Your Local Sydney Electricians


Our 52 Year History

Back in the early 2000s, Tom (Managing Director) completed his apprenticeship with a high-end residential construction company called Panda Electrical. After the GFC hit in 2009 and construction jobs started to dry up, Tom took a job with a small but long-established electrical maintenance company called Bruce Scott & Co. This company was working in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and was started back in 1972 by Bruce Scott.
In all that time Bruce came to know every trick in the book concerning residential and commercial electrical work. These skills were dutifully passed onto the Tom during his 7 years working there.

Bruce eventually decided it was time to hand over the reins to Tom, and under new management the company was renamed Sparky Nearby.

Bruce has stayed on in an advisory role and is still found solving electrical problems in Sydney’s East.

Since coming under Tom’s management, the company has grown to 5 members and now serves the whole of Sydney with the same commitment to customer service, technical knowledge, and great prices.

Our Team

We have high quality local electicians who are equiped with the latest tools.

Team Member

Tom Metzner

Principal / Managing Director Tom has been working as an electrician in the Sydney Eastern beaches area for 14 years and knows just about all there is to know about domestic renovations and maintenance in the electrical field. After working for the Bruce Scott & Co electrical company for 6 years, Tom bought the business and rebranded as Sparky Nearby. Tom brought attention for detail and customer focus to the new business and Sparky Nearby continue to provide their customers with the same excellence that was available from the Bruce Scott & Co company and more

Team Member

Bruce Scott

Previous Business Owner / Consultant Electrician Bruce was the owner of Bruce Scott & Co which gained a highly regarded reputation among real estate agents and private customers in the Eastern Beaches area. After working with Tom closely for 7 years, he decided to retire from daily duties and pass the reins on to Tom’s capable hands. He has 46 years of experience as an electrical contractor and knows just about every trade secret there is to know. His position in the company is a consultant electrician who works side by side with us on bigger jobs which need an extra set of hands or a second opinion on how best to carry out the works.

Team Member

Zach Hodgson

Qualified Electrician Zach started his apprenticeship with the team at Sparky Nearby and is now a senior electrician in the team after going through Tom’s rigorous training regime and passing all his TAFE courses with excellent results. Zach brings a lot of experience to the team as he has a background in customer service which is one our core principles at Sparky Nearby. With his high attention to detail and positive work attitude, we look forward to working with him for many years to come.

Team Member

Sam Thomas

Electrician Sam has been with Sparky Nearby for more than 2 years and previously started his traineeship with a construction and building electrical outfit. At 30 years old he has completed his training and is currently in the process of getting his trade certification. He has had years of trade experience before beginning his electrical training with us and will be a fully qualified electrician in early 2017.

Claire Walsh

Mature Aged Apprentice Claire is a 27 year old Registered Nurse who was originally from Ireland but now calls Australia home. After working for several years here in the health care system she has decided to re-skill as an electrician. Much like nursing, excellent people skills, attention to detail and dexterity when working with her hands are all important to making a good electrician, and so far this has been evident in her extremely fast progression through her training.