Who are we?
Franz Building Supplies was started with the idea that every minute a builder or carpenter is away from site picking up supplies, they’re not making any money.
Our job is to minimise that wasted time by ensuring a fast turnaround from ordering through to gear arriving on site; working WITH our clients to ensure we have stock available when they need it; and having a knowledgeable team on hand to help our clients solve problems efficiently and effectively.
From a 20 foot sea container in Malaga in 1998, we’ve expanded to having over 3300m2 of warehouse and workshop space by 2019 incorporating Decking, Mouldings, Joinery, Doors, Hardware, Structural Timber, Fibre Cement and Insulation.
We have our own delivery trucks, rather than relying on contractors, so we are able to offer greater flexibility when it comes to organising our deliveries.
Having our own timber workshop on site too means we can offer a level of customisation that is becoming increasingly hard to find. Our machinists and joiners have created a first class facility that we’re exceptionally proud of. So next time you’re near Bibra Lake, drop by and we’ll proudly show you around.
We are continuously looking for ways to improve our team, our range and our service. Believing that if we’re standing still we’re going backwards.
1st July 1998
FBS Started. 1 Ute & Trailer. Sea Container in Malaga.
Each day involved driving around delivering, taking orders, picking up from suppliers and delivering taking orders, picking up from suppliers… [repeat]
Unit in Myaree
First Employee (Who is still with us today! Thanks Jimbo!)
Moved into Bibra Lake
Picked up an old ex-army truck and employed our first truck driver
Added a full time storeperson to the family to help with the increasing work load
Put on our first “Rep”. But we hated that word and it never really stuck because of the belief that building a relationship is far better than trying to “sell” anything.
Acquired Moulded Timber Products in O’Connor. This gave us the ever increasing ability to say “Yes, we can do that!”
Amalgamated MTP under the Franz Building Supplies banner because who likes MORE paperwork. And added our first hiab crane truck to the fleet
The family had grown to 10 employees across two sites with two trucks on the road full-time.
Moved the workshop to our main operations in Bibra Lake
Team grew by 2 to make an even dozen.
Expanded into C3 Warehouse creating a dedicated goods in storage area.
After many months of work our new Website went live.
We celebrated Jim’s 20th year with the business.
After 2 years of planning we finally started and completed our Office re-fit, getting the team back together in one functional space.
Watch this space as we enter our 25th year…