Simpson’s Blinds was founded back in 1963, when my grandfather Ray and my great uncle George decided to manufacture and retail indoor and outdoor blinds. When they started they were almost the only blind company that far east of Melbourne. Unfortunately George was lost in the early years and it was left to Ray and his wife Pat to carry on. Ray selling and cutting the blinds while Pat did all the sewing, and in their spare time raising four children.
Over the years several staff joined the business and became one of the cornerstones. Reliable, friendly, competent staff members were vital to making the business a success and a stable place of employment. Another cornerstone was Ray’s philosophy ‘sell a good quality blind at a reasonable price and you will have a client for life’ – these are words we operate by today, over 50 years since the business opened. Of course, talking of cornerstones, customer’s, new and returning remaining vital.
After Ray passed away in 1988 my grandmother Pat and Uncle Wayne managed the business. Again relying on the fantastic staff and incredibly loyal clients to continue the family business. After Wayne moved in the early nineties my father Gary joined Pat in running the business. They fought hard as so many did to retain the business during the recession and were successful. In 1995 my father Gary took over the business, when his mother retired, and ran it until 2011.
I have been working full time at Simpson’s Blinds since 1994. Starting in the factory and working my way through sales, installation and management. My time working in different sections of the business has given me high regard for our valuable staff, people like Dave, James, Ann, Bob, Ben, Michael and Emmaline, who have understood how important the customers are and taught me so much.
Today, we still supply quality blinds and service from people who understand what customers want. I do not believe my grandfather would recognize the business today with the huge variation in the blinds we do. However he would understand the satisfaction I get out of dealing with the same clients over and over through the decades.
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