Founder of Absolut Custom Glass Systems, Gold Coast

Founder of Absolut Custom Glass Systems, Gold Coast

Absolut Custom Glass has been setting up Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast for almost a 10 years. In that time Absolut has prospered 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 numerous high-end clothing outlets scattered from the Sunshine Coast and down to Byron Bay. His early ventures into business were actually in hospitality – owning several cafes and a lucrative Broadbeach restaurant and nightspot.

After developing the fit out for his own restaurant he began to receive invitations to do the same for other places in the area that were enthused with his designs. He realised that this may be his calling rather than hospitality. In the early 2000’s Jason teamed up with a good friend and colleague that happened to be a glazier. He could see there was a space 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 suppliers of materials and finishing 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 four-wheel drive and glass carrying trailer and began to receive referrals from the work that they had already done.

The company step-by-step grew and grew and the business had to expand to be able to please the ever-expanding market. The company survived the global financial crisis of 2009 and the bursting of the property market bubble. Work may have slowed down over that period but the team at Absolut Custom Glass Systems managed to still have enough work. The recovery was slow, but currently in 2017 the business is busier than ever before and now has 3 groups servicing areas from as far south as Ballina and north up to the Sunshine Coast.

This is where Jason’s design skills have been put to good use. There are a great deal of glass pool fence companies on the market and the sad thing is many of them do not put much thought and feelings into how visually appealing the finished job will look. The easy part is construction and compliance when it comes to pool fences. Absolut excels because Jason understands how essential it is that end product adds value to your property and is as least intrusive as practical.

Now, with 3 teams active and a busy maintenance department, Jason still finds time to actually meet every client and suggest the best design tips for all sorts of glass installations. The business 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 company expand from a two-man team to what it is today by giving unmatched service and a high quality product. We are always seeking to innovate and expand, so there could even be other Absolut Custom Glass Systems companies opening interstate very soon.

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