Thirty years ago out of necessity, a business was born and sometimes when you are on your last $10 and two little boys to feed you do what you never thought you would have the strength and courage to do. We opened a $25K overdraft, and set out to give Mercedes Benz owners a choice where they can service their vehicles. Theo and I worked hard on the business, 7 days a week for the first few years.
Our anniversary isn’t just a celebration of our success , it’s a celebration of the trust based relationships we have built with our customers, our staff and the Mercedes Benz community in and around Brisbane.
Throughout the highs and lows of running a small business our passion and dedication to making our customers our number one priority has driven us to succeed and this is what our business is built on. This mission still continues today.
After a fire that devastated our workshop in 1993 and pregnant with our third child, we were even more determined to move forward and it took us from our small shed in Deshon Street to our new building in Coorparoo.
In 1995 Andrew joined us from Mercedes Benz Brisbane and became a business partner a couple years later. Andrew’s Mercedes Benz knowledge is unsurpassed and his ability to troubleshoot problems and diagnose issues is remarkable.
We went from pen and paper to computers in 2004… the internet, emails and mobile phones.
Through the 2009 Global financial crisis and recently, the ongoing covid pandemic we kept all our staff onboard. To say we are very proud of this is an understatement.
Static billboards turned into digital billboards. Radio advertising morphed into Spotify advertising. Magazine and paper advertising has evolved into digital and social media advertising.
In 2021, we moved to our bigger and better Morningside workshop which gave us the opportunity to continue the dream, grow and re-energise our enthusiasm to our business.
To our staff, past and current, many family members and friends, we thank you all for your dedication and hard work. We could not have come this far without each and every one of you.
We are grateful and humbled for our thousands of customers who have supported our business throughout the last 30 years. To our current 3000 active customers and future customers, we will keep doing what we have always done, providing a customer centric business for your ongoing Mercedes Benz service, repairs and maintenance.
The AustStar Motors story continues… stay tuned!!