A Clare roofing specialist told BBC Radio Suffolk listeners how his company saved the day for Ipswich town FC. ELC Roofing, received an urgent SOS from Ipswich Town FC on the eve of its FA Cup Third round match against Preston North End. When ELC owner Edward Carlo heard that the next day’s match would have to be cancelled unless a loose skylight in the roof of the East of England Co-operative Stand could be fixed, he knew that he needed to act fast. Having received the telephone call at around 12.30 pm, Carlo made it to the Stadium later that afternoon to see how he could help.
Carlo arranged a crane for the next morning and, with the help of his professional team of employees, fixed the skylight just hours before kick-off. Not only did Carlo and his team save fans from being disappointed in a nail-biting 1-1 game, but they also saved the Club an estimated £30,000 in cancellation fees.
For Edward Carlo and his team, balancing routine jobs with emergency roofing disasters is all part of a day’s work. Carlo said: “They were very close to cancelling it, but we just got the job done in time.”
ELC Roofing is one of many professional traders listed on Trust a Trader, the online directory where customers can look for local traders in their area that have been approved by Trust a Trader and reviewed by previous customers.
Trust a Trader Managing Director Gary McEwen says: “We are delighted to hear yet more praise for one of our reliable registered traders. This case is a perfect example of what Trust a Trader aims to do; we want everyone to have access to professional, reliable traders in their area and it comes as no surprise to us that ELC Roofing has a high overall customer rating. It is our aim to remove the wildcard element of not knowing the trader you are dealing and replace it with peace of mind that you are choosing good local traders who are rated, reviewed and trusted by customers like you.”
Although Ipswich went on to be knocked out of the Third Round when it faced Preston again later in January, there is no doubt that they would have lost a lot of money, face and loyalty if it had not been for ELC Roofing’s reliable, professional and speedy approach. Trust a Trader’s McEwen says that the company is continuing to grow its national directory to offer customers and excellent traders an honest, reliable service, wherever they are and whenever they need it.