Warwick leaders given legacy honours
THE long and successful business careers of Bob Lindenberg and Graham Buchner started over 50 years ago.
That's why it is fitting that the pair were accepted into the Warwick Chamber of Commerce's Hall of Fame on Monday evening.
Styan and Lindenberg has been a fixture on King St since 1964, when beginning the partnership with Les Styan.
"We both used to work with the SEAQ as it was known, and started here when they went out of contracting,” Mr Lindenberg said.
"We took over most of the men working there, and started with 12 employees.
"We've wired the TAFE college, hospital and high school over the time, and had as many as 14 or 15 employees.
"We've employed over 50 apprentices. Some have gone on to be tradesman and started their own business.”
As well as contributing to the business community of Warwick, Mr Lindenberg has had a rich history with volunteer groups.
His involvement with the Lions spans almost half a decade, as well as recently stepping down from the Warwick Show committee after 40 years.
Mr Buchner, who has received an OAM for service to the community, helped to form distributing company Redman and Buchner in 1964, before starting up the volunteer Warwick Clean Up Group.
He said the spirit of the Rose City community came to the fore when businesses came together for a selfless gift.
"A number of different businesses rounded up the money to buy me a new $33,000 mower,” Mr Buchner said.
Mr Lindenberg said it was an honour to be included in the Hall of Fame, while Mr Buchner said it came as a surprise.