Thursday, 24 April 2014

There is only one ‘About the House’

Local businessman Alan Somers, who owns ‘About the House’ property maintenance company is very concerned about the prevalence of flyers in the locality which bear the words of his registered company ‘About the House’ and also bear an uncanny resemblance to his ‘About the House’ business promotional material.

He is concerned that people may be getting house and garden maintenance work done in the mistaken belief that they are working with a reputable C2-registered company which he has built up over the past three years. This week he stressed that he never canvasses door-to-door for work and asked people to be wary of operations which do so.

The other flyers, which look strikingly similar to Mr. Somers’ flyers, contain the exact same wording in relation to two ‘did you know’ spots, have the exact same text in relation to the cleaning of house, driveway and roof, and have the same colours in the same places. They also have pictures of ‘before’ and ‘after’ results.

“I set up ‘About the House’ approximately three years ago. I do house and property maintenance, painting, power washing and hedge cutting. I first noticed this problem about three weeks ago and I became concerned about promotional material which looks very similar to mine,” said Alan.

“It has come to my attention that people were going around Roscommon and other areas, such as Rahara, using promotional material which bears the words ‘about the house’. I went and spent a lot of money on design and advertising when I was getting my business up and running.

“I never canvass door-to-door. I leave my flyers in hardware shops around town. I have also done advertising locally and signwriting on my van. I have contacted Gardaí about this matter and they said it was a civil matter.

“I do top-quality work and never leave a job unfinished. I never canvass for business door-to-door and I am based in Cluain Ard, Ardsallaghmore in Roscommon.”


The only registered

‘About the House’ company


is owned by Alan Somers

is based at Cluain Árd, Ardsallaghmore, Roscommon

telepone is (090) 66 27970

can be emailed at aboutthehouse@imagine.ie

is fully insured

is C2 registered


If you want to contact the ‘About the House’ property maintenance company owned by Roscommon man Alan Somers, call (090) 66 27970 or you will reach Alan on the mobile on (086) 8161651 or email: aboutthehouse@imagine.ie.