Timber Expert - Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones (Jonesy) has been working in the Timber Industry since 1986.

He began working at Tremont Timber in Bayswater, and worked through a range of roles, from packing OBHW house lots in the yard in the middle of winter, to a “counter jumper” serving builders and home handymen at the sales counter. Stephen progressed to working as a builder’s rep on the road, successfully meeting their timber requirements on demand. He has also worked as a wholesale timber representative, selling timber from sawmills and importers to timber merchants throughout Victoria.

For the last 22 years, Stephen has been the manager of a leading timber and hardware business where he has built his reputation as a “can do” person, focussing on making sure the customer’s needs are met.

During this time, Stephen won a Recognition of Excellence award from the Timber Merchants Association as “Employee of the Year”, which involved nominees from timber industry businesses throughout Victoria.

Now Stephen has moved on to pursue his life-long goal of owning and operating his own timber sales business – Leisure Timber and Hardware.

Specialising in outdoor timber and hardware, Stephen is tapping into his vast industry experience to service a range of clients including fencing contractors, landscapers, decking/pergola builders and home handymen – or anyone who is looking for great advice, excellent service and an extensive product range (which is always expanding).

Leisure Timber supplies only high quality products from reputable sawmills, importers and wholesalers, who have built up a rapport with Stephen over his 29 years in the timber industry.

Away from work, Stephen likes to spend time with his family at Lake Eppalock, water skiing and socialising. He also plays competitive squash and is an avid motor sports enthusiast, with V8 supercars being his passion.