Gary David Foster founded the company of “Hunter Valley Steel & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd” in 1978.

Gary envisaged a further need for the supply of Steel & Engineering products in Maitland & the Hunter Valley area. After a successful career in Sales & management in the Steel Industry, Gary used his expertise to start his own business appropriately named “Hunter Valley Steel & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd“.

The business began staffed by Gary & his partner Maree, in a rented building at 46 Green Street, Telarah. A delivery vehicle and a Fork Lift truck were the first purchases made and soon after, the first employee joined the team in 1979.

By 1982 the business had expanded quickly & staff members had escalated to six permanent employees. A new delivery vehicle was also added to the fleet and the major upgrading of all company accounts with a computer system had taken place.

A Singleton Branch was established at Hambledon Hill, Singleton. This branch soon began providing a good proportion of the company’s trading. 

In 1988, “Telarah Lite Fab” merged with Hunter Valley Steel. This added a new dimension to the company & made way for light Fabrication to be a part of the business.

Industrial land at 44 Green Street Telarah was purchased to make way for future expansion of the Maitland branch. Land was also purchased at Maison Dieu Rd Singleton for future business expansion of the Singleton Branch.

The New Maitland Premises was completed & ready for business in 1989 & the Singleton premises later in 1994 both brand new buildings gave the business a new look & the possibility of further expansion. 

The company also accepted the BOC Gas agency, soon after the new premises at Maitland had been opened. This meant expanding & diversifying the range of products kept by the business. The agency still remains as an important part of our business today. 

Gary & Maree’s Children Geoffrey & Jennifer & Russell, have all Chosen to join & stay with the Business in 1985, 1989 & 1990 consecutively. Between them, lies over 40 years experience in Steel Sales, fabrication, Administration & Finance. All three became Directors of the company in 1995.

Hunter Valley Steel began as a family owned & operated business & still remains the same today. In 2003 Gary & Maree Foster relinquished their share holding & ownership to the three remaining Directors Geoffrey Jennifer & Russell.

We, the current directors are extremely proud of the founders of the Hunter Valley Steel and their dedication, commitment & achievements during their 25 years in business.

We, the directors also have the same business dedication & commitment as our predecessors & are very proud of the family business we own today.

From its humble beginnings, Hunter Valley Steel & Engineering Supplies has grown & developed into a successful company that is now 30 years young. We look forward to the continuation of that success for our company’s future.