The red R&W logo is set for a comeback in Hervey Bay, with local couple Dirk and Sally Van Den Heuvel opening a new Richardson & Wrench real estate office.
Like many of their clients, the couple made a lifestyle decision five years ago to settle in Hervey Bay, allowing Sally to reconnect with her family and Dirk to enjoy a sea change that came with the bonus of some of the best fishing to be found on the Fraser Coast.
The couple’s decision to relaunch a real estate business with Richardson & Wrench was driven by the good reputation the brand has enjoyed over many years.
R&W Managing Director Andrew Cocks said Dirk and Sally would have the backing of Australia’s oldest real estate company with the bonus of local brand recognition.
“Community involvement, coupled with integrity and honesty, are values cherished by our network and we are delighted to have Dirk and Sally join us to continue that legacy,” said Mr Cocks.
Dirk and Sally both have a strong network of community connections locally and further afield. In his earlier career, Dirk travelled extensively up and down the eastern seaboard as a senior sales executive for two of Australia’s largest blue-chip timber companies.
It is from his deep experience in the timber and housing industry that he developed his own personal credo which has served him well in life and business – do as you say and say what you mean.
Sally has spent a decade in real estate, and returning to Hervey Bay after a brief absence has allowed her to pick up the friendships and business relationships built up when she first moved to the area in the early 90s.
An accomplished sportswoman, Sally devoted much of her early years in Hervey Bay to equestrian activities, competing in dressage at FEI Intermediate level. Her dressage skills and involvement in inter-city tennis contributed to her once being named Hervey Bay Sportsperson of the Year.