Husband and wife team Dwane and Kellie Hanley who run LaserEyes Earthworx are just one of many family owned and operated businesses in Forbes who work tirelessly to provide services essential to the growth and sustainability of small towns in rural NSW.
After working in the earthmoving industry for more than 10 years, Dwane started his own earthmoving business alongside his wife Kellie in 2017. It’s the ‘get up and go’ attitude and strong initiative to put ideas into action that puts Forbes businesses on the path to success.
Dwane is a Forbes man, born and bred, while his wife Kellie moved here 11 years ago. Dwane is the muscle behind the operation, while Kellie assists in both projects and administration of business, all while running her own renovation business and raising their three daughters.
The family business offers large trenching services with their specialised machine, the Ditch Witch, which is used in carrying out large trench jobs for big irrigation on farms. They also do residential trenching with a bobcat trencher for power and water irrigation around the house. They also do shed pads, house pads, post hole boring – ticking those structural requirement boxes that Council often require – as well as tree removal and yard clean ups. Their laser grading attachment ensures 100% levelling jobs for driveways and more. Dwane and Kellie also source landscaping needs such as soil, boulders, stones, granite and metal dust. The excavator, bobcat and tipper truck have all the attachments to meet any earthmoving need.
This is just one example of the important services that small, family run businesses provide. The families behind them are both inspiring and essential to the growth and development of the towns and regions in which they operate.