Owner – Richard Tremewen
Bellbird Building Supplies
For more information and
membership application call
1300 305 719
Head Office 02 4472 1515
HBT is a buying group for the independent hardware and building materials retailer
Our staff costs
are reduced and
buying power is
When was the business started?
My grandfather Jack started with a sawmill in the East Gippsland
after WWII and we adopted the current name in 1987.
And your involvement?
I started here in 1996 and took over from my dad Peter about four
What type of business do you have?
We’re 95% trade and we largely service the eastern half of
You joined HBT in December 2010 –
Well we tried one of the franchise groups which didn’t suit us, but
we saw HBT as a major addition to our buying function. It works
incredibly well for us and means our hardware staff can focus on
ranging and selling rather than negotiating.
What would you say to a store that
was thinking about HBT?
You should absolutely do it. Our staff costs are reduced, buying
power is increased and it has opened opportunities for us with
many alternate suppliers.
Can people call you about this?
Our number is 03 9703 2444.