About Us

AJ Barber has been at the forefront of dental surgery design and construction for more than 30 years. Standing for quality and craftsmanship, the proudly family-run firm is passionate about providing high-quality bespoke dental surgery solutions throughout Sydney and New South Wales.

With a proven track record as dental fitout specialists and supported by highly-skilled team of licensed tradesmen, AJ Barber is a name you can rely on for high-quality specialist dental surgery fitout that will make your business a success!


Our Team

TONY BARBER – Director

After completing his carpentry and joinery apprenticeship, Tony spent several years working on large-scale residential property developments, before deciding to launch his  business with his wife, Joy. The company evolved over years, from residential joinery projects, into areas as diverse as manufacturing shoji screens and kitchen design. Tony embarked on his first dental surgery project in 1987 and has never looked back.

In his spare time you will find Tony on Lake Macquarie trying his luck at catching a fish!

JOY BARBER – Director

Joy completed her training as a Dental Assistant after finishing high school. In 1987, when the dentist for whom she was currently working part-time wanted to build a new surgery, she suggested husband Tony for the job. She was then juggling the roles dental nursing, project managing the surgery construction and raising two children. Joy continues to handle the administration of the company.

If Joy is not in the office, you can guarantee she is globetrotting!


BEN FOX – Site Foreman

Ben commenced his apprenticeship with AJ Barber in 1993. After a brief time working on domestic projects, Ben re-joined the company some 15 years ago and is now employed as the site foreman/project manager. Ben is married to Tony & Joy’s eldest daughter Katie Fox.

Ben is a great cook, on his days off you will find him watching a gig or at one of his three children’s sporting matches!


KATIE FOX – Project & Design Manager

Katie, Tony & Joy’s eldest daughter joined the company in 2002. Having worked for seven years in marketing, Katie decided to pursue her passion by completing a Bachelor of Colour and Design at the School of Colour and Design, Australia. Katie then worked as a freelance colour and design consultant for several years before joining the family business as our in-house designer and project manager.

When Katie is not at her computer, you will find her chasing her energetic black labrador, Koda, around Sydney’s Northern Beaches! 


STEPHEN DESSAIX – Carpenter & Joiner

Steve joined AJ Barber in 2006 as our full time carpenter and joiner. Steve and Ben work closely together on each job to ensure they are completed to our same exacting standards. Having attended high-school with Ben, they are like surrogate brothers!

When Steve is not on-site you will find him spending quality time with his wife Karyn and two boys, at one of Sydney’s idilc northern beaches. 


EMMA GODFREDSON – Marketing & Communications Manager

Tony and Joy’s youngest daughter, Emma, has a degree in graphic design and background in marketing. She was the design lead for the company rebranded in 2012.

Emma recently moved to the Sapphire Coast, she continues to work remotely as our part-time marketing & communications manager.

When Emma not in her studio you will find her exploring the untouched beaches of the South Coast.