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There was plenty to celebrate when Joe Roche Glass & Glazing invited customers and guests to the opening of its new showroom. The event not only marked 20 years in business for the Co Waterford installer but also its launch as the area’s first dealership for the ultra–contemporary Lumi window and door system from Apeer.

“It’s a wonderful achievement to have reached 20 years in business,” said Joe after the event, “and we are very fortunate to have Apeer as such an important part of our supply chain. On reaching the 20–year milestone, we knew it was time to reinvigorate the business so the Lumi window and door system has come at just the right moment for us.”
Joe founded the company with his wife Bernie in 1996 in the small town of Dungarvan with the philosophy of working to the highest standard to earn word–of–mouth recommendation as well as repeat business. Two decades on, and with daughter Meg and son Kieran now on board, that philosophy has been endorsed many times over, as many visitors to the showroom event could testify.

Joe Roche Glass & Glazing has been installing Apeer composite doors for the last 16 of those years and, says Joe: “Our relationship has gone from strength to strength and our experience with the doors has been thoroughly positive. In that time, the constant improvement and introduction of new products is enough evidence of their determination to set standards.”

The company’s launch of the Lumi dealership turned out to be even more timely than planned. By coincidence, only days before the showroom event, the system had its first major consumer outing in the ROI, with the SelfBuild & Improve Your Home Show in Dublin, where Apeer not only had an audience of more than 12,000 visitors but also launched the latest in the Lumi range, the Lumi sliding patio doors.
Lumi had taken the Grand Designs Live show by storm when it was launched to widespread acclaim last year. The window and door system was followed soon after by the bi–fold system and now the sliding doors complete the picture. The Lumi system is the latest range from Apeer, which also includes its Traditional, Contemporary and Modo composite door collections.

Joe Roche concluded: “Lumi will no doubt bring our business forward and open up new opportunities, especially now with the new family blood in the business.”