Me­chanic puts down roots

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THE seed that mo­bile me­chanic Ken Schus­ter and wife Susie set down in Mt Perry four years ago has blos­somed into a main street business.

Mr Schus­ter said ex­tend­ing the land­scaped gar­dens on the street front with a coun­cil grant had made a big dif­fer­ence.

“Peo­ple pre­fer to leave ve­hi­cles in a place that looks neat and tidy, which re­flects the care we’re go­ing to take.”

The Schus­ters took on a full-time me­chanic 18 months ago and an ap­pren­tice in Fe­bru­ary.

Next year they will be joined by sec­ond-year diesel fit­ter ap­pren­tice Bryce Dorries, from Monto.

The rib­bon at the open­ing was cut by Va­lerie and Arthur Din­gle, who have al­lowed the cou­ple to op­er­ate the business from their shed for three years.

Mr Din­gle said Mr Schus­ter, a for­mer Cubby Sta­tion me­chanic, ar­rived in 2010 to work from a mo­bile van one day a week, in­creas­ing to four days.

Rather than leave town for lack of a suit­able business space, the Din­gles rented him their shed.

“After not hav­ing a me­chanic for around 15 years, I was not go­ing to let Ken go that easy,” Mr Din­gle said.

Mt Perry Me­chan­ics pro­vides full me­chan­i­cal ser­vice and re­pairs.

“Here’s a fa­cil­ity that’s up there with ev­ery­thing else and we match prices to Bundy,” Mrs Schus­ter said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Mt Perry me­chanic Ken Schus­ter.

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