“Teamwork and high standards spell success – that’s the message from JLA Interiors” – 27 years on and the only thing that’s changed is our trading name.

Just over 40 years ago JLA Joinery was founded by my Father James Lee Allsop, with support from his wife Linda. It started as just a one-man band working out of what amounted to a shed but slowly grew to what you see today – over 4000 sq ft of workshops and 6 craftsmen working hard to deliver our personal and bespoke service.

My father initially set up the business as an all-around interiors business, covering carpentry, joinery, plumbing, general building and electricals. Since then we’ve focussed more on our strong point, which is of course joinery! Given that woodwork is in the JLA blood, having been passed down 3 generations, it seemed like the right step.

When I joined the company in 2008 I slowly began to bring the business into the modern age, incorporating new work processes, health and safety policies and delving deep into the world of marketing.
With my father looking to go part-time and then retire in the coming few years I’m keen to push on and make JLA Joinery the “go-to” Joinery company in the local area and continue to build up the ever-growing list of happy customers.

Although the business has been through a few changes, our core values have always stayed the same. Now employing the best tradesmen in the field, 40 years later and we’re still providing the finest quality service to homeowners and businesses throughout from our local Sussex workshop.

My father and I recently took a trip down memory lane and came across this article first published in 1994 by the Manhood Magnet. We decided to get it restored by a local print company and frame it in the JLA headquarters as a constant reminder of our roots.

We’re extremely grateful for the loyal support of our customers over the years, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.

James Allsop, JLA Joinery.

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