Paul Richards started Parr Tilers in 1982 after spending 12 years as a toolmaker at Lesney Matchbox in Hackney, London, and ITT in Harlow. Paul started tiling for relations and decided it was a trade he wanted to continue. Ray Allen, a friend and colleague from Lesneys, has also tiled with Paul on and off since 1982 and up to the present day.
Over the years Parr Tilers have worked for some famous names, tiling their elaborate bathrooms and swimming pools – even abroad, but the main bulk of their work is for local builders, plumbers, kitchen companies and private customers, who always recommend Parr Tilers to their friends and relations. In fact we are now doing jobs for older customer’s offspring in their own properties. In 2003 Paul’s son Ben joined the business and is an excellent tiler, so we are now a family business.
One of the favourable comments we always get from customers is our clean and tidy way of working and we love seeing the smile on our customer’s faces when they see the finished result – satisfied with a quality job.