Abbey Roofing Specialists have become known for providing a service to their clientele that includes the complete package. Building Ireland found out more from the company’s Managing Director Trevor Smyth.
Based in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Abbey Roofing Specialists Ltd have been in this business since 1974 and pride themselves on glowing reputation for high standards, commitment, reliability and a customer service that is second to none. The company has been under the directorship of Trevor Smyth for the past seven years and, along with Financial Director David Workman, the duo have endeavoured to make sure that Abbey Roofing Specialists has maintained its standing as a firm which carries out projects to a high standard.
From supply and fit, as well as bespoke design and fabrication, they have you covered at Abbey Roofing Specialists. No matter what your roofing needs are or how big or small the project, they can get it done.
The company has served throughout Newtownabbey and the surrounding areas throughout the past 43 years, with MD Trevor Smyth having been on board with the business nearly half that time. The Co Antrim man was good enough to take time from what is currently a hectic schedule to tell Building Ireland more about the company.
“Abbey Roofing Specialists was set-up in 1974 by Alan Kerrigan,” he outlined. “At the minute we’ve 20 staff with a team of up to 60 plus site operatives. I’m the Managing Director and I’m in partnership with David Workman, who is the Financial Director of the company.
“I’ve been working here since 1998 and became Managing Director in 2010. Our team are highly skilled specialists in what they do and we’re one of the first companies to install green roofing products and we pride ourselves on the reputation we have built here.”
Abbey Roofing Specialists are regular recipients of the Contractor of the Year commendation from suppliers such as Kalzip – an endorsement of the company’s consistent quality and professional service. Whether you are building, extending or renovating, Abbey Roofing Specialists Ltd can provide you with a professional roofing service and at a price that won’t break the bank.
Trevor’s first day with the company is fast-approaching the 20-year mark, having first started out with a background in general construction. “I came into this business from the sites,” he stated. “I was a general foreman and went into contracts management and eventually made it to Abbey Roofing. After 12 years I was Managing Director of the company.”
It’s now nearly eight years since Trevor became the head of operations at Abbey Roofing Specialists and the last few have marked some busy times for the company. Many of their projects have been local, as the man himself outlined.
“We’ve been very busy over the past few years. We have secured an awful lot of work locally,” said the Managing Director. “We’ve also been using a lot of cost-saving exercise and working hard to ensure business. We have a small department here for bespoke projects like private houses and things like that.”
At Abbey Roofing Specialists, they deliver a full range of architectural roofing and cladding systems using the latest tools and technology. From roof inspections to roof installations of the highest quality, their team of experts are always on hand to ensure that they provide the clients with a service that is tailored to suit their specifications and budget.
The firm is fully insured and deliver a high standard of service and you can take a look at some of the projects that they’ve undertaken for individual properties, commercial, public and domestic sectors across Newtownabbey on their website (abbeyroofingspecialists.co.uk).
The company have received numerous awards for their work down the years, including a Contractor of the Year gong for their work on the Omagh Fire Station in 2015. The excellent work continues on numerous projects throughout Northern Ireland, and south of the border, as Trevor explained.
“We’re working on several (projects) at the minute,” he said. “We’re working on a new acute mental health facility in Belfast City Hospital. “We’re also working on a sports facility in Dairy Hall for Kalzip Roofing. It’s a complicated bespoke building which started back in May and is on course to be finished in 2018.
“We just recently completed a large distribution warehouse for Henderson Group and we also just finished a development in Abbey Centre in Newtownabbey for Dunne’s Stores.”
Among the companies high-profile clientele are McLoughin & Harvey, Herron Brothers, Woodvale Construction and Tracey Brothers and it’s no surprise either. With Abbey Roofing Specialists a high standard of workmanship and customer satisfaction is guaranteed.
Repeat business has been a key aspect of the company’s success down through the years, so what has been the secret to keeping clients coming back time and time again?
“We have a reputation built up of providing and developing projects to a high standard,” said Trevor. “We can work from the concept to the project’s completion through our vast experience.”
Competitively priced and offering free quotes, it seems choosing Abbey Roofing Specialists first is somewhat of a no-brainer. So what’s next for the company?
“We’ve done a lot of educational, hospital and local council work in the last couple of years. We are looking at ways to develop and expand the company, so hopefully we’ll be doing it again in 2018,” Trevor concluded.
Abbey Roofing Specialists Ltd
The Ferguson Centre,
57-59 Manse Road,
Tel: 028 9083 7423
Email: [email protected]
Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, January 2018, Vol 4 No 1