In 1998 Doug and Glenyss Harvie purchased Super Liquor Greerton and moved to Tauranga leaving their son Brendon in charge of their family farm in Taranaki.
Since then, with the help of their children Andrew, Melissa and Dwight, their business interests have grown to include a second dairy farm, eight more liquor stores in the Taranaki, Bay of Plenty and Waikato regions, and an export business sending products to the Pacific Islands.
Sharp Tudhope's commercial partner Bill Chapman and property lawyer Jenny Glubb have supported them every step of the way, helping with everything from industry legislation, lease agreements, employment issues, and council planning hearings, to family trusts and property settlements.
That continuity of service is helpful for a family business because it's important for legal advisors to understand the full picture of business and personal needs even when doing something as apparently straightforward as writing a will.
"Good legal advice is vital to business survival and our ultimate success. Because Sharp Tudhope provides a full range of business and personal legal services, they're the perfect fit for our family business - a one stop shop. We've found them bloody good!"