Our family’s history is carved in wood. Our father Joseph was born and raised in Belgium, where he became a joiner and apprenticed as a truck body builder (in those days, trucks were made of wood).
In 1967, at the tender age of 21, he responded to a job advert for a workman’s position in South Africa. Leaving behind family and friends, he flew from Brussels to Johannesburg and boarded a train to Cape Town.
After marrying a Dutch immigrant by the name of Greetje in 1968 and working for several companies, Joseph decided to set out on his own, and founded Joos Joiners in 1971; the same year Jos was born.
The business started out manufacturing window and doorframes in a small garage in Parow, and gradually built up to bedroom cabinets and kitchen cupboards.