Rilmac Insulation Ltd
The Rilmac Group of Companies now has three divisions providing commercial insulation and asbestos removal services, fabrication and scaffolding, and employs around 280 people with a turnover approaching £19 million. Rilmac history is well worth exploring further.
From what started as three men and a van – an idea by Gordon Riley and Jock MacFadyan – Rilmac has come a long way from its humble beginnings.
In 1957, Roger Walker saw an opportunity, opted to buy out his partners, selling his car to help him raise £700 towards his investment, and incorporated Rilmac Limited as a company.
History of Rilmac
Roger’s son Paul, the current Rilmac Chairman, remembers first walking through the doors of the company with his late father.
“I remember going in with my dad on that Saturday morning when he first took over and I cleaned a metal propeller. He gave me what is equivalent today to a penny and a half for four hours work,” said Paul.
Since that day all those years ago, the company has gone from strength-to-strength and has established itself both nationwide and worldwide.
Paul took on the day-to-day responsibility for the business from his father in 1991, when he became the Group Managing Director. Sadly Roger Walker passed away in 2009 aged 85. Paul said his father would have been “very proud” to see the company today.
Speaking of Rilmac’s secret to success, he said: “You’ve got to be in the right place at the right time and work very hard. There is no shortcut to success.”
“Having a great team is one of the big things we like to think we have at Rilmac. When you work together, it’s surprising what you can build.”
“People are hungry for success, and great opportunities over the years have meant the company has been able to evolve and grow.”
The Rilmac Group of Companies now has three divisions providing commercial insulation and asbestos removal services, fabrication and scaffolding, and employs around 280 people with a turnover approaching £19 million.