April 2020 marks the 30-year business anniversary for Paarhammer. Tony and Edith would like to thank everyone who has shared their journey over the past 30 years, especially their talented staff and tradespeople, reliable suppliers, and the clients who have trusted them with their projects. Read about their trials and tribulations as well as major achievements, milestones and stand out projects in a downloadable booklet and enjoy following their journey.
Paarhammer started in 1990 as Design and Handicraft Furniture in a small rented garage, making fine furniture and European style kitchens. 1991 the business moved to a small factory in the Ballan Industrial Estate and employed their first apprentice.
When the owners Tony and Edith Paarhammer started to build their own home in 1991, they could not find the energy efficient tilt & turn windows and lift-slide doors they grew up with in Austria. Tony's background included window making, hence this was the start of what should become a successful business venture.
In 1996 it was decided on the name change to 'Paarhammer' - the surname of the owners as a sign that they stand fully behind their products - and the business became a company. Several extensions to the original factory were put on as the business grew.
For the 20th business anniversary in 2010 Paarhammer moved to a large purpose built factory which was extended twice again since and now spans 4500m2, and includes the latest in CNC machinery and even a spray-painting robot. With water, light and waste management and powered by the sun, it is also sustainable.
Many awards were received and new products and product ranges developed. A great team of dedicated and long serving staff manufactures award winning windows and doors for energy efficiency and bushfire safety which are now delivered Australia-wide.
After 30 years the company is going from strength to strength and the owners son Thomas has joined the family business to lead it into the future.