The Roofing Professionals in Sydney – a brief history

The Roofing Professionals in Sydney has rich beginnings…

In the late 1980’s, a colourful Sydney character came up with a business idea.

Create a business and sell it.

He registered the business name “The Roofing Professionals”.  It was too hard to build the business up before selling it. So, he went into plan 2.

Split the business up into 4 and now he had four times the businesses to offload to some unsuspecting buyers.

He was a great salesman and the “Northside”, “Eastside”, “Westside” and ‘”Southside” spin-offs were sold.  He promised ‘everything’ to the new business owners BUT (how did you guess) delivered very little.

Soon, the owners of “The Roofing Professionals Eastside” and “The Roofing Professionals Southside” found themselves on sinking ships. They drowned.

….The businesses did

Somehow, my brother who had “The Roofing Professionals Westside” and Ron who has ended up with “The Roofing Professionals Northside” kept going.

Not only did they survive…. they thrived. They came up with their own business ideas and implemented them well. And they built up a good brand as professional Sydney roofers. Hundreds of thousands of roofs all over Sydney have experienced The Roofing Professionals treatment…..

For decades, there were only two “The Roofing Professionals” operating (as separate independent businesses) in Sydney.

Until recently.

Ron had some health issues and decided to exit. He sold “The Roofing Professionals Northside” to Brad and “The Roofing Professionals Eastside” to Boris. These two guys will now carry on the tradition created by Ron – with fresh energies…

If you want to contact Brad or Boris, Click on the links below:

The Roofing Professionals Northside  – for Brad.

The Roofing Professionals Eastside  – For Boris


What about The Roofing Professionals Westside?

You are here!

When I took over the business from my brother, I languished for a few years…

Then I found my feet.

To find out more about how “The Roofing Professionals Westside” has evolved go to my story.


Websites… a short story

In 2006, when websites for small businesses were in its infancy, I built the original website for  The Roofing Professionals in Sydney. (The current website is a new website and looks quite different from the very original one)

And back in those days there was no facebook, twitter or web 2.0 stuff. Over the years, this website has catered for the needs of home owners looking for trusty, professional roofers in Sydney who were able to repair leaks in their roofs and to replace their aging roofs.

And The Roofing Professionals website has some unique content and will continue to be a valuable roofing solutions source to property owners in Sydney looking for ways to fix their roofs…. but it will mainly be used a a gateway to the three independent roofing businesses.

I built this original roofing website to include Ron, who runs used his own separate roofing business from Artarmon, in Sydney.

Ron has since sold The Roofing Professionals Northside to Brad and he will cover the northern suburbs of Sydney.

Boris has taken over  The Roofing Professionals Eastside brand from Ron and he will be based in the eastern suburbs.

Now, we all have our own websites.

… A little bit more of history.

In 2012, I just felt that the time had come to put up a more modern and dedicated website for my own roof repair and replacement business. Something that is more ‘with the times’ …. and something that I will grow to be the:

The best roofing repairs and roof replacement website in Sydney…

There will be more emphasis on metal roofs, especially colorbond roofs – because I specialise in these types of roofs. I also do repairs to tile roofs, so you will find resources for these types of roof repairs also.

My aim is to make The Roofing Professionals Westside website the premier roofing website in Sydney Australia. A place where you can find the right answers to your roofing questions… and ultimately, the best roofing resource that you can find on the internet…

Meanwhile, the original ‘The Roofing Professionals” website will still be maintained because of its good content and for historical reasons.

There is already a lot of great content on this (The Roofing Professionals Westside) website and more will be added as I find the time,,, So, keep this site on your favourites list.

 

Its not too hard for a small local roofing business to build their own website

building a roofing website in Sydney

The Roofing Professionals website

It is Holiday time in January 2012, and I am spending part of it building a website for my business,,,

In July 2006, I decided that my business needed a website.

Print advertising still dominated the business promotion scene in those days and the Yellow Pages Book was still king.

Intel had just released its first Core duo chip, Google was to buy Youtube later that year, and Twitter had just launched.   Windows Vista was not released until early 2007.  Sony playstation 3 was released in 2006 and the famous Apple iphone did not make the shops until 2007.

Websites in those days were for big businesses and especially global businesses. Small local businesses had still not found much need to put up a website that would have meant a global presence and little ‘traffic’.

I published my website on Microsoft word and sent it off to Sauce  and they coded it and built The Roofing Professionals website. And even though it had quite advanced content management systems, I still needed specialised computer coders to make major changes to my website.

Fast forward to 2012. The Yellow pages (especially the book) is virtually a second tier player in the advertising scene. Google is king. Local search has made Google much more relevant to small local businesses on the web. Everyone has a smartphone and a computer and searches for products and services on the internet. And everyone watches videos on the web.

There are still many small local businesses that have not got a website. If they knew how easy it is to do so and how much benefit it can do for their businesses – they would all be on it.

I am building this Roofing Professionals Westside website using easily available web based resources all by myself. So, I reckon that if I can do it – then it is available to just about everyone else…

And for the small business owner who has read this to the end… you can go to my business mentoring website for additional resources..