Ashley and Ross went on to qualify in carpentry together but, after both attending Croydon College, they took different routes. Ashley took to a role installing and surveying shutters and Ross worked in more of a mainstream carpentry role, working nights on the Underground hanging doors and more.
After some time, Ashley decided to join Ross working nights but found himself reminiscing on just how much job satisfaction he received from surveying and installing shutters. He would consistently tell Ross that the client interaction and satisfaction made the job far more enjoyable.
With this in mind, as well as the free time that the boys had available during the day, they decided to start fitting shutters, and eventually took a leap of faith to start their own company. The salary was far less but the passion and job satisfaction proved to be so much more rewarding.