Our past starts back to Lionel Lantry who was supervisor for the paving installation group for Monier Besser (now Adbri Masonry ). Ken Whicker, Lionel’s son in law then started working in the laying of pavers under Lionel’s supervision. Years down the track, Ken and family, Colleen, Tim and Damien purchased the old Outdoor Decor business in December 1987. From there, we have expanded the business to incorporate most facets of landscaping, paving, building & gardening supply along with the addition of a much larger Hardware department for our large customer base consisting of the home owners, DIY, trade and commercial.
In July 2006, we moved to our current location in Port Adelaide which helped centralize the business. The moveallowed us to open up our yard with a new design to allow for more products and in 2008 the involvement with the Thrifty-Link Hardware chain began which helped to provide a superior service to our valued customers with the goal to become a one stop Garden/Hardware shop for anyone requiring goods and services for whatever the project may be.
In 2013 we parted ways with Thrifty-Link Hardware to become an independent hardware store, which bore the department name of Port Adelaide Hardware, still proving an excellent service to our loyal customers as well as increasing the preferred product range required by the local DIYers & Tradies.
In July 2014, Ken decided to retire and Tim and his wife Christine took over the family business, with the aim to keep it as a friendly destination for western suburb home owners and tradies. The business was re-branded Port Adelaide Landscape / Building / Hardware to reflect the nature of the business as well as bring the business into the modern era along with an ever expanding range of products in all areas of the business.
At Port Adelaide Landscape / Building / Hardware (Formally Port Adelaide Garden & Landscape Supplies) PAGALS, our culture is the way we do things, our shared values. We are a family business with nearly 30 years experience servicing our customers in the Western Suburbs. We want to maintain and grow that family atmosphere witin our business.