HISTORY

For over 107 years, Lanhams has supplied quality building materials and hardware to the local community. Established in 1910 by Walter Lanham, W Lanham & Sons Timber Mill was built on Price Street in Nambour. Enduring the years of depression and war, the business eventually shifted to its current location on Court Road in 1945. By 1975, the business had diversified into being a supplier of hardware as well as timber. It was at this time the business became known as 'Lanhams'

Over 20 years ago the Melville family owned business 'Melco', supplied the local Noosa area with timber and builders hardware. A decade ago it became apparent to Keith, John and Mark Melville that if Melco wanted to capture more of the DIY / retail market they needed a recognised retail hardware brand and it was decided to join the largest Australian independent hardware promotional group, Mitre 10. This move saw Melco expand the offering of builders hardware, introduced power tools, paint, plumbing, and garden making Melco Mitre 10 a one stop shop for our customers.

We had a new site, purpose built, and a bigger better range of products than ever before. Customer’s and the general public received the new store with open arms, as it gave them choice to shop locally with a locally owned company. Opened by Bob Abbott (Noosa Mayor) now Mayor of the Sunshine Coast – the Grand Opening was a huge success! The Melco Noosa site was one of the first buildings to be developed in Venture Drive and certainly the largest, it provided a draw card for other smaller business houses in the estate to increase sales and expand with the Melco store.

Thanks to the fantastic support received at the Noosa store, this gave us the opportunity to expand our horizons. From here another Mitre 10 Home & Trade store was opened in Gympie & Kunda Park.

2008 saw the merger between both the Melco & Lanhams companies, creating an entity that was previously known as MelcoLanhams now known as Sunshine Mitre 10. 

April 2016 we aquisitioned Northern Hardware Group which welcomes Weipa Mitre 10, Mareeba Mitre 10 and Smithfield (Cairns) Mitre 10. 

Then recently in February 2017 we have opened our brand new Kawana Trade Branch.

Combining professional recognition with the atmosphere of business which is still family-run; Sunshine Mitre 10 is a unique company aimed at providing top quality service and range to both trade and retail customers. Sunshine Mitre 10 will continue expanding in the future to meet the needs of clients within the timber and hardware industry.

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