Tom says that Patrick joining the business was the "best thing ever" as it was a case of "new head, new ideas". The business was doing very well, but when the recession struck in 2008, it went through a very hard time, like businesses everywhere. Having to let staff go was "horrendous" and the worst aspect of the whole time. The business ultimately survived as it had been very well run by Tom and there is very little debt there, and now it's back on its feet.
Halo does well because it offers a premium product at a reasonable price, says Patrick, and has a very knowledgeable team of people. The superb showroom offers a wide range of bathroom displays, floor tiles, and timber and stone panelling, as well as the recently-launched outdoor paving section. The company works across a variety of domestic and commercial projects, and fitted out the guest bathrooms in the bedrooms at the recently-launched Iveagh Hotel, as well as providing tiles for the bar. Having had a very successful outing at house in the RDS, where many designers visited the stand, they're looking forward to returning there in May.
Source : https://www.independent.ie/business/family-and-tiles-are-our-twin-passions-36783652.html