FRAMELESS GLASS POOL FENCING & BALUSTRADES, GOLD COAST, BRISBANE & BYRON BAY
Absolut Custom Glass has been setting up Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast for almost a 10 years. During that time the business has flourished and grown, but where did it all kick off? Absolut began with Jason Walsh.
Jason grew up on the Gold Coast with his family being involved in the fashion industry. His family had lots of high-end clothes outlets spread from the Sunshine Coast and down to Byron Bay. His early investing’s into business were in hospitality – owning several cafes and even a lucrative Broadbeach restaurant and nightspot.
After developing the fit out for his own restaurant he began to receive offers to do the same for other locales in the area that were awed with his designs. He realised that this might possibly be his calling rather than hospitality. In the early 2000’s Jason partnered with a friend and colleague that happened to be a glazier. He could see there was a void in the emerging market of domestic glass fencing and balustrade.
This is where the Frameless Glass Pool Fencing company was born and the name Absolut Custom Glass Systems began to spread through the Gold Coast. After sourcing some good distributors of materials and completing some jobs for friends and family he decided it was time to change careers and sell up his hospitality interests. It wasn’t long before Jason had set himself up in the industry with a 4×4 and glass carrying trailer and began to receive referrals from the work that they had already finished.
The company gradually grew and grew and the business had to extend to be able to satisfy the ever-expanding market. The company overcame the global financial crisis of 2009 and the bursting of the property market bubble. Work may have reduced over that period but the team at Absolut Custom Glass Systems managed to still have enough work. The recovery was slow, but right now in 2017 the company is busier than ever before and now has 3 crews servicing areas from as far south as Ballina and north up to the Sunshine Coast.
This is exactly where Jason’s design skills have been put to great use. There are a lot of glass pool fence companies on the market and sadly many of them do not put much thought and feelings into how visually appealing the finished task will look. The easy part is building and compliance when it comes to pool fences. Absolut excels because Jason understands how important it is that end product adds value to your property and is as least intrusive as practical.
Now, with 3 teams on the move and a very busy maintenance department, Jason still finds time to actually meet every client and reveal the best design tips for all types of glass installations. The company may have expanded to meet the demand of glass balustrading and pool fences, but Jason still treasures this human element. Jason Walsh has seen his business grow from a two-man unit to what it is today by delivering amazing service and a quality product. We are always seeking to innovate and expand, so there could even be other Absolut Custom Glass Systems companies opening interstate soon.