T&Z Home Improvement Centre
Established in 1986 after its founder Mr. Trevor Joseph resigned his senior managerial position with a large local conglomerate to pursue his dream of self employment. T&Z Marketing Limited started primarily as a wholesaler of plywood to the hardware industry.
In 1990 T&Z Marketing Limited expanded to Tampa, Florida, USA to offer the same service of supplying plywood to primarily the Florida area.
After eight years of operation, T&Z Marketing Limited’s supplier in Brazil experienced difficulties in maintaining competitiveness primarily because of currency changes between Brazil and the USA. The expansion to the USA became unprofitable and had to cease operations. This situation was a blessing in disguise as Mr. Joseph was now able to concentrate his energies on Trinidad & Tobago. In 1998, T&Z Marketing Limited changed its strategic direction and moved away from its reliance of wholesaling plywood, to expanding its product range to the home improvement market segment. Because of challenges in the wholesale market T&Z Marketing Limited, again made another strategic shift to the retail segment of the market in 2002.