Since opening its door in 1989 Homefab has firmly secured its roots as part of the North Queensland fabrication community.

Our business is built on genuine relationships and a customer centered work philosophy. We thrive on teamwork and adopt solutions based ethic towards challenges and opportunities. We embrace new technology to better both our customer experience and our product evolution.

As part of the regional Australian community we support, educate and sponsor community programs and schools and participate in the strengthening of regional Australian towns and communities.



To be market leaders for the design, fabrication and delivery of high tensile, light gauge, steel framed building components such as steel sub-floors, steel wall frames & steel roof truss systems. Additional packages also available to varying stages of completion. Supplying to building Contractors, Owner Builders and Remote / Rural Councils for the Construction and Housing Industry within all Cyclonic Regions of Australia.


Home-Fab lives a purpose greater than profit.

  • We contribute to local economies through our team and community philosophy:

    • We employ locals, support the business of local builders and purchase material from local businesses
    • We contribute to and participate in local and remote community initiatives
    • We support work experience, school awards and education programs
  • We take the stress away from home building:

    • Going the extra mile to make the build journey easier for clients and builders
    • We invest in the latest technology to help our customers make more informed decisions when designing their home
  • We bring a ‘can do’ attitude:

    • No job is too hard
    • We welcome new ideas
    • We embrace innovation to improve outcomes and experiences.
  • Our homes are good for the planet:

    • Green smart homes and recycled steel.



Steel is the building product of the future, no question about it. We love steel because of the ability for owner builders to take control and save a dollar. We love seeing creative builders, architects and draftsmen shape creations only achievable with steel. We love watching remote communities feed their economy by applying the Homefab DIY Construction System to create new skills and industry within their communities. We love steel.


Brian is one of our managing directors who spent 10 years of his youth growing up in Bamaga and Yarrabah. Brian and his wife, Trish, have an indigenous family background with strong ties to Lakefield National Park, Hopevale and Djabugay – Kuranda. They have five children and the whole family is very active within the sporting and youth sectors of the community.

Homefab commenced an Inaugural Indigenous Award for Industrial Skills at the Mareeba State High School to encourage Indigenous students to want to become involved in the Industrial field and gain skills.

Owners / Managing Directors

Mrs. Peta-Maree Broadley

Managing Director

Accounts Manager/ Marketing / HR

Long Term Employee since 2007 – Owner since 2015

Cert IV – Business Administration/ Cross Cultural Awareness Cert/ OH&S Cert/ WPH&S Cert

Supervisory Skills Level 1 & 2/ Staff performance Appraisals / HR Truck Licence

Appointed Member Qld Government – Manufacturing Ministerial Council – 2017-2019

Mr. Brian Cater

Managing Director

Head of Welding

Long Term Employee since 1994 – Owner since 2015

Qualified Tradesman Boilermaker/ Supervisory Skills Cert/ QMI Supply Chain Management/ HR Truck Licence/ Construction WPH&S White Card

Mr. Benjamin Bolen

Managing Director

Project Liaison Manager

Long Term Employee since 2009 – Owner since 2015

Associate Degree Building Design – CQ University/ Cert III – Business Admin/ HR Truck Licence/ Construction WPH&S White Card

Managerial Team

Mr. Glen Ritchie

Estimator / IT

Long Term Employee since 2006

Bachelor Information Technology/ Oracle Certified Associate/ Java SE 7 Programmer/ Key program writer for Homefab’s Infoframe Software/ Diploma of Leadership and Management

Sam Broadley

Samantha Osborne

Sales Executive

Part-Time Employee – since 2017

Cert III – Hairdressing / Previous Owner of own business

Cert II – Business Administration/ Cert II Hospitality

Customer Service Course / Risk Management / OH&S / Supervisory skills Level 1 & 2

Social media advertising certified

Production Team

Mr. Jason Cater

Production Team Leader

Long Term Employee – since 2004

Cert III Production and Processing Systems

HR Truck Licence/ Forklift Ticket/ Construction WPH&S White Card


June 9, 2020

We decided on steel frame construction using Homefab for our new house in the Whitsunday region based on a recommendation from friends. We could not be happier with the outcome! We found the Homefab team to be professional, easy to work with and the final product to be of the highest quality. Homefab was able to create the house components accurately from our architect’s plans and final assembly on site was straightforward with the team being very responsive to questions as they arose. All in all, a very positive experience.

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