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Our History

The founding of Park Road Timber and Hardware traces back to the mid 1950’s when Fred Waller and his brothers Ron and Trevor had contracts to build government schools in the Bayside area. When the projects were completed they had an excess of materials stored at the current Park Road site that they began to sell off to local trades in the area.

Fred quickly realised that there was a business opportunity and grew the business from there.

Fred introduced his sons Tony and David (Dec.) into the business and they oversaw its considerable growth. In 1998 Park Road joined the Home Hardware group and two years later expanded its hardware shop into the current site at 17-19 Park Road.

Tony continues his involvement in the business today as Managing Director and has sons Ashley (Director) and Chris (General Manager) guiding the business into the future as a third generation of family business owner operators.

In 2021 the company with the Independent Hardware Group embarked on the Sapphire Program. This involved a state of the art store refurbishment and new range of products aimed at enhancing the customer experience both form a retail and trade perspective. Part of the program was a re-brand to the Mitre 10 group. The business continues to be family owned and operated and look forward to this exciting new chapter with Mitre 10!

Today, we are a thriving business passionate about providing the local community with the best quality tools and supplies for all projects, along with friendly expertise and advice. We are trusted by local trades people and families.