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This month for our Q&A profile we chat with Joel Davis, owner of Sunshine Coast Hose and Fittings in Kureelpa, whose fast and reliable hydraulic services come with decades of experience.

1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Yeppoon until I was 15, then relocated to the Sunshine Coast to finish my


2. What made you move to the hinterland?

I’m a country boy at heart. I’m a country boy at heart. The hinterland is the best location on the Sunshine Coast. Quiet, peaceful, and within half an hour of everything. Our local township, Mapleton, has a great local community and local businesses. We enjoy all the services the hinterland has to offer.

3. What did you do before running this business?

For the past 15 years, I’ve been a contract Hydraulic Hose Fitter all around central

Queensland. I’ve worked for over 30 mine sites and countless quarries and civil projects.

4. What does a 'typical' day entail for you?

I’m mostly working in a reactive maintenance capacity; however, I am eager to

branch into more planned maintenance/ preventative maintenance work. Each day I

have several leads for work, however, I manage those leads amongst the breakdown

work that gets called through.

5. What do you enjoy the most about your business?

I enjoy building a brand that I can take full credit for. I enjoy being able to make the

decisions that I deem to be in the best interest of the client. Most of all, I enjoy

being home every night to see my wife and four kids.

6. What do you like to do in your spare time?

Whilst I don’t have much spare time these days, I really enjoy working with timber. I

enjoy taking rough-sawn slabs and turning them into something functional and

beautiful. I also enjoy a good shed party and a live gig.

7. What do you like the most about the hinterland?

The space, the landscape, the fresh crisp air, and the people. The hinterland is an incredible place to raise a family.

8. Do you have a favourite quote that inspires you?

The six P’s… Persistence and prior preparation prevent poor performance.

Sunshine Coast Hose and Fittings, 2a Murray Grey Drive Kureelpa QLD 4560 / Phone: 0408 220 503 / Email:


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