Owner & Founding Member
Stephen has a strong grounding in the practical and design elements covering all aspects of the interiors industry. He entered the industry in 1987, in Natal, as a carpenter, joiner and cabinet maker. Following this 3-year apprenticeship, Stephen furthered his skills by qualifying as a Master Craftsman.
With a desire to learn more and expand his knowledge, Stephen proceeded to gain experience at Construction Technology in the civil engineering field, then at InfraCom, in the infrastructure of telecommunications industry as a building inspector, followed by the project management of the erection of the GSM network.
During this time Stephen studied structural engineering, land surveying and quantity surveying, qualifying as a Civil and Structural Engineer and Construction Technologist. To complement his knowledge, he also became a junior draughtsman. In 1995 Stephen launched his first company, SG Consultants & Building Services, encompassing all aspects of the building industry.
Three years later, Stephen moved to Johannesburg. Initially he was a sub-contractor for carpentry at development sites, and then for 6 months as a private contractor fitting flooring and kitchens for new developments.
In 2003 Stephen started Fine Woodwork and Flooring. By January 2004, the company had evolved into Wood and Floor Interiors. The now fully established company proceeded to grow relentlessly. By 2015 saw the birth of Green Leaf Kitchens. January 2020, Wood and Floor Interiors and Green Leaf Kitchens amalgamated forming one company under the name of FABELLO BESPOKE cc.
While growing the business and adding property developers, corporate companies, estate agents and private individuals to the client base, Stephen taught himself CAD (Computer Aided Design).
Stephen’s vision is to continue to grow the company as a self-sustaining entity, ensuring the smooth running and flawless delivery while focussing on customer satisfaction, regardless of who is at the helm.