Profile Alvaro Del Gallo
From his first year as an apprentice Al knew that he wanted to be self employed. As a mature 18 year old he set high standards for himself and achieved Apprentice of the year each year during his apprenticeship as well as a number of individual course awards. 1985 at the age of 25 he started Breakwater Kitchens in partnership between himself and a colleague. Initially the business operated from a leased premises but by 27 Al had plans to build his own factory. The business had grown as a result of quality workmanship & the high aspirations of Al and the partners agreed it was time to purchase land and build their own factory and showroom.
Al's business partner decided to sell his share of the business in 2001 and along with his wife Maria they bought him out and have continued to grow the customer base with Al as the driving force. Overtime the operation outgrew their 2nd location and Al decided in order to increase the potential growth of the business he needed a larger showroom and factory.
As a result Al & Maria purchased land in the same street and had plans drawn for a larger showroom & factory. The current showroom was opened in 2009 and received the CMA Runner Up Award for Best New Showroom. The business remains a family business and Al and Maria are supported by a team of 16 employees all working hard to provide excellent customer service and high quality cabinetry and renovation projects.