Keece was the vision of Owner and Director, Kabe Collins in the early 2000s in Melbourne, Australia. After deciding to swap the frying pan for a drill, Kabe hung up his chef apron and replaced it with a tool belt the very next day.
During his apprenticeship, Kabe recognised a niche opportunity in the commercial electrical industry to deliver quality, high-end and cost-efficient electrical solutions. Upon completion completing his apprenticeship and contractors' course, Keece opened its doors in 2006.
The leadership skills Kabe learnt in the kitchen, along with his electrical qualification, quickly become his greatest assets and key ingredients for the organic growth of Keece. This, along with his passion, drive and focus on building trusted relationships (let's be honest, usually over a beer or two!), saw Keece expand its national footprint and clientele.
Fast-forward to today, Kabe is an active Director/Owner overseeing Keece and ensuring it stays true to its service promise while, along with the other Directors, expanding operations throughout New Zealand (and Australia-wide).
Tayfun met Kabe during trade school (in Melbourne) when they were both completing their electrical apprenticeships in the early 2000s. Their complementary skills were apparent from Day 1 when they teamed up together at trade school. On the same day Keece opened its doors, Tayfun was signed on as the very first employee.
Tayfun’s natural and complementary leadership skills, along with expertise of running complex projects quickly saw him on the leadership team and becoming a Director and Partner of Keece in 2007.
With established foundations, Tayfun fosters strong business relationships based on a reputation for excellence and continues to oversee end-to-end large-scale projects while also growing the operations in New Zealand and Australia.
Tayfun also oversees the estimating team as well as mentoring and upskilling staff to be their very best. His electrical knowledge is unprecedented - give him a try! Clients benefit from his industry knowledge along with his friendly communication style and commitment to excellence.
His passion along with his calm, and pragmatic, solution-focussed approach is a valuable asset to Keece.