Local family turns new page on Stevens Joinery

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LOCAL BUSINESS owner Andrew Price has recently purchased Stevens Joinery and teamed up with his brother Cameron and father Ian, both master builders, to offer locals more than 50 years of carpentry experience.

The family will attempt to breathe new life into the local Murwillumbah carpentry company, which was first established in 1923, and build on its already strong reputation to offer new local services.

The purchase also adds to Andrew’s repertoire of local businesses in which he currently employs more than 80 locals and his expanding array of businesses include Tyalgum General Store, Murwillumbah Blast and Paint and The Australian Radio Towers.

“The cabinet making industry has recently been struggling to keep up with demand, so the opportunity to be able to provide further solutions for both businesses and public clients was one that could not be wasted,” Mr Price said.

“The lack in the market of traditional timber joinery is lacking and lead times for both this and modular cabinetry are becoming further and further apart.

“The large volumes of new estates and high-rise buildings is causing the industry to be under an extreme amount of pressure.

“Local and regional clients may not have been completely engaged or recognised the capability of a subtle, tucked away company like Stevens Joinery.”

Mr Price said that with the input of a collective 50 years construction knowledge between his father and brother, let alone the vast experience within staff already within the business, he hopes to make the following impacts on the industry:

Timber joinery to remain alive: A great addition to your home and to know this is built by hand offers a personal touch,

Modular kitchen cabinetry division: A focus on all budgets, styles and designs, and an attention to detail

Stone Benchtop partnership: Gives synergy and simplicity if this is the style of finish and means efficiency for the client

Volume: The area of space gives room for growth to be able to turn out larger volumes as additional clients come on board, without the risk of lead times becoming unacceptable like others

Attention to detail: The attention to detail has been shown throughout the past of the company, and this is our focus of service to continue on, to both our new, and existing clients

“Although throughout the near future some processes and services may change, however the history of the company will remain engrained,” he said

Andrew, Ian and Cameron have all worked together for long periods of time on and off over the past years, which means their values remain in synergy.

Ian and Cameron are both licensed builders and owned their own joinery shops respectively bringing collectively 40 years of industry specific knowledge.

Andrew has a vast experience in running his many businesses and brings the requirements that are needed to succeed in the family’s vision.

“Our staff have responded extremely well to the take over and are excited for the next chapter of the business moving forward and the new culture has shown through in only a matter of weeks,” Mr Price said.

“Providing a personal service within the new chapter we are hoping that clients will now be updated with progress, and are happy with their project from inception to completion, providing a solution to typical cabinetry issues.”

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