The story that makes us Hartley Plumbing.


Hartley Plumbing was established in 1969 by a then young 24-year-old Graeme Hartley. Graeme was and still to this day remains dedicated to his trade. Graeme was old school, he dug a trench by hand, worked in copper and is meticulous about his craft. You name it and Graeme could either build it, fix it or create it. 

Fast forward many years and in 2007, Graeme hired son-in-law Chad as an Apprentice Plumber.

Chad has learnt the Plumbing trade from the very best in the business and spent 11 years under Graeme’s leadership and guidance.   

Graeme together with his wife Vicki-ann owned and operated the family business until 2016 and now enjoy a peaceful retirement together.

Under Chad’s direction, Hartley Plumbing continues with a long list of happy customers delivering honest advice and the best plumbing solution and outcome for your home or business. 

Chad, together with his wife Kirsti-ann are very proud that Hartley Plumbing has remained a small family business for 52 years (and counting).

Hartley Plumbing is fully insured and licenced.

Public Liability
QBCC Licence
Work Cover QLD

Our Vision

To be recognised by our customers as honest, reliable and ethical while providing the best possible plumbing services to our community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver high quality outcomes for our customers at the most affordable price.


Meet the Team

Chad Leach, Owner/Director

Chad has been in the industry since 2007 and inherited the family business from Graeme in 2016. With excellent communication and relationship skills, Chad has developed strong connections, respect, and trust with many of his return customers.

Chad is a fully Licensed Plumber and Drainer with over 15 years’ experience in the industry.

Chad holds a Certificate IV in Plumbing and Drainage and holds many other endorsements including Solar and Heat Pump, Thermostatic Mixing Valve and Backflow Prevention.

Chad values delivering high quality outcomes for his customers, many of whom he now calls his friends. He delivers exceptional work at an affordable price and is passionate about supporting small local people and business and making a difference where he can in our community.

Kirsti-ann Leach, Director

Kirsti-ann has taken on her role in managing the finance and general administration of Hartley Plumbing since 2016.