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About Chapman Joiners

Chapman Joiners is one of Brisbane’s most well-respected cabinetry and joinery companies. Over 80 years, we’ve mastered the timeless art of joinery. We use our time-honoured skills with the latest state-of-the-art fabrication machinery to produce bespoke joinery solutions for residential and commercial building projects.

While Chapman has a rich history, we’ve stayed in business because we’ve moved with the times and built on our skills over many years. Our expert joiners are well-known in Brisbane for their work on heritage joinery projects, as well as their proficiency in creating, designing and producing a modern living experience.

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The Executive Team- together we realise your vision.

Derek Overs

Derek Overs


With over 25 years experiences, Derek commenced his apprenticeship with E. Chapman & Son Pty Ltd in 1993. During that time, he has worked extremely hard to learn all the facets of the business, and is now the proud owner of Chapman Joiners Pty Ltd.


John Kidd

Project Manager

42 years experiences and counting. John commenced his apprenticeship with E. Chapman & Son Pty Ltd in 1976. His ongoing contribution to quality workmanship and meeting project deadlines in a timely manner is second to none. He is an inspiration to our younger tradespersons, and a highly valued member of the team.

Kevin Nugent

Kevin Nugent

Design Manager

Kevin joined in 2020 and has 24 years of experience in our industry. A solid surfacer by trade, he holds various certificates in Building. Has managed various projects and is now Chapman Joiners CAD / MicroVellum design guru.

Steven Olsson

Steven Olsson

Workshop Manager

With over 14 years experiences, Steven commenced his apprenticeship with E. Chapman & Son Pty Ltd in 2004 and is an integral part of the Chapman Joiner Family. His primary focus is the delivery of quality workmanship. He is well respected by his peers, particularly the younger tradespersons who gain an immense amount of knowledge under his leadership

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Chapman history

Chapman & Son Pty Ltd. was founded in 1869, and the Chapman name has been one of Brisbane’s respected names in construction ever since. Our joinery and building services traded under one identity until mid-2005 when the Chapman family decided to separate the business to form Chapman Joiners Pty Ltd and Chapman Builders Pty Ltd. You can read more about our rich family history, from the following publication: Work Faithfully performed – A History of E. Chapman & Son Pty Ltd – Builders and Contractors since 1869

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Since 2005, Chapman Joiners has flourished and evolved independently, continuing to provide expertise in the joinery industry while meeting the high standards of architects, builders and construction professionals.

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