About Us

Who we are

McWilkys is a local electrical contracting company owned by John & Allison McLaren and Sam & Jacky McLean. John established his own company in 1994 then joined in partnership with Philip Wilkinson to create McWilkys in 2005. Following Philip’s retirement in 2017 John’s daughter and son in law, Jacky & Sam, are now working alongside John to create an efficient and friendly family-based company servicing the electrical needs of the North West Coast of Tasmania.

Our Management

A solid Tasmanian owned and operated family business.

John McLaren

John is the Co-Owner and Manager of McWilkys and has over 40 years’ experience working within the electrical industry including extensive involvement in the commercial, residential, rural and industrial sectors. John started his career working at APPM (Burnie Pulp Mill), then after working as an electrician at the Waratah-Wynyard council for a time John decided to branch out into his own electrical business. John has spent many years working with rural and industrial companies and is known for his knowledge and determination when fault finding. John has also spent many years quoting and managing large projects whilst working on building up his business and developing a strong team.

Sam McLean

Sam is the Co-Owner Assistant Manager of McWilkys and joined the team in 2015. Sam spends his time managing the team and the day to day running of McWilkys. Sam also does much of the quoting and can be regularly found working on fixing breakdowns for local companies. 

Jacky McLean

Jacky is the Office Manager at McWilkys and has been working with us from the very beginning in 2005. Jacky manages the finances and administration, as well as the development of policies and procedures and safety management. 

Our Team


We have an outstanding team of professional and hardworking tradesmen who are knowledgeable and skilled in their profession. We are confident in our teams ability and workmanship. Most of our team have completed their apprenticeships with McWilkys then continued their careers as qualified tradesmen with us.


McWilkys have an ongoing commitment to the training of apprentices in our industry. Over the last 15 years McWilkys has supported 16+ apprentices through their electrical apprenticeships.

We currently employ 4 outstanding apprentices who work alongside our tradesmen to deliver efficient and quality work.