H&D Timber and Hardware, at Heatherbrae, has been part of the local business community for decades, servicing local tradesmen, DIY and everyday customers with everything they need to get the job done.
Darrell and Diana Haynes opened the original H&D Timber store in Port Stephens Street, Raymond Terrace, back in 1978. In 2009, Darrell and Diana’s son James, and wife Renee relocated H&D to 1 Archibald Place, Heatherbrae.
Over that time the business has seen a few changes in name, but the family connection has remained strong.
“James and I both run the day-to-day operation, with Darrell in the timber mill located next to us and Diana taking care of the admin side of the business,” H&D general manager Renee Haynes said.
“On top of supplying timber and hardware, we always donate money, gifts or time to the community and sponsor the local soccer and football junior teams.”
For many years, H&D Timber and Hardware were part of a group – Home Hardware and then Mitre 10 – but recently H&D Timber and Hardware went it alone as a fully fledged independent operation.
“It was time for us to take control back of our business and focus on what our customer base needed, but we remain a member of the Paint Place group and stock Wattyl and Norglass paints,” Renee said.
James and I both run the day-to-day operation, with Darrell in the timber mill located next to us and Diana taking care of the admin side of the business.
The decision to go independent has coincided with another exciting chapter in the family business – the opening of “Select Fasteners”. Select Fasteners serves customers with stainless steel and high tensile bolts, plus a range of construction glues, screws and tools.
“James has known for a little while that we were not able to serve our trade customer to the full 100% capacity due to lack of space for more construction and industrial lines and that is where his business idea grew and so he created Select Fasteners,” Renee explained.
Select Fasteners is located at 11 Clayton Road, Heatherbrae. For more information, ring 02 4020 7951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact H&D Timber and Hardware ring 02 4987 2860 or email email@example.com.