|Hurfords is a third generation family business strongly dedicated to the native hardwood timber industry over more than 70 years of trade.
The foundation of the Hurford Group of companies in 1932 occurred when James Hurford was stood down from his job as a foreman/carpenter with the NSW Railways during the great depression. Together with his brother he went into business renovating and lifting houses in the Lismore region.
While he was purchasing timber for himself from a sawmill, James noticed that a pile of rough-sawn boards had accumulated. These he bought and paid the mill to run them into tongue & groove flooring.
By utilising the sawmill's machinery and labour, James had achieved a competitive edge. He saved enough to purchase his own planing machine and began purchasing more local timber. He went on to produce flooring and other hardwood products for sale. His innovative approach of value adding set a course for the Hurford name to grow steadily and strongly in both timber milling and retail over the next 7 decades.
From these humble beginnings, the facilities have been ever expanded to rank solidly alongside both Australian and International competitors. The Hurford Group now uniquely spans across multiple tiers of industry being a primary producer, manufacturer and wholesaler.
The Hurford Group is now a major local employer, having some 100 staff, plus contractors and is a significant contributor to the regional economy. Their service extends to markets across Australia and the world. Showing the rest of the world an insight into the magnificence of the Australian hardwood.
Today the Group Consists of: