Geoff was born on International Plumbers Day, so he was destined to end up in the Plumbing World. He fondly remembers spending time with his father (also a plumber) working at the Block Arcade where his mother also worked hard as a dressmaker. Seeing the hard work of both his parents, Geoff learnt very early on that nothing comes free and if you want something you have to work hard for it!
At age 16, Geoff started his Plumbing Apprenticeship at Rose Hardware in 1972, where he then moved to Worboys Plumbing and has been ever since. Working on an abundance of iconic sites and developing long lasting, highly valued relationships with many clients.
Geoff’s friendly, hard working and outstanding work ethic has led him to become an iconic figure of the Worboys name. To understand the level of hard work Geoff put in, see one of his many stories below;
Geoff played football on a Saturday and would either play for the reserves or top team. He would head out at about 2am and clean sullage tanks in the city and do any work he could and then at 7am call his coach to see what team he made. Depending on the time of the game, he would either get back to work or head straight to the game.
If you find a higher level of dedication, I would love to hear it!
Not only was he hard working, but clients loved him and were always tremendously impressed with his work ethic and the service he provided.
Worboys did (and still do now), work on 120 Spencer Street which was once owned by world famous wrestler Spiros Stamoulis. After meeting Geoff only a couple of times and seeing the work he produced, if anything ever went wrong plumbing wise, Spiros would say “Call Geoff, he’ll know how to fix it.”
Geoff is an integral part of the Worboys name and a dedicated Family Man. He has a lovely wife, 3 beautiful daughters and 7 grandchildren whom he adores more than anything. With his devotion to his family, he is no longer cleaning sullage tanks at 2am in the morning, but is still dedicated to football on the weekend; now umpiring and has been since he stopped playing.
If you ever want to know anything about Worboys, Geoff’s your man!
And if he ever comes to your plumber issues, you should consider yourself to be in excellent hands.