Business View Caribbean, November/December 2018

46 47 1969, a time when there were few architects on the island,” recounts GSA’s Managing Director, Christian Marshall. “In 1975 he partnered with John Gillespie to respond to opportunities in the wider Caribbean. By the early eighties, An- drew and John had gone their separate ways and, shortly after, David Spink joined Andrew as a shareholder and Director.” Marshall joined the firm in 1989 and, together with David, expanded the operations of the company. According to Marshall, Steel retired in 1994, as did Spink in 2014. Marshall, himself, joined the firm in 1989, followed by architect, Bruce Jardine, who joined in 1990. Michelle Sambrano, who offered specialized interior design services for a previously untapped market, came onboard in 1995, and in 2014, Jeremy Gunn joined GSA, bringing with him his experience in hospitality in- terior architecture. Today, the company has a staff complement made up of ten local and regional professional architectural and interior designers, who operate out of its offices in Prior Park, St. James, Barbados. GSA services include: Architectural Design, Interior Design, Planning, Project Management, Residential Decor, Site Inspection, Contract Ad- ministration, Design Team Management, Product Sourcing, and Installation. As of this year, the company now offers residential décor services to provide a one-stop shop in response to client de- mand. “We work across all sectors,” says Marshall, “residential, commercial, hospitality, and institu- tional. Our clients range from private individuals, to local corporate entities, multinational corpo- rations, governments, and international financial institutions.We cover all the bases, and we pride GSA ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN Fiberpol Inc. is based in Barbados pre- dominately servicing the local market. In recent years it has branched out to in- clude projects throughout the Caribbe- an, providing quality kitchens, stone tiles, stone cladding, water features and di- mensioned stone to both residential and commercial projects including; CIBC First Caribbean banks, Silversands Grenada Villa & Residences, and Sandals Resorts. Fiberpol has been at the forefront in this industry for the past 30 years, working closely with architects, designers, engi- neers, contractors and homeowners to facilitate any size project with utmost precision and attention to detail. All of these industry professionals have come to appreciate the reliability and quality represented by Fiberpol which enables them to perfect their projects seamlessly. They consult Fiberpol regarding best ap- plication and industry recommendations. First quality stone is internationally sourced to customer specification or se- lected from a comprehensive stock selec- tion to be processed. Surfaces are man- ufactured from stone, both engineered and natural or its trademark solid surface Decoran ® . Jobs are measured using accu- rate digital templating and processed in a state-of-the-art CNC facility to ensure a perfect fit every time! Call or email Fiberpol to discuss your projects and sourcing needs and expe- rience the knowledgeable and personal- ized service to meet your requirements. (246) 428 2920