Bushs Blinds has been part of Shepparton since the business was first set up in 1937. Proprietor/manager Glenn Bush believes it could be the oldest of its type in Australia and reminisces on his years with the store.ROB MCLEAN October 25, 2012 3:37pm
Shepparton’s Bushs Blinds epitomises the adage that you are unable to determine the contents of a book by its cover.
The Fryers St store appears to be little more than a retail outlet for blinds and awnings, which of course it is, but step beyond that facade and an interesting story begins to unfold.
The well-appointed store is the retail face of a thriving manufacturing business where up to 13 people, at times, work tirelessly to make the wants and dreams of customers a reality.
Proprietor/manager Glenn Bush has been at the store since he was a young boy, but became deeply involved in the early 1980s when he bought half the business — a business that changed significantly about a decade ago with the arrival of high-tech awning systems.
Bush’s Blinds, apart from about 11 years occupying premises in Stewart St, has always been a Fryers St business; at first operating a further block west and then being just two doors from its present site.
Glenn is unsure, but it is possible the Shepparton business is the oldest of its type in Australia. It was set up in 1937, celebrated 70 years in 2007 and is now edging towards 80 years.
Leo Bush, Glenn’s great uncle first established the company and it has remained in the Bush family ever since — Glenn’s dad, Pat, bought a third-share from Leo when he left the army, Leo’s son Peter became involved and then Glenn bought his half-share in the early ’80s when Peter wanted to leave the business.
Glenn fears he might be the end of the Bush family’s connection with the Shepparton business as all four of his children live in Melbourne and have no particular interest in Bushs Blinds.
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