GCM’s Director, Greg McCulloch, has learned the electrical wholesale business from the ground up, initially as an electrical contractor and then graduating into retailing and wholesaling. After doing his apprenticeship in wholesaling with another wholesaler for 12 years, Greg decided he needed a change, and in July 1999, Greg and Jenny bought GCM Auto Sales, a business in retailing and wholesaling of automotive lighting and electrical products. Not long into this venture, Greg’s previous clientele were on the phone wanting him to offer the same service to which they had become accustomed. This prompted a name change, and by late 1999, GCM Auto Sales became GCM Lighting & Electrical, servicing both the automotive and electrical industry. Due to growth, they then moved to premises in Hercules Street.
As the business continued to expand, Greg found a need to be more competitive and made application to the Gemcell Electrical Group. On acceptance to the group, Greg and Jenny continued to expand their business with continued support and help from Gemcell, and in September 2004, moved to their current premises which are customer oriented, with a large showroom displaying products in 12v/24v, 220v, 240v/415v.
With continued hard work, dedicated staff, trade experience and Gemcell support, GCM is arguably the largest wholesaler in Country NSW, and their motto says it all – “We’ve got watts you need”.