Stan has now lived in the Huntly district for nearly 50 years, firstly dairy farming in the Rotongaro District with his wife Maureen, and bringing up their family of daughters. Stan takes an active part in their education with membership of the local school committee, Huntly College board of governors and member of the Hamilton Education Board, as well as serving on Federated Farmers at both local and national level. In the 1990’s he had the honour to serve as chairman of the Waikato Rugby Union at the time of their success with the Ranfurly Shield and National Championship.
His real estate career commenced with the respected Dalgety Real Estate Ltd in the early 80’s then later joining local identity John Fredrickson in Huntly Real Estate that continued until 1992 when the opportunity arose to purchase the Harcourts franchise which has grown to 5 offices in recent years. Stan and Maureen have sold off 3 of these, 2 of which were sold to their daughter and son-in-law who operate them under the Harcourts banner. April 2008 saw them take on Dallas and John Hodge as business partners and later that year opening an office in Te Kauwhata. Stan’s passion is to assist vendors, purchasers, and their own sales persons achieve their dreams.