On October 31, 1967, Insulation Industries opened its doors for the first time. Fifty years on and the family run business is still thriving, growing to a team of over forty loyal staff. There’s few firms that can boast 50 years of service, a top 10 of its longest serving staff banking over 300 years of tenure, and a client base that reaches from Port Stephens to the Sydney and beyond.
Originally the contracting division of Bradford Insulation, it was taken over by Donald Gillies and Eric Noack, when Bradfords decided to close their Rockwool manufacturing plant at Clyde Street in Hamilton North. In the beginning Insulation Industries serviced industrial and commercial projects such as BHP Steelworks, Sulphide Corp, Carrington Slipways, vineyards, abattoirs and dairies.
As time passed and the business continued to grow, insulation became a mandatory part of the building code which led to the servicing of the new home and building industry and the development of new types of insulation worldwide.
As the industry expanded so too did the company’s product range, now encompassing roof ventilators ,acoustic products , air conditioning ducting and grilles , translucent roofing products, structural insulated panels and polystyrene sheets.
With a burgeoning sales division they are the local distributors for CSR Bradford Insulation , Edmonds Ventilators , Kingspan Insulation , Versiclad, & Pyrotek Acoustics products.
With a fully equipped workshop, their sheet metal tradesmen are regularly sought out for their ability to make just about anything.
Servicing Newcastle, Maitland, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens, the Central Coast as well as providing specialty products Australia wide, General Manager Mark Gillies comments on the last fifty years.
“We are very proud that we are still locally owned and managed ,we excel in giving customers the correct guidance and recommendations for their projects with friendly staff to answers the most difficult enquiries , we pride ourselves on customer service and repeat business.
“We are also very proud of the 50 year journey we have been on and wish to thank our loyal band of customers who have travelled and grown with us ,without them we would never have been as successful as we are.”
We are also very proud of the 50 year journey we have been on and wish to thank our loyal band of customers.Mark Gillies