Posted on 08/02/2015 by The Lapa Company

Welcome to our blog!

We couldn’t think of a better way to welcome you to our new website than introducing our team. We’re lucky to have enthusiastic people who take pride in the products we provide, and between them they get up to some impressive things outside of work!

Craig - Director
A busy dad of 2 and big Costa Coffee fan, Director Craig is actually the inventor of the Spa Gazebo and competed for Great Britain at the World Triathlete Championships in 2014 & 2015! 

Gemma – Office & Accounts Manager
Since 2010 Gemma has kept the company running smoothly, that’s when we can get her away from her horses, dogs, pigs, snowboarding and anything else outdoorsy she can do!

Maja - Customer Service
Maja joined us in 2015 with a love of sharing the outdoors with her family by camping, walking and enjoying a spot of lunch in a relaxing country pub!

Kristina – EU Sales Manager
Multi-lingual Kristina started in 2010 and supports all our EU dealers in whatever language they require! She travels the world whenever possible and is dedicated to her dog Tilly.

Alan – Warehouse
The inspiration for the ‘Love Alan’ project, and our warehouse packer since August 2013, Alan has caught the triathlon and cycling bug and joined the office lycra brigade!

Finola – EU Sales Support
Fan of baking and a good German comedy film, multi-lingual Finola supports Kristina with all our EU work and has been with us since 2013.

Simon E – Carpenter/Workshop Manager
Coming from a longline of carpenters and thatchers, Simon is passionate about the outdoors; fishing, walking, camping, boats and buildings – preferably followed by a nice dinner!

Joni - Marketing Manager
Joni joined in 2014 to add the life into our life outdoors philosophy. Keeping busy outside of work as a mum of 2, if it needs to be done it’ll be in one of her lists!

Tom - Carpenter
Team member Tom is a big fan of motorsports, making things and the gym, but his favourite activity is to spend time with his family.

Dan - Sales Person
Dan embodies all things sales and joined us in 2015! He loves watching his son play football and having the odd kick himself, along with enjoying anything food related!

Asa - Carpenters Assistant
Asa is a recent permanent addition but has been working with us since 2015! He loves his motorbike, and has the highest record at the company for accidentally smacking himself in the face with spades!

Jemini - Marketing Assistant
Jemini is another competitive person to add to the team! Sporty (basketball and tennis), creative (previously a professional photographer!) and a foodie (wood-fired pizza anyone?!), Jemini fits perfectly into The Lapa Company!

Neil - Landscape Architect
Neil is our Landscape Architect and joins Craig and Alan in a love of cycling and travelling with bikes and family. Bringing a wealth of experience to the team, Neil joined us in 2016.



Installation Team

In addition to the office team, we also have a close-knit team who do a superb job completing our installations.

Hentie – Thatcher/Project Manager
If you can’t find Hentie on his bicycle he’ll be with his family enjoying the outdoors, he’s been our thatcher since 2006 and is responsible for the beautiful thatch work on our Lapas.

Wayne - Landscaping Assistant

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About The Lapa Company

The Lapa Company is based in the heart of Kent where we handcraft a premium range of luxury Thatched Gazebos and Garden Buildings. 

Our exclusive range includes Thatched Lapas, Tiki Huts, Spa Gazebos, Cedar Shingle Garden Buildings, Cape Reed Thatched Tiles, and Thatched Gazebos - available for installation and as a Gazebo Kit.  


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