By Tania Phillips
Cattarin’s Mechanical Repairs in Stanthorpe are the newly appointed Briggs and Stratton and Ferris Mower dealers for the area as the long-established local business expands and diversifies.
“We’re the newly appointed Briggs and Stratton dealers and we’re the newly appointed Ferris Mower Dealers,” John Cattarin said.
“We are currently expanding the mower section.”
The business was established 54 years ago back in 1966 by owner and founder Tony Cattarin with John and Suzanne Cattarin taking over in 1986. Dedicated to his craft, John and the Cattarin’s team have built the business on quality workmanship and service to their customers. And they not only sell the equipment but are also there to repair it if things go wrong giving customers a peace of mind that isn’t often found these days.
“When you run a business you have to make sure it’s there tomorrow – you can’t just rely on one thing,” the experienced businessman explained. The tough times that have faced the region over the past few year convinced the family that diversifying and making sure they can continue to trade and serve the local community was the way to go.
“We decided to diversify into different avenues because of drought and all the other different challenges,” John explained.
“We are doing forklift hire, Silvan spraying and farming equipment along with the mowers and an extensive range of both traditional and electric lawncare products.
“We have the full range of Ferris Mowers and we’re gold dealers for Victa Mowers and lawncare products. We’re also dealers for Shindaiwa – Japanese technology and built in Japan. In that range they do everything from blowers to whipper-snippers to chainsaws and a full range of lawncare products as well. “We are pretty much a one-stop shop”.
John said they had gone in with a real commitment to diversify – attracting well-known and respected brands and stocking everything from your normal domestic needs right through to commercial ranges.
“We also do the Billy Goat commercial range of blowers and mulchers – they go right up into commercial range of equipment,” he said.
“And of course, we can cover the servicing of all that equipment with warranty back-up. We sell it and service it – we don’t just sell it and walk away from you, people who buy off us are looked after with good back-up service. We are here for the needs of our community.
Find them at 2 Reeves Road, Stanthorpe or contact them on (07) 4681 1631 and firstname.lastname@example.org.