About Peninsula Home Improvements
Peninsula Home Improvements is a family owned business founded in 1984; a welcome note from Ken Grayson, CEO:
I have worked at Peninsula Home Improvements for over 20-years, working at every level of the business from the ground up. I spent the first couple of years digging and building conservatory bases; from there I have occupied most of the positions at the company from sales to design, to my current role as CEO; gaining a very well-rounded experience in our sector in the process.
As MD for the past 10-years, my aim has been to focus on evolving the then 20-year old PVCu installation company, by diversifying into many other markets including garage doors, glass balconies, eco-extensions and garden pods to name a few. More recently Peninsula has partnered with the high-end German manufacturer Solarlux, who specialise in highly engineered glasshouses, wintergardens and folding doors systems which boast the highest available performance specifications in the world.
Dylan Hulse has recently been promoted to the position of MD and he now heads up the day to day running of the company, which has given me the opportunity to pursue the CEO role; visiting sites regularly and overseeing the whole company without being involved in the operational side of the business so much. This gives me the time to observe and gain valuable insights from customers, staff and the company as a whole, and move the company forward maintaining its values, and continuing its successful evolution.
As a socially responsibly organisation, Peninsula invests heavily in the community, and has won many awards for local arts sponsorships, charitable donations, support for community groups and individual giving. The most recent awards being from the Community Foundation for Wales and Arts & Business Cymru, for our contribution to local charities and arts organisations. It's vitally important for our company that we are seen as a contributor into the community in which we operate, and this forms the heart of our values and culture in a world that's full of corporate greed and ‘all for profit’ mentality. We are proud to be associated with creativity and craftsmanship through all our partnerships and this helps place Peninsula far aside from the regular home improvements company.
Our aim is to further position the company as a market leader offering excellent service and to focus on providing cutting-edge, high-performance and creative solutions to our clients’ needs on the exciting projects that they present us with. We successfully offer a full package of services to our clients, which, on an extension for example, can involve the initial concept design, full CAD plans, seeking planning and building regulations approvals, structural engineers report, full project management of all trades, through to final decoration and clean down. We can even consult on the interior design if required.
Our idea of success is that all parties involved in any contract, which could range from a single pane of glass to a full-blown extension project, walk away from the completed job feeling satisfied that all aims and objectives have been met. The end customer and possibly their architect, and all involved parties at Peninsula should walk away feeling that value has been achieved with each job from all perspectives.
Now in our 30th year of trading, I'm proud to be able to say that this thriving family company that I have taken over from my father and founder has continued to grow throughout the last five years of recession and has been able to self-fund investment into its showrooms and infrastructure. Peninsula is in a great position to step up to the next level of success as the economy and general confidence in the sector grows with it.
We'd like to thank all our many returning customers for their continued support, and also the many new ones who find us through referrals, local architects and our marketing. Without you we'd have no business at all.
All of the team here at Peninsula look forward to an exciting future of improving homes, and hope that if we haven’t already, we can improve yours soon!
CEO - Peninsula