About Clayton's Towing Service
Proudly servicing QLD for over 40 years!
The Clayton's Towing Story
Bill and Mary Clayton hand built their first tow truck in 1970. In the early days the business was operated from Mary’s fathers’ wrecking yard in Petrie Creek Road Nambour. Having one of the first tow trucks on the Sunshine Coast with a power driven winch and revolving flashing lights was very impressive at the time.
After several years of hard work a second larger tow truck was introduced and the first driver was employed. In 1974 Bill and Mary moved to Crusher Park Drive, Nambour with the business operating from the rear of their house. In the 80’s an opportunity opened up for transporting heavy equipment, so Bill hand built a low loader to meet this demand. In fact, most new additions to the fleet were meticulously hand built from the chassis up, in Bill’s carport. Eventually the business outgrew the backyard of the house and moved to its present location at 563 Bli Bli Road, Nambour.
In 1986 Clayton’s were appointed the RACQ Service Provider in the Nambour area. Clayton's Towing continue to provide this service on behalf of RACQ to this day, with the same dedication and professionalism. and since that day have been able to expand this business relationship into other areas of the Sunshine Coast.
In the 90’s Mike (son of Bill and Mary) joined the team and has been heavily involved implementing the latest equipment and technology available to the company, providing the infrastructure for Clayton’s to lead the way in the towing industry.
Clayton's Towing Today
Now with a team of over 100 employees, Clayton’s Towing continue to grow and now service much of QLD (From Gold Coast to Mackay). The fleet has continued to grow to over 100 units despatched from 12 individual depots. Even though the company has grown so much over the last 45 years, you are still able to talk to a “Clayton” when you call. The emphasis on providing quality, courteous and efficient service to customers is as much a priority now as it was when the family took on its first job 45 years ago. Clayton’s commitment to customer service has never been and never will be forgotten.