Product variety and industry knowledge is a good mix

Keeping local: Cowra Glass Service owner Nicola Hudson and her team encourages community support during tough times. Photo: Supplied

Keeping local: Cowra Glass Service owner Nicola Hudson and her team encourages community support during tough times. Photo: Supplied

The team at Cowra Glass Service pride themselves on simple honesty as well as providing the best possible workmanship to their clients.

Glen Hudson is a fully qualified glazier in all aspects of the glazing industry and having the knowledge means he is the business's biggest asset.

Cowra Glass Service also has a variety of products to offer its customers including glass replacements, showerscreens, windows, door and window screens, commercial shopfronts, aluminium products, mirrors and much more.

I think people have had more time at home as they are unable to freely move and so all those home maintenance jobs, or renovations have become the priority,

Nicola Hudson.

Established in the 1960's, Glen and wife Nicola bought the business in the early 2000's and are entering their 18th year of business.

"Glen originally started working at Cowra Glass with Murray Alchin back in 1996 as a glazing apprentice so we have had ties with the business for over 25 years," Nicola said.

"He didn't always work at Cowra Glass but continued glazing in Canberra for several years before returning and taking the reins in 2003."

Cowra Glass currently employs three full-time workers, one of which is in the second year of apprenticeship.

Together, the team offers valuable industry knowledge and a variety of products, providing the community with trades and services to the best of their abilities.

"The current COVID situation has increased our workload dramatically," Nicola said.

"I think people have had more time at home as they are unable to freely move and so all those home maintenance jobs, or renovations have become the priority.

"We have been very fortunate to not have any industry lockdowns and so we have been able to trade and continue our services throughout the pandemic."

However, there has been trouble with stock availability due to lockdowns elsewhere which has caused stock levels to dwindle.

"We have had some very big delays in getting to everyone's jobs so I try to keep it honest and tell them we will get there as soon as we can," Nicole said.

Community support is vital during this time and the Cowra Glass team encourages customers to shop local by suggesting other businesses in town for products that they might not provide.

Cowra Glass Service also supports Cowra Netball and several local show societies, and are members of the Cowra Business Chamber.

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