About Us

Our histroy

R.D. Agencies has been operating in South Australia for over 30 years. We are proud to represent leading Australian brands within the plumbing and bathroom industry, as well as some of the finest European products on the market.

The business was purchased by Peter Barnhurst in 2000 from Ron Ducaine. Peter was very familiar with the bathroom & plumbing having 15 years management experience in the industry.  Peter continually added new products to the company range and successfully grew the company for 10 years until his retirement in 2010 when Tom Barnhurst purchased the business.

Tom Bamhurst has been working in the company for 9 years and owner /operator since 2010. In this time he has continued to develop R.D. Agencies by striving to constantly to improve the products and services offered by the company.

 

What we do

We specialise in the wholesale and distribution of the highest quality plumbing and bathroom products.

For 25 years we have built and maintained valuable relationships and affiliations with leading product manufacturers. Our strong reputation is based on our commitment to adding value to our customers as well as to the brands we represent.

We source and distribute an extensive range of bathroom and plumbing products, including the latest designs and innovations. This ensures we have something to meet the unique needs and vision of every customer.

We also offer the full spectrum of sales representation services, including merchants, builders and commercial specifiers.

 

Always seeking to be better

At R.D. Agencies we have a holistic approach to business for both agency and distributor companies. This is based on sales representation at all levels of the market & warehousing and distribution.  We are continually striving to improve, finding ways to add value to the brands that we represent and to streamline our processes. Our recent improvements include:

  • Creation of a boutique website to create a simple, immediate means of communication
  • Appointment of a local freight distributor in each client region to improve travel time and product supply
  • Diversification of our product offering

We pride ourselves on aligning our company with similar like-minded business who focus on similar core values. We aim to provide quality products which are on fashion at an affordable price with never sacrificing the quality of the product. We have products that are 100% Australian designed & manufactured, or products sourced from the premium factories of Europe and even volcanic limestone from South Africa.

Additionally, you will regularly see our products featured on television shows such as The Block, House Rules and Grand Designs.

 

Who we distribute

We are agents for leading Australian manufacturers, including Unasco and Milena Laundry Units.

We also represent one of Australia leading tapware, shower & accessory companies in Phoenix Tapware. Phoenix founding principle is to develop new products of outstanding quality and originality which was recognised in 2014 with an International IF Design Award

In recent years, we have extended our product offering to include a selection of European brands such as INDA Furniture, Kerasan and TECE which flow beautifully into the hand crafted Victoria & Albert baths and basins.

View our complete product offering here