Three generations of investment in Tailem Bend

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The Hughes family has a long history of providing great customer service to the residents and visitors of Tailem Bend. In 1943, Jeff Hughes, who already owned the local deli, jumped at the opportunity to expand his business portfolio by purchasing the newsagency next door.

For three generations now, Jeff, Robert and Tony Hughes have successfully grown their business portfolio, which includes Hughes Newsagency, Rob Hughes Agencies, a grain supply company, a gas bottle refill service and a number of rental properties.

While Rob Hughes is now semi-retired, he continues to supply a gas bottle refill service to local homes while his son, Tony manages the businesses, including rental properties in Tailem Bend.

‘Buying property in Tailem Bend or renting use to be very cheap when my family began investing in the town. These days there is much more demand in Tailem Bend because of The Bend Motorsport Park being built that property values have increased significantly. I’ve seen a lot of changes in 20 years of operating the family businesses, and we’re going to see a lot more, but to be successful here you’ve got to be honest and friendly with your customers,’ says Tony.

Read the whole story at Invest Coorong

Written for Coorong Realty. Images by Glenn Power

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