20th Anniversary - Time to Celebrate !
FAMILY BUSINESS : Co-managers Shane (left) and David Comerford outside the Edward Street business.
As written in The Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser February 12, 1998:
THEY'VE been in business for 20 years and it's time for celebrations at Noel Comerford's Auto Parts, Paint & Accessories. The locally owned family business employs local people and specialises in providing quality service to the Riverina and South West Slopes.
The staff at Noel Comerford's Auto Parts, Paint & Accessories have always prided themselves on providing good service and professional advice. During the past 20 years, Noel Comerford's has grown into one of the largest parts, automotive paint and accessories stores in New South Wales.
FAMILY TRADITION : (from left) David, Noel & Shane Comerford in 1990 inside the store.
family affair since '78
Noel Comerford's Auto Parts, Paint & Accessories has been a family-owned business since it was established.
Noel and Maria Comerford formed Noel Comerford's Auto Parts, Paint and Accessories in 1978. At that time the company employed four staff - Noel, Maria, their eldest son David and Mac Knight from Ardlethan. Shortly after, local policeman Bernard Nix was employed and remained with the firm for 10 years.
Through the following years they saw the business grow and grow.
With careful planning, modern techniques and friendly, efficient service, the business has become one of the most advanced parts and accessories outlets in New South Wales. The growth of the business has been attributed to the traditional ideals of long, hard hours of work and a genuine personal interest in customers, which deems good service natural.
ABOVE: Maria & Noel Comerford started the business 20 years ago.
Bigger ... and better
IN 1981, Noel Comerford's Auto Parts, Paint and Accessories expanded and relocated to a bigger and more modern premises at 366 Edward Street. The large showroom at the west Wagga Wagga premises is ideal for customers who want to take their time looking around the spacious display area. Parking is no problem with ample room at the front and rear.
Computerisation came to the business in 1986 and this was to ensure continued expansion, better and faster pricing, ordering and service. The company has grown to employ six staff.
Another of Noel's sons, Shane, joined the firm in 1988. He is now co-managing the store with his brother David.
Joining the business in January 1991 was Jill Sutherland. Jill looks after the office which includes accounts, stock receipting and computing. Joining at the same time was Shane Whyte who is a specialist parts interpreter looking after sales and paint mixing.
Noel Comerford retired at the end of 1994.
In April last year Heath Brown started. Heath looks after deliveries, counter displays and packaging.
Being a direct distributor for some 50 manufactures reflects the confidence these people place in the firm.
Comerford's large stocks, good overnight service, prices and quality have played a big part in the expansion of the company. Overnight carriers are used, meaning next day delivery is almost always possible.
All towns and cities in the district are included in it's sales area, which generally operates within a 200 kilometre radius. Areas covered include Griffith, Henty, Tumbarumba, Urana, West Wyalong, Yass and Young just to mention a few. In addition, there are sales representatives on the road nine out of 15 days.
Noel Comerford's Auto Parts. 366 Edward Street Wagga Wagga
huge range of quality brands available now
NOEL Comerford's Auto Parts, Paint and Accessories is located at 366 Edward Street, near the Moorong Street roundabout. All major credit cards are accepted with EFTPOS facilities available. The company offers a huge range of quality brand names you can trust. It also sells genuine Holden and Ford parts and panels.
When you deal with Noel Comerford's you are dealing with a family who are well respected both in the business and private sectors, having serviced the Riverina and South West Slopes for more than 20 years.
The products Comerford's sells to it's customers all carry the factory warranty applicable to that part. Most carry a 12-month or 20,000-kilometre warranty. The company's huge range of suspension parts exceeds most original equipment warranties and has an impressive two-year or 40,000 kilometre warranty.
Automotive paints are mixed on the premises to customer requirements. Acrylic, enamel and two-pack paints are available. Brake disc and drum grinding is also performed to bring back the original finish which ensures good, safe braking. Noel Comerford's Auto Parts, Paint & Accessories has such an extensive range of parts, paint and accessories you'll be sure to find what your looking for. If you can't find it in the store, they will do their best to get it in for you.
Noel Comerford's is a strong supporter of local events. The company supports the Murrumbidgee Turf Club, The Wagga Trots, junior rugby league referees and local sport to mention a few.
In 1996 the business won a Tidy Towns Streetscape award and that same year the organization was a finalist in the Outstanding Business Awards. So if you're looking for automotive parts, paint or accessories, look no further than Noel Comerford's.
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