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About Rosebud Plaster Pty Ltd

Rosebud Plaster Pty Ltd is well known throughout the Mornington Peninsula for supplying a full range of plasterboard, plaster compound,  associated tools and accessories and fixing or repairing plaster for the professional builder or handyman, home renovator or Do-It-Yourself enthusiast.

Our History

Rosebud Plaster Pty Ltd (was formerly known as Victoria Fibrous Plaster) has been established as a family business  and has spanned across 4 generations of the Fellows Family.  There is a very good reason why the company has been successful since the end of WWII. s.  We supply quality products along with helpful advice and expertise to assist our customers.

“If you look after your customers they will always come back, as well as recommend you to their friends” – Ray Fellows, Rosebud Plaster, Dromana (Vic).


Ray Fellows has been running the business successfully for over 40 years and  now has his son Troy is involved together as a father and son team.

The Fellow Family members and are well-known and liked throughout the Mornington Peninsula and involved in many of the local community and sporting events and activities.


 Ray Fellows – Owner Director

Ray Fellows - Director of Rosebud Plaster, Dromana (Vic)

Ray Fellows – Director of Rosebud Plaster, Dromana (Vic)

Ray’s Fellows has been associated with the plastering trade for over 40 years. The business was established by his Grandfather, Uncle & Father over 70 years ago.

Today, Ray Fellows together with his son Troy run the business as a father and son team, since the retirement of his father Charles Fellows (Senior) and the sad passing of his son Charlie Fellows (Jnr) due to a tragic accident.

 “I believe in helping our customers as much as possible.  It’s irresponsible to make a sale without providing the necessary instruction and technical support”

– says Ray Fellows, who still echoes his father Charlie’s sentiment and spirit of doing business.

Ray believes “Even in this age of rapid transformation, you still need to maintain the good ‘old fashioned’ values when helping customers”.

He believes that this attitude has formed the basis of their successful business and partnership over the years with his father and now his son.   Ray likes to spend time with his customers, especially the Do-It-Yourselfers, explaining and showing them how to install plasterboard.

 Troy Fellows – Partner & Son

Troy Fellows _ Partner Rosebud Plaster _ Dromana Vic

Troy Fellows _ Partner Rosebud Plaster _ Dromana Vic

Troy Fellows  successfully completed an apprenticeship in the occupation of Wall and Ceiling Liner in 2008 from Holmesglen and now works with his father Ray Fellows at Rosebud Plaster.

Encouragement Award – Holmesglen

Troy was awarded the Domestic Housing Encouragement Award from when completing his training time at Holmesglen.  He celebrated his achievement with his employer and Father, Ray Fellows. Troy is the fourth generation plasterer in the Fellows household. His grandfather, Charles Snr (84), father, Ray (47), and brother, Charles Jnr. (20), all work for Rosebud Plaster Pty Ltd, a family business established 30 years ago. Charles his brother was also in his last year of apprenticeship, at Holmesglen.

 Ray could not have been prouder of his two sons and their achievements, expressing his gratitude to Holmesglen for the training it has provided his sons: “I cannot praise Holmesglen any higher for the help, advice and skills taught at your campus. It has given our two sons Charles and Troy a great future”. (2008)

Read about our ‘Special Dedication to Charlie” here.

The logic behind this time-honoured approach is obvious.  “If you look after customers they will always comeback, as well as recommending you to their friends,” said Ray.  “Also, they soon realise that they can save between 40 and 50 per cent on the cost of a job by buying through us direct,”


Our Family and Business History

Business was not always so assured and predictable in the beginning… Ray retells the story from his father Charlie, “When my father and my brother George came home from WWII, the three of us started producing fibrous plaster in the factory in North Richmond,”

Charlie recalls “In the early days there were times when we had to go without wages for ourselves so we could pay the men who worked for us.”  Charlie’s original company, Victoria, Fibrous Plaster, made all its own plaster sheets and cornices, and ultimately went on to become one of the biggest plaster firms in Victoria.  In later years, when CSR introduced Gyprock® wall board, the firm brought it for resale.

Ray joined the plastering business in 1976 and Rosebud Plaster Pty Ltd was formed, opening at its current location in the Dromana Industrial Estate in Dromana.  Ray became responsible for quoting and selling plasterboard on site, while Charlie retained control over the estimation and supervision of jobs until his retirement.  The father-son partnership worked well because “we’re best mates”, Ray recalls.

As a young man Charlie was a footballer, who played for Richmond Districts and took up golf at age of 45  and played regularly, teeing off with Ray regularly each week at the Rosebud Country Golf Club.

Ray recalls that Charlie boasting a handicap of eight, and had long given up hope of beating him.  ‘Dad’s one of the club’s straightest hitters,” he said “He just doesn’t make mistake.”

Ray Fellows and son Troy Fellows, run Rosebud Plaster Pty Ltd, situated 10 Collins Road (Cnr Brasser Avenue) in the Dromana Industrial Estate, Dromana. Vic. (Aust) 3936



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