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About us

David William Custer (the nephew of the American General Custer) came out to Australia as a stone mason where he commenced trading in Sydney around 1892 as an indent agent and importer of marble for the stone monumental industry.

Prior to WW1 the method used for working stone were fairly primitive. At the end  of the WW1 carborundum (Silicon Carbide) was introduced  to the Australian market which Custers become importers and sold Abrasives for grinding and cutting  primarily to the stone trade.

Over the years, Danish white cement was included in the product line as a stock and indent item for the monumental masons.

Swimming pool builders started to use the Danish white cement which Custers imported, mixed with a crushed marble as a liner for swimming pools and the builders demanded  a water line border that could withstand chemicals and sun light and this lead to the inclusion of mosaics as pool borders and lining of swimming pools.

Mosaics (mainly cobalt blue) were imported from Japan and introduced which Custers started to importation into the Brisbane warehouse followed by mosaics from Thailand.

In 1999, after running a successful business in the building industry, Andrew & Lisa Macdonald purchased D. W. Custer Pty Ltd and moved head office to Brisbane in 2003.

From the early beginnings swimming pool mosaics has taken the company to be one of the largest importer of mosaics into Queensland with a range of style, colours and sizes to suit all types of projects.

Our extensive range of glass and marble features are designed in house to suit our customer request and our local market.

We continue to invest in the DWC Tile brand by being exclusive wholesale to our retail customers and working to improve our range, style and design.