Busy time for EJ Northway & Son

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Busy time for EJ Northway & Son

Panorama based builder EJ Northway & Son has welcomed a series of contracts from City of Mitcham over the past few months.

The family-owned plumbing and construction company secured four contracts put out to tender by Council as part of its push to stimulate the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Projects included construction of a new public toilet and paving at Hillview Reserve, Colonel Light Gardens, toilet refurbishments at Blackwood Bowling Club and Sturt Baseball Club at Mitcham and a kitchen refurbishment at Hawthorn Community Centre.

Supervisor Brett Calladine said the work had ensured the company, which has 10 employees, could remain in business after an initial slump in March.

“Things did slow down for a while there because people were nervous, so we were really happy to secure the tenders,” Mr Calladine said. “We’ve been able to support a lot of other local business as well; there is a real flow-on effect.”

EJ Northway & Son was established by Brett’s grandfather Ernest in 1946 and employs brothers Brett and Grant as supervisors, their parents Gillian and Leon as directors and sister Stacey in administration.

The business specialises in property maintenance, general and specialised plumbing repairs, gas fitting, rainwater installations, trade waste and commercial fit-outs.

Caption: EJ Northway & Son supervisors Grant and Brett Calladine at Hillview Reserve, Colonel Light Gardens, one of four projects undertaken for the City of Mitcham since March.