About Us

We shared a run down old Queenslander on a rented property filled with ramshackle stables and yards, a trotting track and, eventually an arena fenced with bush timber and a round yard fenced with a strand of wire, both of which I built for herself.

Bruce was a Chartered Accountant and I was a high School Senior graduate who couldn't settle on what I wanted to do.

Bruce loved his Standardbred race horses and I had my Arabian gelding and assortment of other breeds.

Mutual love of horses and the things we could do with them brought us to gether and we married in April 1985.

We competed at the Ag shows, Bruce with his trotters and me with my Arab. I also drove in ladies races at the shows. Back then the Harness racing board would not licence women to drive in registered races.

In August 1995 our son Michael was born and a new chapter began in our lives. Twenty-three years later Michael is a Regional Town Planner, living his own life with his partner Nick and Bruce and I are planning our next stage in life.

Bruce is hot keen on Masters Athletics and I am into all things computer particularly Adobe Photoshop. We both play with the horses and Bruce has learnt to be handy with all sorts of tools.

Together we are a partnership with a great deal of skills in a number of fields and an enthusiasm to use them to help others.

To provide a service that is sought after by our clients and of which we can be justifiably proud. 

To live a life of adventure and to grab opportunities when they present themselves. 

To dance in the rain!

To be the best we can be and to live our lives well and to share our talents. You are never too old to learn and it is never to late to start a new adventure.

Russ Engineering

In June 2017, Bruce and I acquired my family's business Russ Equipment Pty Ltd with our partners Mark and Debbie Ferguson. It was a scary step but it is working out well with the support of some really great customers. 


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