Australian Made Awards 2022

Jan22686 Best Shutter & Cane Décor Experts - QLD Based on the Gold Coast, Apex Shutters & Blinds (Apex) is leading the way when it comes to creating bespoke shutters for customers across Australia and New Zealand. Believing a house becomes a home when it is personalised, the team creates one-off pieces just as their customers envision them; beautiful in form and in shape, they sit proudly in the most prestigious of homes. As an Australian Made and Owned Business, Apex Shutters & Blinds is a third-generation family-run local company known for manufacturing outof-the-box, handmade, luxury pieces. Managing Director, Eduardo Murillo’s passion for craftmanship, design, and fine materials hails from his parents and grandparents – The Murillo side of the family being the founders of this strong manufacturing business in the Philippines, which continues today on the Gold Coast. The company offers a large range of superior window and door shutters, providing a solution to suit any homely need, from the intimacy of the bedroom to the relaxed and contemporary ambience of the casual dining area, or the classic sophistication of a period dining room. With skilled hands and expertise, its team combines style and practicality to create a beautiful and versatile design feature which gives a fresh and inviting look to any home. The Apex team works extensively with clients, architects, and interior designers at all stages of planning and construction to provide a personal service and the knowhowtoensurevalue for money addition to any building. They are highly trained in their fields and have a meticulous eye for detail, handling each individual job with the utmost ease and efficiency. Indeed, being a small family business, the quality of work produced is of the most personal importance to the team, priding themselves in their quality of work and the people they craft these pieces for. It comes from the heart; theywant the final piece to look as exceptional in the home as the customer does. Eduardo says, “It is thrilling and very rewarding to interpret a project design with a truly surprising outcome that a client might never have expected or imagined.” The team’s outstanding quality of work is enhanced by the company’s supportive and positive culture which values trust, generosity, and goodwill. Eduardoviews this as important, commenting, “These days culture is such an underrated element at the workplace that we often attribute hits and misses to other elements – until we get reminded about what we miss about places.” First, he believes that if you trust, you get trusted in return – warmly and supportively. You have people to both ventilate to and co-create solutions with. There is safety and love, and it’s reciprocal. There is active listening and empathy. There is authenticity and the courage to create constructive suggestions into a betterwhole. There is consistency. Second is generosity; unconditional giving, within boundaries, is perhaps most missed when it’s rare. Time, love, intellection, creation – and celebration. And there’s no asking what anyone will get in return. Last is goodwill. Actions, both honest and challenging, are undertaken with goodwill. Because of goodwill, even the most candid utterances are cushioned and considered for their intent to improve, never to destroy. Creating custom-made Aug 2583 shutters is the opportunity to turn design ideas into reality. Eduardo and his team believe that every home is unique, so creating bespoke pieces to fit specific interior and exterior spaces is important. This all really shows through each project, with Apex’s customers falling in love with their living spaces all over again thanks to their remarkable shutters. One customer comments, “We are extremely happy with our shutters. Apex was fantastic fromstart to finish. Requested a quote online and they rung us back immediately. We were able to visit the factory to look at the shutters being made. The final product is amazing, great quality. We would highly recommend them to anyone looking for shutters.” Another customer says, “A great family-owned and -run company to do business with. Friendly, professional service from the office staff and the installers, and an excellent result. Took only three weeks from measure to install our plantation shutters.” Someone else shares, “Apex Blinds have just fitted our home with shutters. Could not be happier with the efficiency, service, and outcome. They responded quite promptly to my online enquiry. Had a lovely man out to measure up within days. Quote within 24 hours which came in very reasonable, and the shutters were fitted within a couple of weeks. The email and phone communication was well above standard and professional. I will definitely be using these guys in the future and recommending to anyone that asks. Very happy.” Company: Apex Shutters & Blinds Contact: Eduardo Murillo Email: [email protected] Website: