In 1978 Brian John Howes established BJ Howes Pty Ltd. The business began trading as a scrap metal merchant, buying and selling scrap out of the old Lisarow packing sheds. Furthermore, The BJ Howes Group head office, and first of 5 store locations still remains at the original Lisarow premises today.
Over the years the business evolved into a Metaland franchise. Fast becoming one of the largest industrial suppliers on the Central Coast & New England region. The BJ Howes Group is no longer a scrap metal merchant. Now specializing in the supply of steel products, industrial gases, welding and industrial supplies. Consequently, the business now services a broader range of markets from the home handyman to multi-national mining companies.
Today the business is owned and operated by Brian`s two sons Michael and David Howes. They continue to operate under the same family values that Brian built its foundations on – Honesty, Loyalty, Quality and Service.
The BJ Howes Group employs over 40 staff across 5 locations. BJ Howes Metaland Lisarow & Charmhaven on the Central Coast and Avro Metaland Tamworth, Gunnedah and Armidale in North West NSW. Each individual business prides themselves on the company slogan “Don`t Drop The Ball On Quality”, providing quality products, services and advice.
BJ Howes Metaland & Avro Metaland stores have products and solutions to get the job done right and fast! Stocking everything from steel, welding equipment, gas and safety gear to abrasives, power and hand tools, storage solutions and cleaning gear, all at the one location.
Each store has dynamic layout for a fast, safe and easy shopping experience. Ample car parking, an undercover drive thru and spacious showrooms are standard across all our locations. In addition, each store offers a range of services including delivery, cutting, oxy cutting drilling, flashback testing and galvanizing. Our Gunnedah branch also make customized farm gates
Support & Sponsorship
BJ Howes Metaland Group support a number of local schools, sporting clubs and charities via sponsorship’s, donations and product support. We have a proud partnership with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and the Ourimbah Wyoming Football Club.