Custom Plumbing Services Pty Ltd began its operations in 1979, when Ted Kearney and John Stephens decided to pool their resources and establish the company. They focused mainly on plumbing maintenance and minor commercial plumbing and drainage installations. In 1985 Custom Plumbing Services Pty Ltd built workshop facilities in the industrial suburb of Fyshwick to centralize its administration and storage requirements.

During the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the company continued its successful expansion to become a medium sized contractor installing hydraulic services into large commercial and industrial buildings and small home unit development’s. By 1995 Custom Plumbing Services Pty Ltd employed 12 qualified tradesmen, 4 apprentices and 2 office staff on a permanent/part time basis.

A change in company direction in 1996 saw John Stephens become the sole director. During the next 8 years further expansion took place with its focus mainly on large home unit developments and government buildings. Its workforce increased to 1 supervisor, 10 qualified tradesmen, 4 apprentices and 1 permanent office staff.

Early in 2004, Tony Maybury joined the company as an equal equity director. Tony brought to Custom Plumbing Services Pty Ltd experience which allowed it to focus on large home unit developments, commercial and industrial buildings, fit outs and some of Canberra’s most valued infrastructure.

In July 2010, Wayne Philp became a shareholder within the company and joined forces with Tony Maybury. Wayne brings a wealth of experience in major commercial/industrial projects.

Today our depth of experience and structure is targeted to allow us to provide competitive tenders in all facets of the hydraulics industry.

Key personnel within the company have combined experience of over 80 years, namely;

Wayne Philp (Project Manager) has been involved in the installation of hydraulic services to large commercial projects as a Project Supervisor throughout NSW and the ACT and joined the company in January 2005. Wayne has advanced into Project Manager/Directors position and is responsible for all project operations. Wayne also brought to the company many years of experience having been involved in the installation of hydraulic services on major commercial/industrial projects throughout New South Wales and the mining industry in Western Australia and more recently as a Project Manager in the ACT.

Company Information

Custom Plumbing has recently completed terms with its employees until September 2023. The document called the “Collective Agreement 2020 – 2023” was certified by the Fair Work Australia.
One of the features of an agreement certified with the Fair Work Australia is that it allows Custom Plumbing to bid on Government and semi-Government work that requires compliance with the National Code of Practice.

At the end of 2017 we employed 40 staff members including plumbers, trades assistants, plant operators, apprentices, foreman, supervisors, and office staff and foresee further expansion in the future.

Our main customer base Includes:

  • Government Buildings
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Nursing Homes
  • Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Schools

Custom Plumbing has a large array of plant and equipment including the following:

  • Backhoe
  • Excavators
  • Containers (secured)
  • Gang Boxes (secured)
  • Small Tipper
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Veiga tools
  • HDPE welding tools
  • Ramset drills
  • Power tools
  • Ladders and leads
  • Survey Equipment

We Specialise in the following…

  • Commercial Hydraulics
  • Unit Developments
  • Refurbishments
  • Fitout design & Construct


Featured Project

Aviation House
Total Hydraulics Package for 8 storey office building including siphonic drainage and high pressure gas.

Serving the Nation’s Capital for over 45 years