Earle Beaumont started the company in 1981 after he purchased a small retail shop in Blacktown, only to find there were few strata managers, let alone any with specialist commercial expertise.
With that in mind, Earle completed the strata management course, passing with distinctions and became a part-time strata manager, establishing Beaumont Strata Management in the process. At that time, Earle’s employer was involved in some property development and Earle was responsible for managing an industrial development in Salisbury Road, Castle Hill. In fact, that development ended up making a greater profit for the employer than the main business. Beaumont Strata continues to manage the property.
In 1986 Earle commenced the real estate course at TAFE. In early 1987, with the encouragement of a number of commercial agents, he left his employer (where he was the company secretary) and started Norwest Industrial Real Estate (as it was then known) from home. This allowed Earle to devote his full attention to strata management and the sales, leasing and management of commercial, industrial and retail property.
Earle worked from home for only three months as an employee to assist the growing business soon became necessary. A small, shared office was leased at 7/6 Gladstone Road, Castle Hill.
At that time the Castle Hill trading zone was in its early stages of development. Farming land was soon being turned into industrial developments and Castle Hill, as a destination for light industry, emerged.
Beaumont Strata Management continued to grow through this period as Earle earned a reputation for ‘getting the job done’. This remains at the heart of the Beaumont Strata ethos. As the Castle Hill trading zone was developed, the task of managing the strata titled properties got bigger and the opportunities to sell, lease and manage those properties for owners increased.
Over the years, Beaumont Strata and Norwest have taken on a number of new staff, precipitating further office moves to 7/3 Packard Avenue, then 29/9 Hoyle Avenue and most recently, across Windsor Road into Norwest Business Park at 38 Brookhollow Avenue. Earle has now been joined in the business by his two sons, Grant and Peter, as well as son-in-law, Mark Thorn.
Today, the portfolio of strata and community titled properties managed by Beaumont Strata numbers over 110, incorporating over 3,000 lot owners.