|GALVINS PLUMBING SUPPLIES SINCE 1933
Mr Roy Galvin commenced business at 452 Murray Street, Perth on the 4th of March, 1933 which was during the great depression era and at that time had one employee which was Roy’s brother Len.
The company had a slow, but positive start and after two years of trading moved premises to 231 William Street, Perth in 1935. On either side of the new location were a butcher, grocer, wicker and a gun smith, all of whom were to be absorbed into the growing plumbing supply operation.
Behind the William Street shop was a brass foundry, Premier Engineering, in which Mr Roy Galvin and Mr Larry Duffy each shared a fifty percent ownership.
Upon the retirement of Mr Duffy in 1967, Mr Galvin assumed full ownership, by which time in addition to producing brassware there was also various kinds of concrete plumbing products being produced.
Galvins continued growth saw the acquisition of other properties, until finally attaining a total area of six thousand eight hundred square metres which was bounded by William, Francis, Lake and James Streets.
The company enjoyed ongoing success at this location until 1990, at which time Head Office was relocated to its current address of #3-5 Sundercombe Street, Osborne Park.
In addition to Head Office, Galvins have also developed a substantial branch network of twenty one stores which are conveniently located across Western Australia from Kununurra in the north, down to Busselton in the South West, and Darwin in the Northern Territory.
|"The ongoing success of Galvins is attributed to our loyal
customer base, of whom there are many thousands, and our
dedicated staff who contribute so much" Roy Galvin
Along with the growing number of stores also came a growth in staff numbers which is now in excess of one hundred and fifty. Whilst numbers have increased it is with great pride that Galvins have maintained the experience level for which it is renowned throughout the plumbing industry.
Whilst achieving phenomenal growth throughout its eighty two years of trading, Galvins Plumbing Supplies has remained a wholly owned West Australian Family Company which has seen a succession of three generations which began with Roy Galvin, followed by John Galvin and is currently with Mark and David Galvin.
|GALVINS EMPLOYEE 25 YEAR HONOUR BOARD||GALVINS STORE OPENINGS|
|Name||From||To||Status||452 Murray Street Perth||Mar 1933 [commenced]|
|Galvin RJ||04.03.33||31.07.84||Retired||231 William Street Perth||1935|
|Galvin LM||04.03.33||04.12.75||Retired||Osborne Park||1953|
|Eves F||04.03.33||14.02.66||Retired||Willetton||July 1972|
|Foley M||09.07.33||04.11.66||Retired||231 William St, Perth||1977 [enlargement]|
|Clarke EM||01.06.39||02.08.64||Retired||Osborne Park||1977 [enlargement]|
|Galvin JR||01.12.49||30.01.98||Retired||Wanneroo||Oct 1980|
|Simms DE||09.10.53||10.09.93||Retired||Bassedean||Oct 1988|
|Newham NF||11.01.54||25.11.87||Retired||Spearwood||Mar 1990|
|Eves RJ||10.10.60||05.05.95||Retired||Pier Street, Perth||Jun 1990|
|Leicester LD||26.01.60||28.01.00||Retired||Osborne Park||1990 [head office relocation]|
|Gorn AJ||31.07.61||24.09.04||Retired||Port Hedland||Jan 1996|
|Matthews EC||31.07.61||30.01.86||Retired||Busselton||Sep 1996|
|Fusco A||11.08.69||13.12.00||Retired||Nedlands||Feb 1997|
|Green PR||13.07.70||Serving||Port Hedland||Jun 1997 [enlargement]|
|Beaton RE||14.12.70||07.07.05||Retired||Kelmscott||Mar 2001|
|Brown GJ||02.03.72||Serving||Karratha||Apr 2002|
|Bock FJ||07.03.72||Serving||Perth - Aberdeen St||Oct 2004 [relocation]|
|Edwards. M||20.03.72||Serving||Mandurah||Nov 2004|
|Bensley GJ||24.07.73||Serving||Broome||Apr 2007|
|Johnston GN||02.12.74||Serving||Welshpool||Dec 2008|
|Gates GF||11.08.75||05.07.03||Retired||Clarkson||Mar 2009|
|McComish LW||12.04.76||31.03.03||Retired||Mandurah||Nov 2009 [relocation]|
|Denkewitz G||06.07.76||11.05.07||Retired||Port Hedland||Mar 2010 [enlargement]|
|Thompson KA||20.07.76||Serving||Bunbury||May 2010|
|Robins RJ||22.11.76||Serving||Karratha||Dec 2010 [enlargement]|
|Lyttle MB||20.01.77||Serving||Geraldton||Apr 2011|
|“The Cleaners”||31.05.77||Serving||Kununurra||Mar 2012|
|Melville JD||07.03.78||11.11.05||Retired||Newman||Apr 2014|
|Tope RG||12.02.81||13.03.07||Retired||Darwin||Apr 2015|
|Bone WD||18.01.83||Serving||Rockingham||Mar 2016|
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