Who We Are

In 1998, Andrew Farrer and David Farrer joined forces to form DRASOL.

From there, we have grown to service the solar, civil, rail and waste water treatment industries in Australia.

A family business, wholly South Australian owned and operated, made up of real people with the technical skills, expertise and equipment to get the job done.

At DRASOL we see investing in sustainability as the way to best serve our people, customers, and communities we work in. This is our way of improving where we live today and for tomorrow.

Our values are based on reliability, respect, honesty, pride and integrity. These are the principles that define what we stand for at DRASOL and are at the core of everything we do.

Our purpose is to be a solutions-based company dedicated to these core industries in Australia. As we grow and evolve, we always look out for each other and strive to do the safe and right thing by our people, customers and communities.

Our Directors

In 1998 two brothers, Andrew and David Farrer formed a partnership and named it Drainage Solutions. With a backhoe and a truck, they began their journey, developing the technical skills and equipment for success. 2008 saw the name change to DRASOL and the targeting of a wider range of activities. Today, we are proud to be a wholly South Australian owned and operated family business supporting the people, customers and communities we work in.

Andrew Farrer

With a career spanning more than 25 years in the solar, civil, rail and waste water treatment industries, Andrew has demonstrated a dedication to his profession and commitment to all DRASOL clients. Andrew’s detail-oriented approach and extensive project management skills ensure contractual requirements are successfully completed on time and within budget. An enthusiastic and lateral thinking approach are key to the success of projects under his guidance.

David Farrer

A personal approach allowing David to develop client and project relationships have been the foundation to David’s 25 plus years in the solar, civil, rail and waste water treatment industries. Results-oriented, David’s strong leadership, extensive experience and direct involvement with projects ensures stakeholder requirements are fully met. A belief that dedication and commitment to all DRASOL clients, staff and communities is essential for success, his mantra is for every problem there is a solution. 

Our Clients are at the heart of everything we do

Throughout the five years of the Adelaide Metropolitan Rail Upgrade Project, DRASOL was the subcontractor for civil (earthworks and signalling) and drainage.  They were instrumental in the successful delivery of time-intense occupations and delivered in a challenging live rail environment that invariably required great levels of commitment and flexibility. The DRASOL team, from senior management to front line personnel, imbued a ‘can do’ attitude that was unwavering and unsurpassed throughout this period. No task was too difficult, no problem too complicated and no notice too short. As a project manager, their presence added confidence; the DRASOL team were consummate professionals in approaching and delivering all aspects of their work with the highest quality. DRASOL would be the first choice subcontractor for any future projects, not only in South Australia but also across Victoria and New South Wales. They guarantee quality, professionalism and dedication; critically, they deliver on it.

Sevan Simonian – Project Manager
John Holland Group


“I have been very impressed with the positive feedback that I continually receive from NEXTracker’s clients with regards to the professionalism, construction capabilities, quality of workmanship and general ease of doing business with the DRASOL team.”

Alex Rogers – Operations Director (Australia)
NEXTracker Inc.

Australia’s industry foundations were laid down in the 1800s and the foundations of the past remain strong for the building of the future

At DRASOL we have grown and evolved with the industry. We see investing in the future as the way to best serve our people, customers, and communities we work in. This is our way of improving. We live by our values based on reliability, respect, honesty, pride and integrity.

Over the past two decades, DRASOL have developed into a solutions-based business with the capability and expertise to deliver detailed excavation, earthworks, drainage and in-ground services. As a result of working with a range of Tier 1 Contractors on major projects, DRASOL has created business systems, honed the skills of our human resources and invested in plant and equipment to better offer the services that are required.

With clients ranging from local and state government departments throughout Australia to local and national organisations, we have been exposed to the full range of legislative and corporate requirements and conduct our operations accordingly. Key to our success is our core capability and strength in carrying out works in the solar, civil, rail and waste water treatment industries under challenging conditions and time constraints.

DRASOL is a proud member of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF) – the peak body representing Australia’s civil construction industry, supporting members’ businesses and providing a unified voice to all levels of government.

Our purpose is to be an innovative and solutions-based company dedicated to: