Tyler’s Rural celebrates 30 years of business

BUSINESS MILESTONE: Agronomist Ash DeClifford, manager Karl Hendy and hardware manager Kelvin Tyler acknowledge how their business has grown in the last 30 years. Picture: Anthony Piovesan

BUSINESS MILESTONE: Agronomist Ash DeClifford, manager Karl Hendy and hardware manager Kelvin Tyler acknowledge how their business has grown in the last 30 years. Picture: Anthony Piovesan

Tyler’s Rural started with two brothers at Rupanyup in 1988 and since then purchased hardware stores at Stawell and Murtoa to become a prominent franchise in the area for 30 years. 

The business celebrated the milestone on Friday and owner Kelvin Tyler said it was a huge achievement. 

“It all started with myself and my brother Adrian and now we employ up to 14 people,” he said. 

The farm supplies and hardware store is in its fourth year at the town. 

Mr Tyler said the business branched into the Stawell township to reach more agronomy clients. 

“There are a lot of agronomy clients in this area,” he said. 

“So the move into Stawell was to make it more convenient for them, because some of them were having to travel about 60 or 70 kilometres to reach the other two locations.”

Mr Tyler said after a “tough” first year of business at Stawell, sales were steady. 

“It hasn’t skyrocketed, but it is steady and we are finding there is more and more demand,” he said.