50 years of ser­vice com­ing to an end

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

AF­TER 50 years in the tim­ber in­dus­try Gareth Lazarides has de­cided to take things a lit­tle eas­ier and he will go into semi-re­tire­ment at the end of this year and his busi­ness, Lazarides Tim­ber Agen­cies, will be wound down by the end of De­cem­ber.

“We ex­pect we will be hold­ing an auc­tion to sell off re­main­ing stock and ma­chin­ery in early De­cem­ber,” said Gareth. It was hoped that he would have been able to sell the busi­ness so that there was no in­ter­rup­tion to supply to his clients, how­ever, this did not even­tu­ate so Gareth is hold­ing dis­cus­sions with other mer­chants in an ef­fort to have an out­let to supply his clients, in par­tic­u­lar our wood­craft clients as he is aware there is no out­let for this type of ser­vice on the north side of Bris­bane.

Gareth will con­tinue to trade tim­ber but mainly sup­ply­ing the whole­sale mar­ket in pack lots as he will be op­er­at­ing from a much smaller ware­house. He will be con­tactable on his nor­mal of­fice phone num­ber un­til the end of Jan­uary.

In 1964 Gareth started as a gen­eral trainee with a well known tim­ber com­pany and stayed with them un­til 1983. Dur­ing this time he learnt a great deal about the in­dus­try and de­vel­oped a pas­sion for every­thing tim­ber. Gareth left his em­ployer in 1983 to es­tab­lish a ‘one man’ tim­ber trad­ing com­pany.

He pur­sued his own busi­ness with am­bi­tion and in 1989 es­tab­lished Lazarides Tim­ber Agen­cies. Gareth’s son Troy joined the busi­ness in 1993 and played a ma­jor role in the Lazarides Tim­ber Agen­cies ex­pan­sion.

Gareth and his son Troy ex­tended sin­cere thanks to all their clients for their sup­port and friend­ship over the years. “It has been a priv­i­lege to be of as­sis­tance to you all.”

Gareth Lazarides.

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