Why use Trustys?
- All our members are local, interviewed and reference checked.
- Our members are honest, reliable and charge fair prices.
- We only share businesses we trust to have in our own homes.
- Our members are accountable.
- If there are every ANY issues with our members, we aim to help find a resolution.
Trustys was established in 2011 by Lynn Hunter (originally as Trusty Trades) to help elderly and vulnerable people avoid the rogues and cowboys. It is now run by Lynn’s son, Les Hunter.
Trustys is a FREE local service which helps the community find good local trades and services they can use with confidence. Our reputation is only as good as our members, and as such it is crucial we select the right people. We know all our members personally with each being interviewed, reference checked and monitored via customer feedback. We only select members who we would be comfortable with in our own homes.
What makes Trustys different is that all our members are accountable for their service. If there are ever ANY issues with our members, we are at hand to help find a resolution (see Our Complaints Procedures).
Trusty Trades was established by Lynn Hunter, Grangemouth in 2011. As a landlord, Lynn knew that finding good local tradesman could be a bit of a challenge. From her own experiences and from asking fellow landlords, friends and neighbours for recommendations, Lynn soon had a list of ‘Trusty Trades’
This list was then shared locally via a website to help local people find a ‘Trusty Tradesman’ and avoid the ‘Rogues’. The project was a great success, with many local people and organisations depending on it to find good tradesmen.
In 2014, Lynn was asked to consider creating a similar website to help people source good local professional services. Lynn done her research and consulted with friends and business colleagues, to find out what would be the best fit for professional services.
In 2015 Lynn launched the Trustys Professional website.
Where we are now
After listening to customers and members feedback , ‘Trusty Trades’ and ‘Trusty Professionals’ were brought together as ‘Trustys’. Lynn’s son, Les Hunter joined the team in 2007 and is now responsible for the day to day running of the business.
A decade later, Trustys is still the go to place to find good local trades and services.
Hello. I’m Les Hunter and I’m born and bred in Grangemouth and still live there. I have had a varied 30 years working career in both the private and public sector. I have a wide-ranging work experience from accountancy/finance to conflict resolution and helping the public enjoy a safer place to live.
In previous work experience, I have witnessed the devastation bogus and unscrupulous trades and service people can cause to families and business. This has heightened my passion to help people avoid the rogues and source good local services they can trust.