Company Director and co-owner, Cheryl Steel reflects on Bamstone’s 40-year history
On the November 11, 2015, Bamstone celebrated its 40th birthday! As a child, I recall the first stage of the Bamstone factory being constructed along with the first diamond blade saw which my father, Don Bartlett, built, designed and constructed himself!
Bamstone’s first contract was for the supply of our local bluestone to the Australian High Commission in Singapore in 1975. Over the years, the factory has expanded with buildings over a dozen times larger than the original. The factory buildings, hardstand storage areas and land now covers approximately 15-plus acres.
Originally we employed around six staff. Today, the company is made up of over 50 skilled and trained employees. Everyone is an important and valued team member at Bamstone. It takes the whole team working smoothly together to achieve what we do.