Grovers Rural Supplies is the Trading Name of Grovers Rural Services Pty Ltd, which is the entity that has purchased the Skipton business of Hewitt and Whitty.
Charlie and his team started business in Skipton in 2015 with the explicit objective to build up a business to serve rural customers in the Skipton and surrounding areas. Charlie started from rented premises in the Skipton township, then acquired one acre of land at the western end of town. In 2016 Charlie built a new warehouse, retail and office building on the site on the corner of Montgomery Street and West Boundary Street where Grover Rural Supplies is based today. The site was carefully planned after review of a number of similar businesses and Charlie’s own experience from the past of what works and what does not. The site is securely fenced, landscaped with native trees and shrubs, with easy truck and B-Double access from both street frontages.
The warehouse is fitted with high level pallet racking, with secure storage for prescribed chemicals, hard floor for forklift operations, a perimeter road and a drive through bay for loading and unloading. At the front of the building there is a retail and office area for display of hardware and smaller items, and refrigerated storage for animal health products. The outside layout area provides secure space for large items and space for plenty of stock on hand and room for vehicles to operate.