Michael Alexandrou and his partner Jacqui have owned Wandin’s gas refill depot since 2006.
In that time, they have built a brilliant rapport with the people of Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
The Yarra Valley is cool in relation to the rest of Australia’s viticultural regions.
As a result, their business is vital to townsfolk and the rural community alike. In homes, gas for heating and cooking, and in wineries for fork lifts and boilers are obvious examples.
So, when a ferocious storm hit the valley on 9th October 2016, the chaos was unbelievable.
Immediately, Michael and Jacqui did what so many of their able bodied friends and neighbours did. They got in and worked their butts off to help those most disadvantaged.
“Thank you so much to Yarra Valley Gas for setting up my elderly parents with a generator and gas. You guys went above and beyond. Mum and Dad are now able to have their heater on after 3 days of no power. Michael is going to turn it on for them again in the morning. Wow! Can’t thank you enough!”
“This guy is awesome. I was freezing cold with no gas and no delivery but Michael came out on a Sunday morning. So polite and helpful and still cheaper than I could get anywhere. He is now my new gas man and I would recommend him to anyone.”
But it was this sign, pinned to the local Community Notice Board, that meant most to Michael, a former employee of “that” gas company:
Yarra Valley Gas is listed on our website. For all your gas needs, simply Click Here and enter WANDIN in the search box. You can ring their number 24/7. They are always busy, so you may get a recorded message.
But they WILL ring you back … that’s a promise.