By the early 70’s the business branched out into garden supplies and began to use earthmoving machinery – bobcats and loaders. Boom time in the 70’s led the business to expand further – the fleet of registered trucks and machinery numbering near 30. Number 19 Hall St was also purchased around this time – the business still running from the rear of the 3 adjoining properties. At this stage Ken took a more active roll in the running of the business, while Ian and Peter carried out cartage.
As the business expanded, the need for more space meant the houses had to go. The area was declared light industrial by the council and the first house to be moved was 19 Hall St – which was transported to Sunbury around 1980. The second house to go was 15 Hall St in the late 80’s – demolished by one of the company’s bobcats. In approximately 2004 the last house was demolished. The office then moved to 21 Hall Street and this remains to be the case today. The business, which became a company in the mid 80’s, now has over 25 registered vehicles and employs 24 full time staff. The fleet of vehicles now includes trucks that vary in size from 2 cubic metres to 20 cubic metres, a bin truck,3 bobcats and an excavator.
In March 2010 Ken and Ian decided to retire after many years of hard work. The business is now owned and operated by Peter Fulton and his wife Sonja, along with the assistance of James Vincent, Allison Thomas, John and Michael Said.