As a young man Ray left home with a plan to travel the world. He got as far as New Zealand and fell in love with Althea. Within a few years they were married with a young family. They dreamed of creating a future where they could support and provide their kids with all the opportunities they had never had.
But they didn’t just dream. They worked hard. Really hard. And looked for opportunities all the time. In 1966 they founded Avalon. They started out in the garage under the house, in the evenings after a full day’s work. As the kids grew they too helped out in front of the TV in the evenings.
Ray and Althea had a set of codes which they applied to their lives and their business. You can get what you want by helping other people get what they want. They listened to what their customers wanted and they worked hard to get it for them. They worked hard for their customers as a way to work hard for their family.
As the family grew up, so did the business. Two of Ray and Althea’s children, Grahame and Jeannette, joined the business. They recruited a team of people who follow the same values. Help yourself by helping others get what they want.
Avalon continues to grow and succeed, using this simple premise. Your success is our success.