Who We Are

Format Kitchens team photo

We have the combined experience of over 100 years in the cabinet making industry, with the majority of our employees working with us 10 years or longer, with some starting on the factory floor and progressing up in the organization.

This group of skilled, motivated and loyal employees have built enduring relationships with our clients and any new client is treated with the same respect and dedication.

1984 Humble Beginnings

Our Format Kitchens premises in 1984
1984 Format Kitchens premises

Format Kitchens... now

Our expanded premises, with the orginal building on the left.
2019 Format Kitchens premises

Our Values

We strive to incorporate our values in our service delivery and relationships with our clients and each other:

Quality

We have several check points during the planning, production and installation phases to ensure our products are accurately measured and delivered.

Service Excellence

We endeavor at all times to be responsive to our clients, make suggestions and address any issues that may arise and go the extra mile to ensure kitchens and cabinets are delivered according to schedule.

Affordability

At Format Kitchens, we produce high quality products at fair prices.

Integrity

We rely on our reputation and therefore are honest in our dealings with clients and our staff.

Respect

For us this means self-respect, respecting others and respecting the environment.

Teamwork

Working together and supporting each other to combine our individual strengths to reach a common goal.

Core Team

Dave Austin Format Kitchens

Dave Austin

General Manager
Ray Morel Format Kitchens

Roy Morel

Senior CAD Drafter
David Gemmel Format Kitchens

David Gemmell

Production Drafter
Anthony Brandt Format Kitchens

Anthony Brandt

CAD Drafter
Chris Sullivan (Sully) Format Kitchens

Chris Sullivan (Sully)

Factory Manager
John Lewis Format Kitchens

John Lewis

Site Co-ordinator
Murray Sweeney Format Kitchens

Murray Sweeney

Maintenance Co-ordinator
Malcolm Essler Format Kitchens

Malcolm Esler

Maintenance
Jodi Henderson Format Kitchens

Jodi Henderson

Administration/Procurement
Sarika Van Heerden Format Kitchens

Sarika van Heerden

Accountant
Maurice Suarez

Maurice Suarez

Business Development Manager

Australian Made….

World Class

Community

At Format Kitchens, we like to be part of our community and demonstrate our commitment where we can. As such, we are proud to have participated in three of Wishlist’s initiatives.

  • In 2012, the Ausmar Group built the Wishlist House raising much needed funds to grow a better local service for Coast families needing eye surgery.
  • In 2015, Wishlist’s “The House the Coast Built” was constructed over a 16 week period with the help of over 60 local contractors donating their time, skills and resources. This project raised more than $300,000 for paediatric needs on the Sunshine Coast, including the Fabio The Frog project.
  • The latest house launched in August 2019 and will help families and carers have access to local affordable family accommodation whilst their loved ones undergo treatment, surgery or emergency stays at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

In 2013, Format Kitchens was involved with the “The House for Life Project” which was an inspiring initiative between the Mater Foundation and Plantation Homes, whereby a Plantation home was built and auctioned, with all proceeds from the sale of the home then donated to the Mater Foundation to support Mater Little Miracles.

More recently, in 2019, Format Kitchens was involved in helping the McLachlan Homes team in the construction of a house built for Finn Smith, the bright little boy who is the ambassador for the Royal Children’s Hospital and whose courageous story has been well publicised via media outlets.

It is a humbling and pleasing privilege to be involved in projects like this.

Other initiatives we are passionate about include “Special Children’s Christmas Parties”; Cystic Fibrosis Australia and “The Common Good” – an organization powering medical discoveries and of course – the Kawana Football Club!

The House The Coast Built
Wish List participant
House Heroes Format Kitchens
Format Kitchen's 'House Heroes'

Environmental Responsibility

Format Kitchens is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

  • Where possible, opt for electronic document management rather than printing.
  • Recycle and reuse:  consider recycling paper for internal printing of documents. Print on recycled paper where possible.
  • Turn off computers when not in use
  • Turn off lights when not in use: use energy efficient light fixtures
  • Opt for fresh air instead of air conditioning if possible
  • Construction Waste: disposed of thoughtfully or re-cycled where possible
  • Dust extraction system with industrial bins removed on a weekly basis and disposed of according to Australian regulations
  • Employees always consider and ensure our wastage disposal and environmental footprint is minimized

Our Partners

Hettich
Laminex
Formica
Essastone
Polytec
Lincoln Sentry
Biess
Hafele
Signature Stone
Titus
Northcoast Stone
Surteco Australia