From the modest beginnings back in 1985 as Deemah Tiles Pty Ltd, Raymond
Bechara quickly established himself as being able to provide a high level of
personalised service to his ever-growing clientele.
In only its initial years of operation, and with a rapidly growing stone industry in
Australia, the company fused into Deemah Marble & Granite Pty Ltd in 1987 and
soon became the leading stone company in the state of NSW (Australia).
In 1991, Raymond’s foresight highlighted an opportunity overseas, in particular south
East Asia. With the operations well planted in NSW, Deemah Pte Ltd (Singapore) was
established by 1992.
By accumulating a wealth of experienced & talented staff in the industry over the
years, the company has proven that it can successfully compete against other
international stone contractors, evidenced by the completion of many multi million
dollar projects both in Australia and in the overly competitive Asian market.
The team of Project Managers, Estimators, Supervisors and supporting staff, most of
which have been with the company for over a decade, together with the company’s
ability to integrate local trades people & subcontractors, have contributed to the
growth and successful operations of the company both in Australia and abroad.
In 1997, Rhonda & Elias Melhem, both an integral part of Deemah Marble & Granite,
decided to commence their own stone company, Original Stone Pty Ltd, to
specifically target the domestic market and smaller commercial projects from a
diverse group of Builders and Developers. They too, soon established an enviable
reputation in the industry.
In July 2005, Raymond Bechara, Elias & Rhonda Melhem merged to create Deemah
Stone Pty Ltd with the aim in consolidating plant, machinery, resources and staff.
Together, both Raymond Bechara and Elias Melhem have over 40 years experience in
the stone industry and have completed a vast array of projects from a diverse group
of builders and developers.
Works undertaken have incorporated all facets of internal & external stonework,
including stone cladding to high-rise buildings and specialised paving works. The
company has not forgotten its past and is still very active in all types of tiling works
and associated ancillaries such as waterproofing and acoustic membranes. Such work
has led the company to also undertake a significant number of large terrazzo paving
projects for commercial centers.
Due to the company’s disbelief in promoting a specific range of materials, it is able
to procure stone products and tiles from all over the world. The company can be as
dynamic in its procurement as required, sourcing products directly from the quarry
and/or manufacturers. In many cases, it can offer clients alternative materials, equal
to or better than those specified, at considerable cost savings.
Boasting a well-experienced and multicultural workforce, the company has proven
that it can respond to any commercial challenge. The large computerised factory is
equipped with the latest machinery, ensuring consistent quality & productivity at
Over the past 20 years the company’s dynamic ability to diversify to the ever-changing
demands of the building & construction industry, have been the catalyst
for its continual development both in Australia and overseas.