Regional Roar Podcast Episode 2

In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Melissa Dickfos and Cath Fowler chat with Renee & Todd Fiedler from Fiedler Brothers Plumbing, who hail from Melissa’s hometown Kingaroy. 

Fiedler Brothers Plumbing is a family-owned company and was founded by Todd and Renee Fiedler in 2012.  With a vision to grow and expand they have an established office in Kingaroy and service the commercial, industrial and domestic plumbing markets in south-east Queensland.

In this episode we cover:

  • Todd shares his experience of being born and bred in Kingaroy and Renee moved there as a teenager
  • From apprentice to business owner by purchasing an established business
  • Hasa Todd and Renee felt they’ve been held back by being based regionally
  • Recruitment can be a little bit limiting to grow the team and commercial projects can be limited
  • The advantages of living regionally is all about the small-town connection
  • Are exposed to a wide variety of plumbing which makes more well rounded apprenticeships
  • Owning a business in the first few years is a reality check. So surviving and thriving is a big highlight and something to be proud of
  • Tripled their business since they started and are proud to give back to their community
  • Have an adaptable business and can take teams to other geographic regions
  • When you build a team you want to retain top talent long term
  • Understand what your community wants and needs. And make time to connect with your community and be involved

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