With his father as a carpenter, it would come as no surprise that Mr Lauís first memories of work would be helping his father in his business,
doing odd jobs such as moving and basic assembly. However, after graduating from University, Mr Lau decided to move away from this field, working in other trades to varying degrees of success.
The business got started when a friend, knowing of Mr Lauís past experience in the industry, sought his help for designing and renovating his house. In the midst of an unsuccessful endeavour, Mr Lau decided to set up a business to help his friend, in other words, “the first client”. Due to the quality work done, the referrals soon started pouring in, Mr Lau eventually found his true calling in interior design and established Carpenters.com.sgin December 2010.
As it befits a creative environment, Carpenters.com.sg practices a company culture that is strong on both welfare and autonomy. For the employees to deliver quality work, Mr Lau believes it is important to first respect them and to offer them a conducive environment to do their best.