About Sirius Air

What we do

Sirius Air has a fully integrated service capability which includes the planning, maintenance, repair, installation, and performance management of commercial and industrial air-conditioning, refrigeration and building management systems across South East Queensland.

Our experienced technicians are available 24 x 7 to respond to clients’ needs.

Sirius Air has a range of clients across South East Queensland operating in sectors including health, aged care, retail, government and manufacturing as well as tenanted commercial buildings.

Our team has experience in delivering services in

  • Highly populated areas
  • Secure areas
  • Noise sensitive environments
  • Abnormal hours of operation

Who we are

Our History

Sirius Air Conditioning & Refrigeration was established in 1967 and has always focused on providing quality post construction maintenance and repair services. Previously jointly owned and managed by Mark Horn and the Siganto family, the business has transitioned from Mark Horn Air Conditioning to Siganto Air Service & Solutions and now in an exciting new phase as Sirius Air.

‘Sirius’ presents as the brightest star visible in the night sky and speaks to our mission of providing brighter and better HVAC&R solutions.

As one of the largest privately owned air conditioning maintenance companies in Queensland, we service a range of commercial and industrial clients across South East Queensland.

Our business model continues to deliver quality services at competitive rates, and our focus on innovation and performance will ensure our service levels continue to improve, enabling us to reach our mission of providing brighter and better HVAC&R.

Our Team

Sirius Air was purchased on 1st July 2020 from the Siganto family by long term current and previous employees, Matt Richardson and Darren McHugh. Darren and Matt oversee the operations of Sirius Air.

We have a fantastic team of office staff and 20 field technicians that strive to exceed customers expectations.

The Sirius Air senior management team includes:

Darren McHugh – Director and Service Manager

Darren and Matt Richardson recently formed a partnership and purchased Sirius Air from the Siganto family.

Darren started in the HVAC industry in 1984 with Mark Horn Air Conditioning (now Sirius Air Service & Solutions) as a Refrigeration Apprentice at the age of 17.

Over the 22 years employed at Siganto Darren worked in many areas of the business.  After 19 years of extensive experience in the field, Darren was offered a role as Service Manager.   Darren carried out this role for 2 years but realised he really wanted to return to the field and left to start his own business in 2006.

Since that time Darren has worked in all areas of HVAC, including installation, commissioning, maintenance and repairs, running small and large projects including team management. He has maintained close ties with Sirius Air, collaborating on many major projects over the years.

Darren holds a diploma of Engineering and Refrigeration.

Matt Richardson – Director and Project Manager

Matt recently purchased Sirius Air from the Siganto family in partnership with Darren McHugh.

Matt has been with Sirius Air Service and Solutions for 13 years and was recently appointed General Manager.  With 5 years’ experience working as a Refrigeration Mechanic for a range of different customers, Matt then moved into Project and Account Management.

He completed his Diploma of Project Management and stepped into more senior project management roles from that point forward.

Matt has successfully delivered multiple projects over the last 9 years, including

  • Major transport infrastructure hub project
  • CBD Office Building fit-out projects
  • Hospital AHU replacement project

Matt’s customer service ethos and dedication to successful contract completion is second to none. He is able to build strong relationships with clients, the rest of the Sirius Air team and sub-contractors. His patience and eye for detail are two of the qualities that contribute to Matt’s success.

Trent Lewis – Client Services Manager

Trent is a dual trade technician holding both Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Electrical Qualifications.

As a specialist customer service manager, Trent works closely with Sirius Air clients in a variety of capacities including on-boarding new clients, carrying out dilapidation reviews and asset reviews, pricing repairs and upgrades and dealing with more innovative requests including energy efficiency initiatives and performance optimisation.

Trent’s own first-class diagnostic and fault-finding skills are complemented by his collaborative approach to all works ensuring that customers are aware of activities at all times, while receiving the outcomes they expect.

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