Our Team Members are the heart and soul of our business.
DeMar Timber & Hardware is a family business owned by Alan and Myriam Webster. Employing over 15 staff members, each industry trained and experienced, DeMar has built an outstanding reputation by providing a level of personal service unparalleled in the industry. Senior staff, including hardware manager Ron Chambers, sales manager Liz Webster and timber manager Mark Martin, have 15 to 40 years of experience each in the industry.
Mark Martin Timber Manager
With close to 40 years in the timber industry, Mark is DeMar's resident expert on timber. Handling all of DeMar's timber ordering he is also the first (and favourite!) point of contact for trade customers. Mark is renowned for sourcing the best deals at the best prices for both builders and home renovators.
Ron Chambers Hardware Manager
Over 30 years of experience with timber and hardware more than qualifies Ron as DeMar's 'hardware specialist'. As well as managing DeMar's entire hardware selection, Ron is a favourite amongst the DIY market; with an endless supply of sound and practical advice for every home improvement project possible.
Liz Webster Sales Manager
Having worked at DeMar for close to 20 years, Liz is not only a seasoned timber and hardware expert, she is also the unofficial 'DIY Queen'. Renovating two homes has given Liz a wealth of DIY know-how; she is continually in demand from DeMar's DIY and home renovator clientele
Myriam Webster Managing Director
Myriam has owned the business since 1984 and along with actively managing the business, she sits on the committee for the Timber Merchants Association (Victoria's leading, not-for-profit timber association recognised by Industry, Unions, State and Commonwealth Governments since 1883). She also campaigns against State Government land tax increases and has featured in both the Herald Sun and The Age.
Chris Jepson General Manager
With a degree in computer engineering, Chris left a lucrative computer software job to join the family business. He has worked at DeMar for close to a decade and is the logistical brain behind the operations.
Nicole Jepson Office Manager
Running a very tight ship, Nicole has been in charge of DeMar's back-end and finance department for the past 20 years. She rules the roost 'behind the scenes'.
Alan Webster Director
Alan, along with his wife Myriam, have been proud owners of DeMar since 1984. Alan has worked extensively in the hotel industry, is a qualified mechanic and has over two decades of experience in the timber trade. Alan is now retired but still calls in regularly to catch up with staff and customers.
Graham Gannon Yard Supervisor
Graham has been with DeMar since 1993 and is practically part of the family. He oversees all the outside yard operations and ensures everything runs smoothly.
Paul Webster Account Manager
More than 10 years experience lends Paul, the youngest member of the family, quite a wealth of building, timber and hardware knowledge. He is expertly skilled on the forklift and timber machinery and holds a heavy vehicle (HR) licence.
Andrew Michael Timber Sales
Andrew is the newest member of the DeMar team and joins DeMar with extensive timber expertise, with a particular specialism in timber panels. Andrew also hand crafted detailed timber furniture for many a year and is fast becoming a favourite amongst DeMar's woodworking clientele.