Spotlight on Local Business - BESTECH P/L & GUYRA MOWERS & CHAINSAWS

25th Aug 2020

How long have you been in business?Bestech was established in 2005 by my father Charlie Heagney. Anna and I took over in 2011. We started Guyra Mowers & chainsaws in December 2019. Graham and myself are both qualified mechanics so when the opportunity came our way to venture into outdoor power equipment it seemed like the right move.

How many staff do you employ?
Dean and Graham Cameron who has been with us since 2015. Anna does the office work and Charlie still comes in when we get busy

What services do you offer?
We sell new livestock scales & EID equipment and energizers from both Gallagher & Tru-Test. We are also service agents for their products, as well as Ruddweigh products
We manufacture our feedout trailers/mini groupers, weighbridges and customized weighing equipment.
We are your local Husqvarna dealers selling and servicing all of their products
We are dealers for Rover and Cub Cadet garden Equipment selling and servicing their products
We carry spare parts for chainsaws, lawnmowers and garden power equipment including chains, bars, blades, belts & oils

What is the best/worst thing about owning your own business?
The best thing would be seeing customers happy with your work and products

How have things changed since you started?
The technology in the livestock industry is going ahead so fast.

What effects have challenges such as drought, bushfires and coronavirus had for your business?
The drought was hard, seeing the effects on the people we deal with every day. I hope we don't have to go through that again for a long time

Do you get good feedback from your customers?
Yes I like to think all our customers are happy, it's the positive feedback that makes us keep going

Any advice for people starting out in business?
Don't expect it to be easy. If you want something you have to work hard to get it but the rewards will be there.

Final thoughts?

Guyra is a great town and I hope we can continue to provide a quality service for a long time to come.