Use local business or lose it
USE it or lose it.
That’s the warning from Superior Irrigation Services owner Allan Mclucas to the Lockyer Valley community.
He is a sponsor of the Town Proud campaign which is encouraging people to shop locally and support their local businesses.
The family owned business was established in 2004 and sells anything related to water with a main focus on irrigation, servicing the agriculture industry as well as the commercial, industrial and domestic sectors.
Their team is also made up of Allan’s brother Terry and Mark Strohfeldt.
“We believe in supporting local,” Allan said.
“I’m a member of the Lockyer Chamber of Commerce and Industry and that’s one of the main things we’ve been trying to push is supporting local businesses rather than going out of town.
“We direct people to other businesses in town if we don’t have something that they might have and purchase from other businesses in town ourselves.
“If we can’t support each other, we can’t expect other people to support us.”
He has often been left bewildered that people will travel out of town to buy a product elsewhere, when it was cheaper and more convenient to shop in Gatton.
Surviving in a small town is not easy but providing top quality service to customers keeps them coming back.
“We’ve stayed small and that means we can give that sort of one-on-one service to the customers.”
He said the only way to avoid empty shopfronts in Gatton was to back those in business and support any new ventures that pop up in the region.
STAYING LOYAL: Allan Mclucas and Mark Strohfeldt of Superior Irrigation Services.