It’s been three years in the making but the time has finally arrived for Tyson and Nicole Gordon of Valley Enterprises to cut the ribbon on their brand new premises at U2/63 Basedow Road, Tanunda.
What started as a modest fencing and rural supplies business out the back of Burings Road in 2016, has fast expanded into the ultimate “one stop shop” for anyone in need of fodder, rural and equine supplies and transport, and now, after a merger with Grocke Loam, Sand and Metal Supplies, landscaping material.
“It’s a solution based business for rural hobby farm people,” said Tyson.
“We are just trying to offer as much as we can under one roof.”
The grand opening will stretch across three days this week, June 13 to 15, and will showcase the business’ extensive range and new facilities.
Representatives from Prydes, Evolution Animal Care, Nemtek, Bremick Fasteners, and Olive Pip Co. will be on hand to share their product expertise, with grand opening specials on offer.
There will also be a John Deere 6 Volt Ride On Gator to be won each day of the three day event.
And while customers are busy soaking in the atmosphere, they can warm up with a free ‘Hot n Frothy’ coffee at selected times. Children won’t miss out on the fun either, with free pony rides available on Friday afternoon and Saturday.
It’s been all go at the Basedow Road complex since the business relocated on New Year’s Eve from their temporary Walden Street premises.
Tyson has been incredibly grateful for the support from customers during the business’ transition.
“The customers have been really patient in waiting for us to get to this point,” he said.
“Moving from shop to shop, it’s not always easy to maintain that customer base, but it probably just proves that we’re on the right track in what we’re doing… The customers we’ve got seem to be really loyal. I think they’re enjoying the service, the experience, watching the growth.”
Tyson and Nicole are pleased to be able to keep the business operating in Tanunda, offering locals competitive prices and an alternative to travelling further afield.
“As much as we’re here to build a successful business, at the end of the day it’s about supporting your local people and just giving them another option
from what they previously had,” Tyson said.
“Our service level I think represents locals supporting locals. It’s important we go over and above for the local guys.”
Another way Valley Enterprises is making it easier for home and land owners to get their projects done is extending their opening hours beyond the regular five day week.
They are open 8 a.m until 5 p.m. every week day, and 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
“Especially for that domestic market, they can still get their jobs done on a Saturday,” said Tyson.
“Whether it be garden beds or top dressing the lawn, or we sell roll out lawns so if they need to put their turf in… There’s just so many options for them when they come down here,” said Tyson.
The team are really proud to be able to officially open Valley Enterprises on Basedow Road, and look forward to welcoming customers, old and new, to the event this week, and beyond.
“At the end of the day, it is to help everyone,” Tyson said.
“To source their products at a competitive price, and the service level to make sure they feel good when they walk out the door.”
Tyson can be contacted on 0439 377 933.