About Us

Ison & Co Pty Ltd is a wholly Australian owned company. Ison & Co Ltd was incorporated in Nowra. The Directors, have an extensive background in Timber and Hardware retailing, gained in part from years of experience as employees of Ison and Co Pty Ltd. Ison and Co Pty Ltd now operates four stores which stock quality products supplied by both Australian and International manufacturers.

The company has four Directors, a Human Resource Manager and six administrative staff employed in the Head Office, four Store Managers, four 2ic’s, two Purchasing Officers and at least forty other full time sales persons and twenty other employees such as crane drivers, and delivery drivers who deliver daily to customers as well as delivering to the company’s other stores. There is a maintenance person between each of its branch stores and between two and five casual part-time sales assistants who are rostered to cover peak sales times and allow full and part time staff to have breaks.



The Head and administration office is located in the offices on the first floor and the ground floor of the building housing one of its stores in Bridge Road Nowra. A second store is located at South Nowra which is the biggest complex, with other stores located at Sanctuary Point and Huskisson.

The company has identified possible services such as contract service agreements with the usage of cranes and the supplying of metal, soil and sand.

Management Experience

The company has a management team. Below is a brief profile of the senior managers.


Margaret Prott, John Ison, Michael Ison and Philippa Loadsman have all had the experience of starting with the company from an early age after leaving school. These people have become Directors since the passing of their father in the middle 90’s.

John Ison oversees the sawmill, with more than 50 years experience working with timber. Michael Ison has 50 years experience in charge of the vehicle fleet, supervising customer deliveries as well as the crane section.

Margaret Prott and Phillipa Loadsman have for many years supervised the company’s accounts and administration.

Date of Establishment

The name, Ison & Co Ltd was registered in 1921 and after that date went on to be incorporated on 30th June 1959.

This date of establishment shows that the company has survived through the depression years and the recession years to present time.

Currently of competitive nature to any opposition, the company is still finding that it can progress in areas where the opposition is demanding and not so demanding.


Ison & Co Ltd was established with a sawmill at Nowra in 1917 and was only selling timber.

The company now has four stores, one in the centre of Nowra which caters for a wide population of surrounding growth areas north of the Store and from within the CBD. There is adequate parking within the company’s grounds.

The store at South Nowra, which is the biggest of the four stores, is situated on the outskirts of Nowra town and provides for most of the areas south and east of Nowra. This store has ample parking and caters for truck parking.

The other two stores are situated at Sanctuary Point and Huskisson, and service the population from the surrounding areas such as Vincentia, Huskisson, St George’s Basin, Basin View, Erowal Bay, Old Erowal Bay, Hyams Beach, Falls Creek and Jervis Bay. These stores have ample parking.

Contact Ison & Co

Nowra »
Phone: 4421 7555

South Nowra »
Phone: 4421 4288

Sanctuary Point »
Phone: 4443 0236

Huskisson »
Phone: 4441 5970