Hamish and Jo Govan • Ballarat
Jo and Hamish Govan are passionate about timber and furniture. Their passion resonates in every piece they work on in their business, Pamo Industries.
Since forming Pamo in 2011, they have grown the business from humble beginnings in their backyard shed to a workshop and showroom in Ballarat’s historic Morley Mill.
‘Customise. Recycle. Restore’ is the philosophy that underpins the business. The Govans strongly believe in sustainability from both a business and environmental perspective and aim to help our society become less throwaway and more supportive of utilising the extensive range of recyclable materials available to us.
Here’s how they’ve built their business and the lessons they’ve learned.
“The best recycling is reuse and it requires minimum energy to restore something. I’m prolonging that life by restoring it and fixing it and let it be loved for another 100 years.”