30 Jun LOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE – Gladstone Garden & Landscaping Supplies – Danny & Marcena Cashman
What is your business?
M: Gladstone Garden & Landscaping Supplies.
How long have you been in business for?
M: The business has been around for 25 years, but we have owned it for just over 12 months.
What products and or services does your business supply?
M: We have a range of Garden & Landscaping supplies. We have organic compost, potting mix, sand and gravel, garden soils, turf mixes for top dressing or underlay, decorative pebbles, garden mulch, woodchip and much more. We are also agents for APEX Masonry, and we are looking to expand our range into the future.
We have a fully licenced potable water carrier, and we do Bulk Haulage, earthworks and excavation as well.
What is the best thing about being in business in Gladstone?
M: We really get to know our customers, which is great.
D: Being able to provide quality products that create a difference in the market.
What would you say to someone considering launching their own business?
M: Do your research, it’s tough in Gladstone now. You need to be prepared to put in the hours and the finances.
D: Commit 100%
What is the highlight of your time as a business owner?
M: The highlight would be the day I was able to give up full-time work and commit to the business.
D: A highlight for me would be bringing variety to the market. We don’t just provide straight from the quarry; we blend soils and can customise mixes to suit our clients requirements.
Tell us one thing people don’t know about you or your business?
M & D: That we are here!
M: It can be hard to get the message out! We provide quality products, it really isn’t just dirt, quality matters when it comes to soil.