The following 25 years saw Dave and Leigh follow separate career paths, however, two consistent factors remained – a strong friendship and an urge to create something magical for people around town.
Dave remained deeply invested within the industry as Managing Director of a successful display company. He continued his passion for creating unique seasonal displays, honing his craft as he worked in major shopping centres around Australia.
Leigh’s path led him to become a trade qualified carpenter and joiner which quickly progressed to roles in project management and ultimately, senior management roles in Perth’s commercial building industry. A strong passion for communication, safety and certainty of delivery was always at the core of Leigh’s approach.
In 2016, Dave and Leigh decided that it was time to combine their skill sets to offer a unique service within the commercial display industry and so, Dec the Malls was created. Dec the Malls has enabled them to realise their dream of delivering large scale, innovative displays to the shopping centre and commercial sectors.
The company’s mission is to bring magic to its clients’ assets through bespoke design, engaging interactive experiences and an unrivalled commitment to quality workmanship. The team strives to create uniquely eye-catching displays and are always developing new, innovative concepts to entertain and delight their clients’ customers.
In September 2021, Dec the Malls won the Excellence in Creative Industries Award at the Fremantle Business Awards, and was a member of the Winners Circle for the second year running. This was a fantastic acknowledgement that the company is successfully delivering it’s mission.