40 years in business

The team at Capricorn Screens Awnings and Blinds recently celebrated 40 years in business.

by Khrysti Balanay

Capricorn Screens Awnings and Blinds celebrated 40 years in business in early March.

Whilst the business has been operating since March 1982, Ashley and Trish Pierpoint acquired the locally owned company in 2003 and have been providing for the Rockhampton community ever since.

“It started as Capricorn Screens, but it has expanded to a Luxaflex gallery store and a Crimsafe partner over the years,” their daughter-in-law Jessica said.

The business is currently a family affair, with Ashley and Trish’s son Matthew and wife Jessica working for the company for ten years.

“We are carrying on that family tradition,” Jessica said.

“As a Rockhampton local family running a family business, I think we play our part in supporting others in the region.

“We have a total of 12 other staff members employed in the company.”

Capricorn Screens, Awnings and Blinds carries the most extensive range of internal and external solutions and are the only Luxaflex gallery store in Central Queensland.

“We have been a Crimsafe dealer for 20 years and were one of the first stores to have it manufactured here in Rockhampton,” Jessica said

“We have locals trained to custom make screens and doors here in our Rockhampton workshop.

“All security products are manufactured for each individual’s home.”

Capricorn Screens, Awning and Blinds consider themselves to have a range of products to suit the Australian home, especially when it comes to safety.

“A standard door with a single lock doesn’t meet the standard and is just a single barrier door.

“That’s where you find doors that can be levered open.

“To meet the Australian standard, it must have a triple lock, which is a must for home security.

“People want that sense of security in their homes, so Crimsafe is the popular choice.”

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