We’re a family owned business, with a small team of locals. We know most of our customers by name - if not hobby, habit and humour. Some customers we see daily and it’s a delight to share a familiar banter and a laugh. We love hearing about their project, how the horse ran, how much rain they got and what the missus thought about the new colour? It’s one of the great joys of shopping with an independent.
Our team have all lived in the area for years and are well respected in their areas of knowledge, expertise and interest.
Pete’s a renowned horse trainer, a walking-blog on all things camping, fishing and travelling, and he takes barbequing to a whole new, competitive level. He’s a gifted colour-matcher with paints and he’s our go-to man on all things hardware and stockfeed. If anyone can pull off a logistical miracle for a customer – Pete can.
Ian’s a cabinet maker and Arab horse trainer and breeder. His dog Alex never leaves his side and you’ll always find him asleep amongst the stockfeed – Alex that is. Ian has the immense job of managing our drive-through and steel yard and he never (well hardly ever) has us stocking out, before the next truck arrives just in time.
Mark’s an agricultural scientist and was a competitive three-day eventer in his day. He is extremely hardware-handy and loves innovative new products, (like his new robotic mower at home). He’s passionate about buying local and nothing gets up his goat more than seeing contracts go to outside firms, instead of our talented, local tradesmen. Mark is always interested in what customers are doing, so it comes naturally for him to connect people. When someone says, ‘Dya know anyone who…? ’, well, Mark usually does. He’s our deals man too, with solid advice and a ripper price. When required, he’ll move heaven and earth for special orders, emergency deliveries and stock-out makeups. Between Mark and Pete, logistical miracles are a way of life around here. And that’s the spirit of an independent.
It’s not just a job to us – it’s OUR business.
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