Gowan Lea Timbers

21 Runway Drive

Marcoola Queensland 4564

Ph: (07) 5448 8711

Fax: (07) 5448 7106


It’s official – Gowan Lea Timbers is the Best Timber Merchant in Queensland!!


Gowan Lea Timbers has just been awarded the “Best Timber Merchant” in QLD at the recent Queensland Timber Industry Awards!


This is quite a prestigious industry award and hotly contested.


The judges obviously liked what they saw and I think were pleased to see a family owned and independent merchant like us holding our own against the multi-national timber and hardware giants.


Reflecting on how we got to this point, I could point to all the investments we’ve made - to our yard and office, plant and equipment, marketing and advertising, IT systems etc, etc, but I think it’s our people that are our greatest asset and by far the single biggest factor in winning this award.


Let’s face it, we’re all basically selling the same stuff, so our only point of difference is the personal relationships we have with our customers and the quality service we continually strive to offer you.


As a business owner, the only way to achieve this is by surrounding yourself with great people.


Thanks to all our loyal customers for your support of the last 6 years!




Anthony Thomas

Managing Director

Gowan Lea Timbers Pty Ltd



"It comes down to experience more than anything. Obviously we look for competitive pricing, like most businesses; but more importantly, the company wants suppliers and subcontractors who actually know what they are talking about."

Chris Stevenson, Project Manager, Hutchinson Builders

"Supply time on short contract periods was critical and we found Gowan Lea Timbers worked hard to satisfy the project timing and quality requirements. They also provided a proactive and appropriate response to site issues that arose from time to time through the project."

Rob Mowatt, Director and Construction Manager. ARK Construction Group Pty Ltd

"The personalised service we receive is particularly important to us as our project managers know that they will talk to the same person every time they ring, and that they can quickly get a response to urgent requests for material or information."

Bob Longworth, Operations Manager. Calty Constructions