…erm…..well maybe not! But in the 13th of August 2013, we are ten years old!
Yes, what originally started as a basic site on another domain in 2000, grew to what you see today after we bought the domain name that everyone wanted in 2003, for ten pounds, which is ironic isn’t it?
Yes ten years of blood, sweat and tears…..well, no blood, but….. anyway, we are still here and what a journey it has been.
We invite you to look back at our progress over the past ten years, including all the ups and downs, what we went through, where we where, and where we plan to go in the future.
We are of course OPEN today, don’t worry, we haven’t got the stage where we are all doing the conga down the road, but rest assured, if you need advice or you want a quote for rendering or house painting, by all means send us an email.
Well, it has been quite a journey to say the least.
When we first started doing this online, everyone else in the textured coatings industry, including manufacturers, said we were wasting our time.
How wrong they were…
Especially as all these people now have their own websites, in fact many are either owned by the same person under fake company names or they are basic sites owned by one man owner operators who undercut us, and other professionals by doing work dirt cheap.
It’s up to you of course, and don’t get me wrong, many of these one man bands are very good tradesmen indeed, but if you want a full back up and support, with award winning customer care, who do you turn to when things go wrong?
Your man down the pub with a Graco spray machine he bought from some gypsies won’t be interested in honouring any warranty when your textured wall coating goes wrong.
Where it all started: In the beginning….
Although I had worked in the exterior coatings industry from 1986, the internet was the stuff of geeks in labs, but around 1999 we saw the potential in this that no one else in our industry did.
First off we had a basic site called www.lubec.co.uk which was one of the first coating websites, and we didn’t take it seriously at the time but started getting quite a few enquiries, so we expanded it, and then bought our domain name www.neverpaintagain.co.uk.
When the enquiries started coming in thick and fast we knew it was time to get a better site so we called Mark Thomas of Carbon Chip media, who was someone I worked with when I was a part timer at B & Q, coypool, plympton in the 1980’s, so we knew who we were dealing with.
He did us a cracking site and basically we built it up from there.
This is what our site looked like in 2003
A bit of a difference eh?
We still uphold the same values and ideals as we did before: Customer centred, helpful and loyal to staff and clients, and above all, a firm commitment to doing the job right first time.
We have seen the housing market rise and fall, and like many companies like us, we have felt the effect of the recession all too well, let’s be honest. In 2008 when the recession started, people stopped re-mortgaging their homes to pay for home improvement, which often paid for itself many times over, however it mean that we lost 50% of our client base!
We have since entered new markets and are doing quite well now, not fantastic but quite well, which in these lean times is good enough for me.
So, cut to the chase; What’s on offer?
As a thank you for our fans and followers, and I mean the ones on twitter too, as facebook (all genuine by the way), the only way we can say thank you is to ….er….. say THANK YOU!
Also if you enquire about having your house painted on the day of our birthday, which to remind you again is the 13th of August 2013, we will give you a massive 40% off painting work to the exterior of your home. This offer is not to be used with any other offer and is valid for enquiries by phone or email ON THE DAY OF AUGUST 13TH 2013.
So why not get in contact with us now by dialling 0800 970 4928 and you must quote BIRTHDAY OFFER to get your 40% off.
We look ahead to hearing from you!