local economy. From the person receiving your call to the tradesperson at your job, you are dealing with people from your local community.

As one of Adelaide’s leading Electrical and Air Conditioning companies, we pride ourselves on offering the same premium level of service across every job, the “service you deserve”. Whether it’s a smaller residential job, or large-scale commercial project, we will always provide the same prompt, efficient and reliable service to our many and varied clients.  Over the last 30 years, we have nurtured a great team of multi-skilled and trade individuals.

We now have over 40 tradespersons and apprentices across the various trade services we offer. Our management approach is based on honesty and integrity; we believe our continued success is achieved through maintaining these core values throughout our entire workforce.

We are proud of our achievements and our reputation for prompt attendance and a high standard of work. Deadshort has won State and National NECA awards for Construction Excellence and has had many finalists and winners in the Annual NECA Apprentice of the Year Awards. Get to know our award winning and customer focussed team below and discuss your next project with us!

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Our Team


Mark Langston


Mark overseas the day to day operations, while taking on large scale projects for our valued clients. He began his career as an Electrical Fitter/Mechanic at the Lead Smelter in Port Pirie before moving into Industrial…

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…Construction as a Project Manager/Estimator at the tender age of 25. Moving his family to Adelaide over 20 years ago to commence with Deadshort as the Construction Manager he became a Partner & Director of the business in 2005. Alongside James he is committed to a customer-centric approach and is there to ensure the highest level of service to our customers. He has established contacts, strong industry relationships and the know-how to exceed your expectations, every time.


James Law

Director / Service Manager

James has worked in the Electrical industry for over 30 years. He began his career at Deadshort as a young tradesman before eventually moving into the office in the role of Service Manager. Over the years James has…

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…developed strong client relations and his vast experience spans a range of areas, comprising new build, commercial, refurbishment, office fitouts and repairs and maintenance across residential, hospitals, commercial offices, retail outlets, hotels and aged care facilities. James, along with the help from his team has grown the service division into the success that it is today. In 2014 James took the opportunity to become a Director and part owner of the company and is now working hard to develop our Air Conditioning department to complement our list of services we already offer our customers.


Gary Christie

Project Manager

Gary joined Deadshort in 2018 as a Project Manager and he brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from 35 years working within the Electrical industry in numerous areas. Gary presently services many of…

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…our corporate clients, local councils and various special contract works. Gary’s expertise allows him to liase closely with our clients and deliver high quality projects from estimating through to project completion delivering successful, quality outcomes for all of his clients.


Ben Brazel

Construction Manager

Ben has a vast depth of knowledge in the Electrical Construction, Estimating and Project Management fields, with over 24 years’ experience in this role. His attention to detail and commitment to quality outcomes for all…

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…stakeholders has seen Ben progress through the ranks to Construction Manager over his 18 years at Deadshort. Ben’s role now includes overseeing entire projects along with providing leadership to our Project Managers, Estimators and Construction Teams.


Paddy Cannane

Project Manager

Paddy provides 20 years’ experience within the Industry. Starting out as an apprentice and working his way up Paddy is now one of our Project managers. He has been working within the South Australian Construction…

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…Industry building relationships with our clients and builders. Working within our construction team, Paddy provides the knowledge and experience to successfully deliver projects from estimating to project completion. Paddy’s personable and professional approach ensures successful project delivery and quality outcomes for his clients.


Adam Walker

Project Manager / Estimator

Adam has worked for Deadshort for approximately 17 years. During his time here, Adam has progressed from an apprentice to qualified Electrician before being appointed to leading hand on numerous jobs with the company.

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Recently Adam has moved into the office to pursue his career in Estimating and Project Management. Adam strives to provide clients with quality workmanship at affordable pricing to achieve the desired outcome for our clients. Adam is continuing to expand his knowledge to incorporate constantly changing technologies and systems to keep up to date for future progress within the electrical industry.


Leanne Sutton

Administration Manager

Working in the administration field for over 20 years’ Leanne has developed a wealth of practical skills and experience in dealing with various administrative tasks and general customer services. Leanne knows…

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…the importance of anticipating her fellow employee’s needs, planning, organising and prioritising tasks ahead for effective time management and keeping the Deadshort office running smoothly for both our internal and field staff.


Brianna Sugden


Brianna joined Deadshort as part of a new administration Traineeship program straight from Year 12. Over her 6 years with Deadshort she has developed sound administration, communication and time management…

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…skills which have enabled her to progress through the company to accounts and service coordinating. Brianna ensures your booking process is seamless, from first point of contact, contractor allocation and final invoicing.

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Felisha Salamon


Felisha is our newest recruit who joined Deadshort in our Traineeship program. Currently undertaking her traineeship, Felisha uses her newly developed administration skills…

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…to provide essential office based support for both our internal and external employees. She is a friendly and welcoming point of contact when you contact the Deadshort office.

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