Joy and her late husband Doug have worked in the Garden Supplies industry since the mid 1950s. Joy was one of the first female tip truck, and front end loader operators in the Geelong area. Originally selling garden supplies from a site in Fyansford they relocated to the corner of Wattlepark Ave and High Street Moolap in 1973.
After some successful years the business moved again in 1976, after purchasing a larger, higher profile site at 295 Bellarine Hwy, Moolap. This is one of current site’s the business is located, and although a major investment at the time, it provided opportunities for expansion and Joy and Doug worked very hard to ensure the business prospered.
Their five children were now living onsite with them whilst operating a seven day a week business. In 1987 Joy and Doug built their dream home on a property in Clifton Springs where they semi-retired. Joy remains the major shareholder of the company.