An interview with Gary Christer

“It’s rewarding when you step back at the end of it and see it finished.”

Last week, we sat down with Gary Christer, one of Bluestones One seasoned specialist in store installations and refits. We discussed Gary’s background, his pivotal role within Bluestones One, and how he has contributed to our success.

Gary’s journey in the retail merchandising and installation sectors spans over 15 years, and he has spent more than two years of his career with Bluestones One. Our discussion with him showcased his passion for consistently delivering exceptional service to our clients no matter what it takes. Whether it’s early mornings, late nights or even weekends, Gary commits himself to fulfilling project agreements.

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Gary on the far right with his team

His commitment to delivering a best-in-class service is proven by his ability to ensure that he and his team consistently deliver the highest standards whilst paying meticulous attention to health and safety protocols. This commitment is reflected in the minimal snagging issues encountered upon project completion.

When asked about his typical day, Gary shared, “I usually arrive at the site around 6:30am in the morning. After signing in, I review all paperwork and conduct necessary checks to ensure compliance. I then inspect the work already completed, ensuring it aligns with the relevant standards. From this, I prepare the team for the day ahead, making sure we stay on schedule. While challenges are a part of our daily routine, we persevere to complete projects on time and to the highest standards. It’s rewarding when you step back at the end of it and see it finished.”


Gary’s knowledge of installations, including racking specifications, coding, and effective problem-solving, is second to none. His understanding of health and safety standards and best practices contributes significantly to building long-term client relationships. Clients often request Gary’s involvement in their projects due to the consistently high standards he upholds. Furthermore, he has dedicated time to upskill his team and nurturing their growth.

When asked for advice to those considering a career in retail merchandising and installation, Gary advised them to understand that the role requires working away from home. However, he emphasised the rewards of career progression, working with great people, and having the opportunity to form lasting friendships far outweigh this.

Gary is an invaluable asset to Bluestones One, and we are extremely appreciative of him and his dedication to supporting Bluestones One to offer the best possible service to our clients time and time again.

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