Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Powering to 25 Years Service

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Powering to 25 Years Service

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A COMMITMENT to hard work, quality products and genuine friendly service has proven to be a recipe for success for local husband and wife team Bill and Bette Hobson.

As owners of Burnett Home Energy Centre and Burnett Battery Centre -- Solar Energy, Gutter Cover, Battery, they are celebrating a major milestone today -- 25 years in business.

Looking back on the first year, Bette said they originally bought the business as Bill was looking for a new start in his career and being his own boss appealed to him.

"We started firstly with the purchase of the Burnett Home Energy Centre and then later that year added the Burnett Battery Centre as well," she said.

"As locals and by always keeping an eye on the current trends we realised there was a strong demand for solar panels and stand-alone products such as invertors, regulators and of course batteries to store the power that was generated so added this to the range we were able to offer.

"In order to compliment the solar side of our business our stock increased to include turbo vents and pink batts and we have found that our customers appreciate being able to get everything they need in the one place."

For Bill as a motor mechanic by trade and Bette originally a music teacher, they have showed just how far you can come in business simply by being committed to providing the service their customers deserve.

Given they provide a 24-hour call out service, Bill has been called out more than once during the night but likes knowing that if something isn't working he can fix it quickly.

Bill said with a business such as Burnett Battery Centre prompt service was vital.

"We have won awards for the quality of our customer service in the past and while this is something we appreciate; knowing our customers have excellent products that are working well for them is most important to us," he said.

"Throughout our years in business I have continued to develop my knowledge in regards to our industry but if there is something I don't know I am more than happy to find out. …

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