RJC Evans & Co was established in 1921 by the late RJC ‘Jack’ Evans.
Jack Evans was a colourful character. He was admired by all those who knew him for his business acumen and riding skills. Because of this, he often competed in an odd steeplechase as he toured South Australia. This was a minor detour from visiting clients and establishing new business.
For a short period, the firm traded as Evans and Giles, when Jack went into partnership with Ken Giles. The partnership broke up after the Second World War and Jack continued on his own until his son John and Colin Haydon joined the firm in the 1950’s.
John, who headed the company for many years, has fond memories of travelling with his father and mentor. “Dad had a volatile nature, but his employees loved and respected him.” Jack is still remembered to this day by his many clients.
Today, RJC Evans and Co. has continued its strong family traditions and John’s sons, Stephen and Andrew, are partners of the firm.