Celebrating their third year of trading last month, Crofton Contracts are a commercial interior fit out company working within the retail and hospitality sectors.
The firm was established by experienced tradesmen Rob McCormack and Trent Scott after they saw a niche in the market for quality commercial tile contractors.
“I met Trent on a development and we saw an opportunity for a fit out company of our own”, said Rob. “We specialise in brick finishes, brick flips and plaster brick and we found after a few jobs that enquires were coming in more and more for those finishes.
“We therefore set up Crofton Contracts in 2010 with the aim of providing quality fit out services; it has to be said that finding good hard top contractors is difficult.”
Over the last few years Crofton Contracts have developed a strong relationship with high street favourite, River Island. Recently the firm successfully completed work on the brand’s flagship store in Church Street, Liverpool.
“We did all the tiling works at River Island’s Liverpool store”, Rob said. “They have got a big elevator in the centre which runs from the basement all the way to the first floor; we tiled the internal and external facade of the shaft.
“We sourced the curved tiles ourselves and the result is a unique bull nose effect. The store in Church Street has also got a run of six archways through the basement, which are two metres wide and six metres long- we covered them all in plastic brickwork. You wouldn’t know that it wasn’t real brick and it has saved the client a lot of money.”
In addition to the store in Liverpool, Crofton Contracts are currently working on River Island branches in London, Perth, Cheltenham, Sheffield, Brighton and Rotterdam.
“The designs for River Island, whether London or Rotterdam, are all done in house to a set concept” Rob said. “We have a matrix of finishes that the company can choose from when designing a store.”
Crofton Contracts have further completed work for other high street stalwarts such as Scott’s Sports, BANK, New Balance, Pret A Manger, Byron Burger and have worked alongside large national contracting companies such as H & J Martin, Barlows and Dragonfly Contracts.
With a workforce of 15, Crofton takes pride in their attention to detail and Rob put their success down to their ability to source new and exciting materials.
For more information visit: www.croftoncontracts.com.