Laek single-handedly established Staircase Constructions in 1998. He began building staircases with his old man in 1992. He then went on to become a subcontractor for stair companies in Melbourne, installing staircases for Australia’s largest companies.
He frequently made his own stairs in any space he could, including his garage and backyard. The builders he made stairs in his own time for often encouraged him to work for himself and directly for them. It was when one of these builders said to him that he ‘had to commit to something and that may as well be his skill,’ he considered the idea of starting his own company. This is when Staircase Constructions was born. The builder that made the initial comment has since confirmed that Laek’s greatest skill is dealing with people, although he claims that Laek isn’t too bad at making stairs either.
Laek grew up in Queensland attending Ascot Primary School and Brisbane Grammar for a short period of time. Soon after starting high school he moved to Geelong with his family where he attended St Joseph’s College. Now Staircase Constructions is established he spends his down time thinking about work, eating out with friends and travelling with his family.
Currently his primary role is to ensure that Staircase Constructions team members are in a position to be effective, happy and progressing in their role. This comprised with maintaining customer interactions and making sure that clients are confident with the business relationship and the Staircase Constructions product. The company’s vision to be known as Australia’s most professional and dependable provider of staircases, is a goal always in the back of Laek’s mind.
Laek currently works on perfecting our existing process. A typical day at Staircase Constructions involves aiding team members, helping them deal with day-to-day issues and checking all departments are happy and on track. He spends majority of his time working on internal structure and process trying to achieve flow and clarity for the team and clients. He enjoys working with the production team when he is clear-minded and helping the installation team on sunny days.
Laek’s future aspirations are simply to be the best at whatever he decides to do. From a young age he felt inspired to be the hardest, best or fastest worker and claims you can’t beat that feeling. When picturing his dream job it would be something to do with travel and helping people, although he feels he already has his dream job. If he could have a superpower it would be to read minds, and cannot go with out a Shawarma from Sam’s café on most lunch breaks.