Taminda businesses in the spotlight

GOOD SPORTS: Craig and Jodie Mearns have been operating Calibre Country for two-and-a-half years and sell different brands and calibre of firearms.
GOOD SPORTS: Craig and Jodie Mearns have been operating Calibre Country for two-and-a-half years and sell different brands and calibre of firearms.

HERE are highlights from some of Taminda’s best businesses.

First up is Calibre Country, which has just helped raise $2130 for drought-stricken farmers.

Owners are Craig and Jodie Mearns.

“We were able sell some of our products with 100 per cent of the sales going to Aussie Helpers, a charity supporting our farmers,” Mrs Mearns said.

“With our great customers and suppliers, we raised $2130.”

The Mearns have been operating Calibre Country for two-and-a-half years and employ six staff.

Mr Mearns has many years of hunting and shooting under his belt.

“Here at Calibre Country we sell a number of different brands and calibre of firearms,” Mrs Mearns said.

“We cater for all shooters from air rifles right up to the high end shooter.

“We have an assorted array of ammo with great deals on bulk buys. We have you covered for all of your firearms related items, safes, cleaning gear, eye and ear protection, gun bags, caps, knifes, hunting gear and loads more.”

Some of the staff are members of the local clayshooting club, while the shop sponsors some of the clubs.

“We have an amazing community and surrounds, our customer base is widespread and diverse; we get to meet a lot of great people,” Mrs Mearns said.

“Our business is based on integrity, dedication and attitude, our customers are our motivation.”

For more information, phone 6762 5318 or visit calibrecountry.com.au.

Just Spas and Outdoors Tamworth has one of the largest range of Australian-made spas and swim spas on display in Northern NSW.

“We stock only big brands such as Signature Spas, Cyclone Spas, Bullfrog Spas, Leisurerite Spas, along with a large range of pool and spa chemicals,” Lynn Abrahams said.

She owns the superstore with partner Brett.

They have been operating Aquanorth Pumping and Irrigation since 2006, initially with one spa in the back corner of the shop.

“Then in the past 18 months we decided to extend the spa and pool business into a new showroom,” Ms Abrahams said.

“Our team will help you find a solution from point of sale to delivery, to help you achieve your dream of owning your own spa or swim spa in your backyard, deck or patio, to create your own personal oasis.”

Mark Curran and Sam Towler manage the spa and pool sales and are trained in servicing and maintenance.

“Spas and swim spas have a range of benefits besides relaxation and entertainment, including wellness benefits such as improving circulation, hydrotherapy, in aid of relieving muscular spasms, and create positive mindfulness,” Ms Abrahams said.

The team is celebrating after Just Spas Tamworth won the award for best spa install for 2018 at the National Just Spas awards last month. For more information, phone 6762 3033.

Harvey Morris Motorcycles is the authorised dealer of the Sea-Doo, which is the world’s No 1 personal water craft.

The Sea-Doo line-up covers 16 models in the range and every level of riding, from entry level rec lite models starting at $6990 to the recreation models, tow sport, luxury and performance models.

Sea-Doo has introduced significant improvements.

“To give consumers maximum comfort, the new improved models have a smart reconfigurable rear seat that transforms the watercraft into an on-board living room where two people can face each other for a picnic,” Harvey Morris Motorcycles co-owner Margot Morris said.

“In addition, Sea-Doo has installed a waterproof Bluetooth audio system so riders can enjoy their favourite playlists on the stereo while relaxing on their PWC. 

“There is also improved storage to allow people to enjoy longer periods on the water. 

“The storage includes a waterproof, shockproof compartment for a phone with USB charger.”

Find out more about the complete product line-up, including specs and pricing, by phoning the team at Harvey Morris on 6765 9008.

Established in 1946, the Brown and Hurley Group commitment to the Australian Road Transport Industry spans more than 70 years.

Brown and Hurley is a family owned Australian company employing close to 400 people, with nine branches located throughout Queensland and northern NSW, from Tamworth to Townsville.

Brown and Hurley are the local premium heavy transport suppliers of Kenworth and DAF. Brown and Hurley staff know the customer and operator needs to keep their valuable asset on the road, so they provide strategically placed branches to service customer requirements, giving access to parts and state-of-the-art diagnostic and repair equipment in their workshops. 

Brown and Hurley supply parts for all makes of trucks and trailers, with more than $15 million in parts on hand and close to 15,000 line items in stock. 

The group sets the benchmark for truck dealerships in Australia.

Daltrak Building Services has been trading in the Tamworth area for almost 30 years.

“We build new homes, extensions and renovations,” managing director David Stevenson said.

“Daltrak is a member of the ‘preferred repairer’ panel for a number of insurance companies for residential and rural work.

“We also carry out office fit-outs and have completed a number of large projects in schools and other public facilities.” 

Daltrak employs up to six carpenters and a painter, as well as administrative staff.

“We have access to quality drafting, engineering, certifying and other specialised professionals, enabling us to offer clients a complete package.”

Mr Stevenson said he enjoyed working closely with local customers who in many instances had given Daltrak repeat business because of their personal service and quality of workmanship. 

“Over the years we have had the opportunity to support many sporting clubs, charities and fundraisers,” he said.

For more information, phone 6765 9455.