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In 1986, Malcom and Carmel Petrie purchased the Lonergan’s enterprise in Mudgee, and Petries Mitre 10 started, with just 10 employees.  The business grew quickly, with construction starting on the current premises in Church St in 1992 with the grand opening in October the same year.

 

In 2009, the business continued down the family line with Phillip & Annette Petrie, and Mike & Annette Fergus taking the reins. Phillip and Mike are still the company directors, both working in the day to day operations of the Group. Since then, the business has moved forward in leaps and bounds, growing to a group of 13 sites.

1986

MUDGEE STORE

Mudgee is the birthplace of the Petries Group, started by Mal Petrie in 1986. Today the store hosts our Group Support Office as well as our fantastic customer service team. The store has a busy Trade Centre, stunning selection centre and fantastic DIY offering. The Mudgee store, as all our sites do has evolved to meet the communities needs over the decades.

1986

2003

BATHURST STORE

After 50 years, the O’Leary family sold the Bathurst store to the Petries family in 2003. The Petries built the current site specifically to expand the DIY section of the store, including an expanded outdoor and garden centre and an extensive home and giftware department. Trade sales have remained a priority alongside the addition of a kitchen and bathroom selection centre and a large powertool range.
2003

2008

ORANGE STORE

After purchasing Mitre 10 in Orange from the Payne family, the Petries Group assessed the market and made the decision to convert the site to a Trade Centre, to support the huge potential as construction continued to boom across the central west. The newly converted site is a go to hub for our trade customers.

2008

November, 2010

GUNNEDAH STORE

Acquiring the store from the Gunnedah Co-op, the Petries Group have ridden the waves of drought, flood and fires in Gunnedah over the years. Showing extreme resilience, this thriving store and team continues to go from strength to strength, servicing the large farming community across the area.

November, 2010

December, 2012

TAREE STORE

Originally purchasing the Whites Hardware business in 2012, the Petries group went on to expand their business in Taree with the acquisition of Campbell and Jones Timber and combined the two businesses into one location. There has been extensive investment in this site over the years and the store boasts a very strong and consistent trade business.
December, 2012

February, 2013

PORT MACQUARIE STORE

Trademark Mitre 10 was a company owned store prior to the Petries Group acquisition. A full refit of the store was completed in 2019, bringing store standards to an all time high. Port Macquarie boasts an impressive DIY range, Austral Brick display and an extensive trade pickup offering.

February, 2013

May, 2015

COFFS HARBOUR STORE

After 50 years in the industry, the Bailey family sold Mitre 10 in Coffs Harbour to the Petries Family. Continuing in the long family tradition, the Coffs store has continued to provide a strong trade offering to the market, recently adding an offsite distribution centre to facilitate bulk storage and more efficient delivery services.

May, 2015

July 2017

PORT MACQUARIE DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

Due to the high demand the Trade side of our business was placing on our retail site in Port Macquarie, the decision was made to open a distribution centre to fulfill heavy trade orders off site. Since this change, our deliveries have been more efficient, safe and easy for our trade customers, as well as for our team and customers on the original site. The Petries Group is committed to growing and changing with the needs of our customers and making decisions for our business based on our mission.

July 2017

2019

DESIGN 10 COFFS HARBOUR

After acquiring the successful Accent Bath business from another local family, the ‘Design 10’ concept was rolled out by the Independent Hardware group. After rebranding to Design 10, the team at Coffs Harbour continues to offer an exemplary showroom experience, as well as managing the national E-commerce business on behalf of IHG.

2019

June, 2020

DESIGN 10 ORANGE

Originally intended to be the second Accent Design site, our stunning Orange showroom also underwent a rebrand in 2022 to adopt the Design 10 name. Working closely with builders, designers and architects, Design 10 is an important part of the Whole of House offering the Petries Group is committed to.
June, 2020

July, 2020

DUBBO STORE

In 2020, Petries acquired the successful Dubbo store from the Brennans family. A huge site with a thriving DIY offer, the Dubbo community were quick to show their support. The first focus was to increase the depth of the trade and building supplies department, followed quickly by the addition of the Austral Bricks display and a full refit of the whole shop floor. At current, the store is a fantastic DIY destination, supported by our most recent addition to our Mitre 10 stores.

July, 2020

July, 2022

DUBBO TRADE CENTRE

As our understanding of the Dubbo market increased, we saw a gap in the trade market that we could fill. There was a need for another option and so very quick action was taken to add the Dubbo Trade Centre to our network. With a huge drive through and undercover area for timber, building supplies and consumables, the Trade Centre has been a vital addition to our offering to our Dubbo Trade customers.  

July, 2022

December, 2022

TOTAL TOOLS DUBBO

The newest member of the Petries Group family, Total Tools in Dubbo is an exciting step into a new brand and the future of our business.

December, 2022

Currently the Petries Group employs approximately 350 staff across their twelve stores and support office.

 

As our business rapidly grows, maintaining the family business culture is of utmost importance to the Petries Group. We truly value our team and their priorities, both inside and outside the workplace. Work/life balance is not just a catch phrase, it’s an expectation for our people on every level of our business.

 

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