My Local Life- Antony Vaughan
Antony Vaughan, Owner of AV Home Improvements & Handyman Services first started the business with his wife Deb, as he have never enjoyed the 9-5 office life.
After transforming his first flat many years ago, then tackling a complete refurbishment of a three bedroom house, he discovered he had a natural talent for renovation!
Friends would come round to see the new house, in awe of what he had achieved and many suggested he set up a business and do this as a full time job. Antony then decided to dedicate his time to learning and developing the necessary trade skills, such as tiling, plastering, carpentry, decorating. Once he had perfected his technique he set up his own business. A local tradesman that offers a friendly and professional variety of trades including tiling, plaster repair and most general handyman work. Have a read and find out more about the man behind the business:
Where do you live? Royston with my wife, our two boys and Dudley our dog
What do you do to make end meet? I run my own Home Improvement and Handyman Service
What do you love about your work? The diversity of the the work I do, problem solving and getting the best for my clients. Also the joy of using my grey matter as well as getting a work out at the same time!
What’s your favourite local place to eat? The King William in Chishill and The Thai Rack. Our family favourite is the Jolly Postie – sitting inside the post van, my kids love it. And a special place for me and my wife is the Sheene Mill as it’s where we got married, the food is outstanding.
What is your favourite way to spend a Saturday? Out with my family and the dog getting muddy, walking in the woods or getting sandy by the sea at our fav beach in Suffolk.
Most memorable Royston experiences? Walking around the town at the Royston Arts festival entertaining people of all ages dressed as Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper from Star Wars. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to do it in my home town.
How do you relax? I build film costumes, you may have see me at the Arts Festival. I find it very therapeutic building them, researching how to do it and learning new ways of painting or building the props. A Star Wars costume group I’m part of “Vaders Raiders” also raises money for various charities. It’s great to see the smiles, the reactions and the joy on people’s faces.
What has been the most valuable life lesson that you have learnt? Never judge a book by its cover. It’s never the ones you expect to be kind hearted, regardless of the way they dress or look.
Four people you would invite to dinner… My Dad, who passed away when I was young x, my Wife and our two boys, even if just for a minute. I wished they could have met the kindest, most intelligent, funniest, generous and greatest man I’ve ever known.
Everybody’s lives seem to be full of never ending to do lists and there are never enough hours in the day to do them! Well, Antony is here to help you get through some of your to do lists.
How does it work? Either give him a call or visit his website and fill out the contact form.
If you’re not sure of exactly what you need give him a call and he can talk it through. It’s really that easy!
“Thank you for returning to tile my kitchen. Tony it was another fantastic job and I would certainly ask you again to return for other works.”
Jan Freeman, Royston, Hertfordshire