A new direction for Fernair began in May 1994. The current owners Gary Oultram and Gary Collyer purchased the company which had been trading at that time for 25 years.
Fernair was a long time, respected member of Carrier’s exclusive dealer network. Both Gary’s had prior to the purchase of Fernair, held management positions with Carrier’s Northern NSW operation base in Newcastle.
Our alliance with ActronAir commenced in 1998, our focus and support soon shifted to Actron as our relationship and business levels grew over the next few years. Proudly, we were Actron’s leading Country Dealer from 2001 through to 2005. In 2005 Fernair was appointed status as a Platinum Dealer, we now watched the Actron family grow to become the most respected air conditioning product on the Australian market.
2006 saw Fernair maintain the sales momentum with Actron, receiving the #1 Australian Regional Dealer Award, we maintained our position with Actron from 2007 to 2010 holding a top 3 position.
Proudly we were back on stage in 2011 taking our both ESP and Overall Sales Awards as ActronAir #1 Regional Dealers.
Started in the Air Conditioning Refrigeration industry with Modern Electrical Service in Tamworth, way too long ago to remember. Served apprenticeships in both Electrical and Refrigeration trades.
After Modern Electric liquidated in 80’s continued working for the principals in a new business venture Peel Electrical Services.
Joined Carrier Air Conditioning in the early 1984 as a service technician in the Northwest New England area, grew and took over the Tamworth Operation in late 1984. Relocated to Newcastle in 1989 as Service Sales Engineer, still with Carrier.
In 1991 promoted to Service Operations Manager Northern NSW. After 10 years with Carrier Air Conditioning, resigned in 1994 to take over Fernair, who was at the time one of 3 Newcastle Carrier Dealers.
Gary is married with 3 adult kids, and lives in the Lake Macquarie.
Gary is a life long Novacastrian, commenced in the air conditioning industry with Westrite in Newcastle. After completing his apprenticeship left Newcastle to work in Brisbane for several years, before returning to Newcastle.
Together with his wife again left home to work in Port Hedland Western Australia. After 2 years returned, bought a house and settled back home.
Gary joined Carrier as a Service Technician in the early 80’s, took over as Service Controller in late 80’s, then in early 90’s took on a new Administration role as Commercial Product Sales Engineer.
Along with GC handed in his resignation to Carrier in 1994 to purchase and operate Fernair.
Gary is married with 3 adult kids, lives in Lake Macquarie.