About Exe Conservatory Repairs
Started by Leigh and Sarah, Exe Conservatory Repairs is a local company based near Exeter with over 10 years experience in the conservatory, window and door industry.
Our aim is to offer quality repairs and new products at reasonable prices with no pressure sales, just a vast technical knowledge of all of the products and services we offer.
Exe Conservatory Repairs was set up after realising the need for a respected company to trade in the area offering a full repair and refurbishment service. Most other companies just offer a new build leaving people with no choice but to let their conservatories, windows and doors deteriorate.
A little about Leigh
Starting in the 90ís as a conservatory fitter I quickly worked my way up through the ranks to become a very competent conservatory installer.
The company I worked for was based in Exeter but covered the whole of the South of England so I spent a lot of time away from home mostly in the London area. As the company grew I became a main fitter and worked with a labourer with whom I had to provide guidance to, within 6 months we became a very successful team and had a 100% customer satisfaction record with our customers installations, this helped show my employers that I really had what it took to be one of the faces of their company. The company continued to grow and my employers quickly realised they needed someone to manage all of the installers and ordering, I was asked if I would like to be considered and following interview was offered the position. I had also recently had the good news that I was going to be a dad so being able to work nearer to home more often was ideal.
The new role of installation manager came with a lot of responsibility and I knew much was going to be expected from me but I felt prepared for this and ready to put the skills I had learnt over the years to good use. After a couple of months settling into the job role things really started to take shape and I loved my new job, arranging fitting schedules, liaising with customers, ordering all materials, maintaining a fleet of vehicles were all a day to day occurrence. Not long after this I was asked if I would like to take on the role of health and safety management which I agreed to straight away, I took the exams and passed them with flying colours. I also attended a course on use of access equipment and passed the written and practical exam with 100%.
Unfortunately the company started to struggle and my job was no longer safe, I was made redundant and found myself wondering what to do next... But out of every sad story comes a good one. There was no way I could just walk away from the industry after all that I had put in to trying to be the best at what I do so thatís when Exe Conservatory Repairs was started by me and my partner Sarah. Itís all going great so far and we hope it continues to in the future.
A little about Sarah
With a strong educational background in business and accounts I quickly progressed to management level. Following some time at home with my children I now take care of the administrative side of the company.