Jason Walsh

Absolut’s Origins, Meet Jason.

Absolut Custom Glass has actually been putting in Glass Pool Fences in the Gold Coast for almost a 10 years. In that time business has developed and grown, but where did it all start?

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 clothing outlets spread from the Sunshine Coast and down to Byron Bay. His early investing’s 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 offers to do the same for other venues in the area that were inspired with his designs. He realised that this could 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 residential glass fencing and balustrade.

This is where the Frameless Glass Pool Fencing business was born and the name Absolut Custom Glass Systems began to spread through the Gold Coast. After sourcing some good distributors of materials and carrying out some jobs for family and friends he decided it was time to change careers and sell up his hospitality interests. It had not been long before Jason had set himself up in the industry with a 4wd and glass carrying trailer and began to receive referrals from the work that they had previously finished.

The business gradually grew and grew and the business had to expand to be able to meet the ever-expanding market. The company endured 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 currently 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 good use. There are a great deal of glass pool fencing companies on the marketplace and the fact is many of them do not put much thought and feelings into how visually appealing the finished job will look. The easy part is building and compliance when it comes to pool fences. Absolut excels because Jason understands how essential it is that end product actually 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 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 increase from a two-man team to what it is today by delivering amazing 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 soon.

Find out more about us and our team at http://www.absolut.net.au or call us on 1300 937 902

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