Husband and wife take over
A YOUNG family has returned to the region and taken control of an iconic business.
Adam and Bec Dullahide had been living in Maryborough and, after visiting family in Stanthorpe, saw Clark's Bearing Centre was for sale.
They thought the business would be a perfect fit for them.
"It was just a chance for a new start and get back to my home town,” Mr Dullahide said.
"I've been away for the past 13 years but decided to come back to the cold country again with my wife, Bec, and four young children.”
Mr and Mrs Dullahide have been in the shop for four weeks now and are focussed on stamping their own identity on the business, while honouring the late Graham Clark by retaining the business name of Clark's Bearing Centre.
"I would like to expand more,” he said.
"While bearings and seals will remain the focus of the business, we still offer the full range of nuts and bolts, pulleys, sprockets and spare parts.
"There's that much of a range, it's not funny.
'We're also introducing a range of quality chainsaws, whipper snippers, mowers, backpack sprayers, hedge trimmers, blowers, etc - namely ECHO and Shindaiwa - with Japanese technology, which offer a five-year domestic and two-year commercial warranty.
"We also provide service and repairs of all chainsaw and mower makes and models.
"Pick up and deliveries are also available.
"We also make and sell Oregon chains and sell a wide range of garden equipment.
"I have a background in spare parts and we've also got a good mechanic to do service and repairs.”
With such a long-standing and respected business within the community, Adam's keen to revive it.
"We feel Clark's Bearing Centre has a lot of potential and we intend to offer friendly and efficient services to our customers.
"We hope people will drop in to say hi and check out our range and that long-term customers will return.”
Adam and Bec want to see Clark's Bearing Centre recognised as a family- oriented business.
"We're excited for the future,” they said.