The Farquhar family has been providing quality plumbing, gas fitting and appliance repairs to Eastern Victoria since 1949. We joined the Master Plumbers Association in 1950, member number 335.
Maurice and Audrey Farquhar made their home at 40 Hadfield Street Bairnsdale and built their plumbing office and workshop next door at number 38. The workshop was built by laying their own handmade concrete bricks.
In the early 1960’s they added a shop front to the workshop and commenced selling Everhot and Edson hot water cylinders, earthenware pottery pipes and other plumbing supplies.
Together Maurice and Audrey produced 3 Plumbers Peter, Kevin & Bernie and a teacher Dianne. All the Brothers Peter, Kevin and Bernie completed their apprenticeships in Plumbing with Farquhars and went to make their own way in the world.
In 1983 Peter returned to the family business and purchased a share of the operation. Under Peters management the company moved into the maintenance of domestic and commercial kitchen appliances, electrical white good repairs and bathroom and kitchen upgrades in addition to general plumbing and gas fitting.
In 1991 Bernie returned to the family business and purchased a 50% share of the company. From 1991 to 2008 Peter and Bernie grew the company and employed 21 staff. They opened a retail Origin Energy store in Bairnsdale.
The family lost Kevin in 1996, Maurice in 2008 and Audrey in 2014.
In 2008 Bernie has since moved on to other pursuits and Peter is now the sole director and runs the company.
Farquhars staff and management are heavily involved within their communities through sporting clubs, services clubs and community committees. We are sponsor of the Bairnsdale Tennis Club and The Bairnsdale Football club “the red legs”.
We are also dedicated to training young people in our community, with over 30 apprentices obtaining their Plumbing qualifications with Farquhars.
Farquhar’s aim is to provide exceptional levels of service for our customers and strives to place itself at the forefront of the plumbing industry.