A property re-instatement specialist is expanding after securing one of the biggest orders in its history.
Marlowe Industries, which employs 30 people at its Stourbridge offices, has been awarded a £1 million contract by a national group to look after its insurance work in the Midlands and the North.
It comes at a time when the company is looking to double the size of its business by creating a host of new jobs and investing in a fleet of five new vans.
Stuart Haynes, managing director, said: "This is a real milestone in our expansion and marks what has been a sustained period of growth over the last three years."
He continued: "Since 2004, we have taken on 12 craftsmen, taken turnover past the £1.2 million mark and built on our diverse client base, which features loss adjustors, structural engineers, property managers and housing associations.
"The latest deal will see us provide reinstatement services for over 50 different jobs per month and this could entail anything from properties damaged by floods or fire, to deliberate vandalism and unforeseen accidents.
"This is a very demanding sector and one that requires professionalism, speed and accuracy, something all of our craftsmen have in abundance. What you have to consider is that you are working in people's homes, often after a traumatic experience. How you handle this is just as important as fixing and repairing the physical problems."
Marlowe is investing in ongoing training and has paid £50,000 for five new vans from Arnold Clark to help cope with the new work.
The company now has a fleet of 22 vehicles.