Meet a Tradie: Jeff Hogues

You’ll often see plumber, Jeff Hogues out walking his dog

You’ll often see plumber, Jeff Hogues out walking his dog

What brought you to Rainbow Beach?

We came out regularly, to get out of the hustle and bustle, that’s what made Deirdre and I buy where we are. It’s the place to wind down, relax and spend time doing things we enjoy.

How long have you lived on the coast?

We’ve owned the property for 13 years, and lived here for two-and-a-half years.

Where were you before?

I grew up in Nambour, but we’ve been in Gympie for 25 years, and raised our four kids there – one girl and three boys. The eldest and youngest live in Gympie, the other two are on the Sunny Coast.

What are your hobbies?

Fishing and the beach – especially with the grandchildren! They’re from Gympie, aged 10, 7 and 2 and they love the beach – and the ‘blow!

What do you like most about your job?

I love working around here, it’s very convenient, you just have to be organised with materials. As well as private and commercial work, the gas keeps me busy, because our restaurants and cafes always have breakdowns. You have to be on the ball and get it sorted.

What is the most important thing about your service?

Being able to fulfill customer requirements – customer satisfaction is very important to me.

Favourite spot on the coast?

From Double Island Point to Inskip and watching the sunrise at Mudlo Rocks.

Find Jeff in the Trades and Services Directory, pages 34-37 or call Jeff Hogues Plumbing Service on 0458 259 418.

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