History of Shinners Plumbing

Shinners Plumbing commenced business in 1953 under the trading name of J. P. Shinners with Jack Shinners the principal with one apprentice.


Jack Shinners commenced work as a 15 year old apprentice with G. L. Godfrey being the major plumbing contractor in Dandenong after arriving from Bendigo to carry out sewer constructions which were commenced in the market town.


Jack completed his apprenticeship with Godfreys and continued to be employed by them as a registered plumber for approx. 20 years.


In 1953 Jack decided to branch out in his own business specialising in sewer connections by then he was very well known in the area, taking on an apprentice from the beginning.


The apprentice (Norm Hughes) was to remain with J. P. Shinners and later Shinners Plumbing Pty Ltd for his entire working life (over 55 years).


With Dandenong growing from a busy market town into a very large industrial and commercial centre with large companies such as  Iveco International Trucks and W.J. Heinz just to name a few, work was plentiful.

Jack employed his eldest son Kevin and eventually Brian and Daryl (2 more siblings) and changed the Company name to J. P. Shinners & Sons Pty Ltd.


When Jack retired at around 70 years of age, Kevin Brian and Daryl took over the management of the business with eventually Kevin’s son (Matthew) joining the firm, another of Kevin’s sons and a nephew have both worked in the business over the years and Jack’s daughter Pam carrying out office work for the business.


Eventually Matthew took over the business in 2009 with the second name change to Shinners Plumbing Pty Ltd with Kevin, Brian, Daryl and Matthew as Directors.


Shinners Plumbing Pty Ltd has clocked up over 60 years of service now and specialises in the Commercial and Industrial Plumbing and has grown in size to employing 11 people in the business.


Having carried out both large and small projects over the years trading almost the length and width of the expanded metropolitan area Shinners Plumbing has an enormous amount of experience built up over the years with commitment and up take of new and modern technologies coupled with good old fashioned service.

We pride ourselves in our communication with our clients at all times and our response times to calls.


Shinners Plumbing Pty Ltd is proud of our long standing Reputation in the Industry and is a proud member of the Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia with Kevin being a current Board Member and Councillor and Life Member.


Shinners Plumbing is committed to the maintenance of high standard in the ever evolving industry and encourages our employees to participate in continuous professional development to keep abreast of new technologies in the industry.