STIHL SHOP Blenheim (formerly STIHL Shop Croads) is the trading name for Croads Motor and Mower Services. It was established in 1994 but has a heritage of operating in the Marlborough District since 1974. In those days, it was a power equipment store owned by Tim and Ann Rutledge. In 1994, Neil Croad & his wife Dianne purchased the company from Tim & Ann. In time, the company was rebranded under the name Croads Motor and Mower Services. Later, David Croad and his wife Julie joined the business. They partnered with a family friend Colin McKenzie and wife Jane to pool their skills and resources in the running of the growing business. In time, David was ready to move on and he resigned from the company. Shortly thereafter, Steve Metzger and his wife Mandy became the new partners in the business. Today, the company continues to be privately owned by the McKenzie and Metzger families. In 2008/2009, after operating from the original premises on Grove Road for almost 15 years, the company invested in a purpose-built facility at our present location on Redwood Street.