Episode 73 - A 15 Year Overnight Success Story with David Montalti from Alt. Surfaces.

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from David Montalti from Alt. Surfaces.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Following school, David made the choice to become an Accountant and, after 7 years made the switch to the tools in 2012.

  • David loves the hands-on aspect of his work, as well as the unpredictability nature of construction.

  • The background of Alt. Surfaces - a family business started by David’s cousin.

  • The differences between Polished Concrete and ‘X-Bond’.

  • ‘X-bond’ applications for floors, including over timber and external use / application.

  • David joined Alt. Surfaces and approached his learning from the bottom up.

  • Defying stereotypes by immersing himself in the business.

  • Seamless imports, approved installers and, what is involved in the Alt. Surfaces Installers Course.

  • The value of collaboration and the network value of training installers.

  • The ‘Quartz Carpet’ Product and it’s applications.

  • Cold-calling and meeting architects, all which led to working with the likes of ‘Seed’ and ‘Country Road’.

  • Being open for options and David’s attitude of trial and error when being creative with his products.

  • ‘3D Plaster Panels’ and how Alt. Surfaces approach and develop relationships.

  • The Future for Alt. Surfaces.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with David Montalti from Alt. Surfaces.


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