Initially in 1974 the business was started by Ian and Helen Cowe. In 1990, their son Graeme and his wife, Lesley, joined the business, although Graeme had been a partner for some time. However, the family connection is now stronger than ever. Fiona, Graeme and Lesley’s youngest daughter, joined the business in 2012 representing the 3rd generation of the family. The family connections don’t stop there, they continue into the workshop too- Lesley’s brother Kenny and Fiona’s partner Lee.
As for the other members of staff…they feel just like family!
Our family run business has gradually evolved into a one-stop shop for forest and garden machinery. We have many years of experience in the trade and pride ourselves on our prompt and friendly service.
As you can see, it's a hard life being the Border Chainsaw & Lawnmower Services dog!
I'm Nelson, the family dog. I like to sit in the office and watch people coming in and out of the workshop. Sometimes I will come out and say hello (especially for treats!)
If you pop into the store, be sure and look out for me,