THE GAS MERCHANT
Jean Thomas, Thomas Gas
Jean and her husband Adrian started their business from scratch 35 years ago in Aldgate.
“We wanted to provide a good personal service to the people in the hills area. We’ve always tried to help people with what they needed and always pride ourselves on knowing our customers and their family. Because of that, I would have to say the best part about our business today is the wonderful customers we have.”
Having just recently retired from full-time work in the family business, Jean is happy to have handed over the reins to her son and daughter. “My husband and I are still directors in the business, but our children are now the main workers. Plus, just to keep it in the family, we also employ two of our grandchildren part time.”
Away from the business, Jean likes to spend time down at her house at Goolwa and she and husband Adrian are planning a holiday to the UK in May. “We’re hoping to be able to find out something about Adrian’s great-great grandfather.”