It’s all about me!
Who, in 1978, would have thought that I would have made my way in life as a surveyor specialising in dampness and decay in buildings? I certainly wouldn’t and it was by a quirk of fate that it happened at all!
Having wasted over five years of my, (I should also admit), and my employer’s time on an apprenticeship this cheeky young man found himself working, for a friend as a Plasterer’s Labourer. When the same friend informed me that he was packing in the plastering trade I found myself redundant and not really knowing what I was going to do. My friend had been offered a role as a cavity wall insulation installer, along with A.N. Other who, as luck would have it, didn’t show up for the job. My friend, when asked if he knew anyone who may be up to the job, gave my name and 1 week later I was interviewed, whilst being driven in a car from Salisbury to Wimborne, by the Service Manager of Rentokil’s cavity insulation division. Five years, and two promotions later, I was offered the opportunity to train as a ‘damp & timber’ surveyor and, as they say, the rest is history.
Fortunately all of this came at a time when, finally, I was maturing, and had met the future Mrs Goble; I was also open to learning new things and the foundation with which I was provided, by Rentokil, has stood me in good stead all these years later.
During this time the way in which this service sector has operated, in terms of the way in which we apply remediation treatments, has changed enormously although it’s important to recognise that one has to have the right business morals and ethics and want to provide a professional service; I have found, as an independent surveyor, I can look at any given situation with an open mind, not blinkered by the need to earn commission or the like.
We all have a role to play in this life and I am very well aware that I am an out and out service provider and, I like to think, a good one at that! If your needs are that you require an unbiased inspection, undertaken by an experienced individual, you will not go far wrong; I have testimonials too!