DeGroot Roof Painting is a painting and decorating business who specialise in iron and colorbond restoration and re-painting. They have been operating across Tasmania and now Victoria for the last several years.
Russell de groot the businesses founder and current director is a 4th generation painter and decorator by trade. He has learnt his skills from his father Bob de Groot who has been operating in southern Tasmania for 48 years.
The name de Groot in the painting industry has been around for the best part of 70 years in Australia when Russell’s grandfather Hank came out to Australia in the early 1950s from Holland.
The reason hank ended up in Tasmania was because he wrote to the head of the Master Painters of Australia seeking job opportunities. He was advised to go to Tasmania which turned out to be a fantastic move for his family. Hank was a member of the master painters in Holland for many years.
When Hank started working in Tasmania as a painter and decorator he didn’t own a car. He went to work on a bicycle which he converted, it had ladder racks and hooks to cart his gear. He also used to wear a suit, tie and top hat to work every day. When he arrived on the jobsite he would put a set of overalls on and get underway.
At this time Bell Bay in Tasmania’s north was being built and painters were required. Most of the structures were steel and hank had a few tricks up his sleeve. The head of maintenance at the time visited Bell Bay from Mt Isa in Queensland realised that Hank was treating the steel in a way he had never seen before. Hank was requested to move to Mt Isa to be put in charge of 30 painters but declined because he and the family were very happy being in Tasmania.
Bob de Groot (Russell’s Father) took the business over due to the fact that Hank became ill in the early 1970s. Fortunately the basics of being able to run a successful painting business and produce quality workmanship had already been passed on.
The same training and history have been passed onto Russell and continues today.
De Groot Roof Painting are on a mission to be recognised as the most dependable iron restoration company by residential and commercial property owners across Tasmania and Victoria.
Monday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM