Sterlands Modernization – Case Study by Progress

MODERNIZATION ACCELERATES TIME-TO-MARKET AND PROVIDES COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE For more than two decades, Sterland Computing has delivered leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions and services to timber, plumbing and building supplies organizations throughout Australia and New Zealand. With a mission to empower its customers to improve profitability and productivity, Sterland has continued to evolve its solutions […]

Betta Timbers: Building a Better North

After spending many years working for building supplies businesses, Ollie Orlandi had a vision to ‘Build a Better North’. In April 2007 Ollie’s vision was realised when he opened the doors to his own building and hardware supplies business, Betta Timbers. For the first 15 months, Betta Timbers operated in Mission Beach from a home […]

Bruce Allen, Wren Timbers

Bruce Allen has had a long and incredibly varied career. After his first job out of high school working as a casual at the Sydney timber yard, Primrose, Bruce now owns and operates Wren Timbers in Cairns, Far North Queensland. However, for a large chunk of his life, Bruce was not involved in the timber […]

Sunshine Mitre 10

Sunshine Mitre 10 Wins National Award At the recent Mitre 10 National Awards held on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Mitre 10 group was honoured with the ‘Ian Nisbet Award’ for excellence. The Ian Nisbet Award recognises ‘a business that shows continuous support and contribution to the Mitre 10 group, showing leadership within Mitre 10 […]

Taps, Tubs & Tiles

Providing quality products, backed by experience, to the Red Centre Taps, Tubs & Tiles first opened their doors in the early 80’s in the iconic Australian outback town of Alice Springs. Suzanne Bitar, a young mother and wife of a successful local tiler thought there may be a way of earning some extra money and […]

Footersville Structural Timber Solutions

Footersville wins best frame & truss operator at the national Tamba Awards Footersville Timber is a third generation, family owned, timber merchant started by Lawrence Footer in 1956, expanded by Graeme Footer from 1965, and further developed by Mark Footer from 1990. Roof trusses were introduced into the business in 1990 and over the past […]

Hardware & General

Celebrating 50 years of service to the building industry Five decades ago Walter MacGregor was dubbed the ‘Pittwater Pioneer’. Since then he has employed, literally, thousands of people in a successful and expanding business. The 88-year-old admits he’s proud of this but, for him, gratitude is the most important message on the celebration of Hardware […]

Griffith H Hardware

Get the right stuff! About 12 years ago Aaron Stefanin, a young builder, joined a small truss and frame operation in Griffith as their manager. A mere six months later Aaron owned the struggling business. His first employee was another builder and friend, Nathan Brand, and together in a small 18 x 18m shed they […]

Peninsula Timbers

Setting up to semi-retire, owners John and Barbara ensure their business is in good hands Peninsula Timbers commenced trading in 1983 when John and Barbara Reid bought a long-established timber yard in Narrabeen Road, Narrabeen from the Eaton family. As John remembers “We borrowed everything and bought the land, and the business lock, stock and […]

Wagga Plumbtec

Large range and personalised service at an affordable price Wagga Plumbtec was established by Greg and Rob Fox in March 2006. Originally they started out with four staff in a small outlet in Dobney Avenue, Wagga Wagga. Over the next two years they outgrew this store and in September 2008 moved around the corner to […]