In September 2008 – sick of the traffic and city smog – Andrew & Briohny moved to the Sunshine Coast. As a qualified auto electrician and mechanic, Andrew started up his own mobile Auto Electrical business – Accelerate Mobile Auto Electrics.
Since then Accelerate Auto Electrics & Air Conditioning has grown from ‘one man in a van’ to having 15 staff, 3 mobile vans and a workshop on Trinder Ave in the heart of Maroochydore. And we’re still growing…
The team at Accelerate are dedicated to the business and ensuring our customers have a positive experience with us. We are committed to continual growth and strive to be the leaders in our industry.
Meet the Team
Our team is the heart and soul of our business, they are young and fun there isn’t a day that goes by that a prank isn’t played, or someone in the workshop isn’t singing along to 90’s pop songs. We also hold team social events monthly, recently we have been to laser zone, indoor rock climbing, lawn bowls, skirmish and to a local aqua park.
Favourite thing to do when you’re not working: Solo camping on the west side of Fraser Island
Favourite place on the coast: Kawana Beach with my three boys
What would you be famous for?: My shining positivity & inappropriate jokes
Ash (aka Smasher)
Weirdest Job you’ve done: Car would not start after a customer replaced his own battery. Turns out he had left the plastic caps on the battery and connected the terminals over them.
Favourite thing to when you’re not at work: Snowboarding, when it’s the right time of year.
What’s your life motto?: Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Best car care tip: Leave it to the professionals
Favourite thing to do when you’re not working: Hang out at the beach or in the pool with our three kids.
Favourite place on the coast: The rocks at Pt Cartwright at low tide
What would you be famous for?: My Excel Spreadsheets
Customer Service Advisor
Weirdest Job you’ve done: Snake Catcher in the Tanami Desert
Top car care tip: Treat your car how you treat yourself!
Favourite thing to do when not at work: Gym, Beach and eating good food
Words you live by: Live, Laugh, Love
Chris (aka Hammertime)
Weirdest Job you’ve done: Rewiring a dash after customer drilled through their own wiring harness.
Favourite things to do when you’re not working: Tell the meerkats at the Zoo to calm down, everything’s ok!
Favourite Place on the Coast: Headland Golf Course
What’s your life motto?: If Internet Explorer is brave enough to ask to be your preferred browser, you are brave enough to ask that girl out.
Jade (aka Colossus)
4th Year Apprentice Auto Electrician
Best thing about your job: Fixing Air Cons in Summer & a great team
Weirdest job you’ve done: Had to pull the dash out of a car because of damage from cockroaches.
Favourite place on the coast: Mooloolaba
What would you be famous for?: Rapper or Movie Star
Jeff (aka Heffey)
Best thing about your job: Seeing and working on all the different vehicle setups, whether they be a tradie’s ute or camping layout.
Favourite thing to do when you’re not working: Camping in the patrol and gaming with my mates.
Best car care tip: Don’t have a go or let your mate have a go at fixing things. You will probably make it worse, which will cost more in the long run.
Jordan (aka Jordy)
Mechanic & Auto Electrician
Best thing about your job: Everyday is different
Top car care tip: Diesel engines do not like petrol, check before you fill.
Favourite Place on the Coast: Pumicestone Passage & Mooloolaba
Favourite thing to do when you’re not working: Fishing
Best thing about your job: Working on classic old school cars
Top car care tip: Look after it, keep it clean and neat.
Favourite thing to when you’re not at work: Beach, camp, surf, explore, fish
What’s your life motto?: Have you tried trying?
Kathleen (aka Kat)
Best thing about your Job: Working with such a great team. Everyone cares about the business and looking after customers.
Top car care tip: Routine services catch issues early that could potentially cause damage.
Favourite Place on the Coast: Mount Coolum
What would you be famous for?: Lame jokes
1st Year Apprentice Auto Electrician
More info to come
Mechanic & Auto Electrical Apprentice
Best thing about your job: The variety of work and working with a great team
Favourite thing to do when you’re not working: Fishing & Camping
Favourite Place on the Sunshine Coast: Ewan Maddock Dam or Lake MacDonald
What’s your life motto?: Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work
Weirdest Job You’ve Done: Rewiring an engine after rats had eaten through all the wiring
Favourite thing to do when you’re not working: Anything to do with the beach/ocean
Favourite place on the Sunshine Coast: La Balsa Park / Point Cartwright
Best Car Care Tip: If it’s broken, fix it! Service it when it is due and it will last a lifetime.
Best thing about your Job: Being able to do what I love with the added bonus of working with an awesome bunch of people.
Favourite thing to do when not at work: DIY Projects, gardening & hanging out with my dogs.
Favourite Place on the Coast: Booloumba Falls, Conondale National Park
What would you be famous for?: My Triple Chocolate Brownies