“I worked for a road construction company (SBS Constructions) that built this workshop in 1978,” says Rob of R.J. Motors Katherine.
“When they finished up, we [Rob and wife Susan] decided to open our own business to give it a go. 34 years later we are still here.”
Meanwhile their daughter Rhianna, who now has her own local fitness business, was born in 1990.
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“We worked for and followed the road construction work all over the territory on road camps and also worked for Hastings Deering.”
Now, “Our business is set up for repairs and maintenance of all diesel 4x4 vehicles, trucks and machinery.
“We specialise in late model diagnostics and all major rebuilds to engines and transmissions. We have contracts with NT Fleet - Department of Defence, councils and also lot of contractors with [their own] diesel trucks and machinery.”
Additionally, “We have been stockists for over twenty years of ARB 4x4 vehicle accessories and TJM 4x4 products. We have a well-stocked showroom.”
They also have a team of nine staff. “Rodney Beane has been with us for over twenty years as my workshop foreman. Jared Webb has been here for over 12 years and Glenn Hughes who started as a school-based apprentice has been here over 11 years. Anthony McKie has also completed his diesel mechanic apprenticeship with us. Poppy Skoutellis runs our office.”
Rob and Susan wanted to close by saying “The Katherine community has been very supportive to us. Over the years we have sponsored various sporting clubs and associations and are proud of being able to be a part of such a thriving community.”
This advertising feature was sponsored by the following businesses:
Car Parts NT - www.carpartsnt.com.au
Auto Pro - www.autopro.com.au
TJM 4x4 Equipped - www.tjmproducts.com
Power Projects NT - www.powerprojectsnt.com.au
Stuart Hotel / Town & Country Butchers - www.townandcountrybutchers.com.au/products
Laser Clinic Katherine - www.laserclinickatherine.com
Katherine Sports and Family Chiropractic - www.katherinefamilychiropractic.com
Blue Eagle Muay Thai and Fitness Katherine - facebook
Little bloke Fitness - www.littleblokefitness.com.au
Mind over matter Fitness Katherine - facebook