East Coast Sunroofs is a privately owned and operated sunroof installation company based on the southside of Brisbane . We are the longest running Hollandia installation centre under the same ownership in Australia . Our company owner Howard Thrift is a fully qualified Motor Trimmer by trade , as far back as 1969 whilst working for Jobsons Auto Interiors as an apprentice the need to work with sunroofs became a priority . Many luxury cars had sunroofs installed and when the cars interiors were being upgraded or restored it was neccesary to learn how to dismantle and refit them . About 1976 we began fitting some imported pop up sunroofs that were procured from the USA . In 1980 after 11 years with Jobsons Auto Interiors , Howard went into partnership starting a new business on the Gold Coast - Auto Trimming Service , the Gold Coast with its beachside lifestyle was the perfect place to start offering Sunroofs to car owners who were looking for the open air experience.
After doing some research approaches were made to VERMEULEN HOLLANDIA in Sydney , at this time the first Hollandia tilting and sliding sunroofs were being released in Australia . We were granted an agency for their products in 1981 . The Hollandia Sunroofs were featured at the Gold Coast Motor Show in 1982 , very quickly the market grew from this exposure . In 1984 we visited the head office of Hollandia in Holland and met the owner Hans Vermeulen . Over the next 19 years sunroofs became a large part of the business , finally in 2000 Auto Trimming Service was sold and East Coast Sunroofs was created . The decision was made that to give clients the best service a mobile onsite service was offered , this was a unique undertaking at the time as this had not been attempted before.
In 2001 we were approached by General Motors Holden to become the only approved fitters for Holden Dealers in Queensland , the fitments were done at Holden By Design and HSV at GMH head office at Cannon Hill . East Coast Sunroofs by this time had become the largest Hollandia seller in Qld . During this same period we also were fitting sunroofs for another sunroof fitting company in Brisbane . We have pioneered some installations not done anywhere else in the world , along with our friends in the Hollandia group- Prestige Sunroofs in Melbourne and City Sunroofs in Sydney we were the first to be able to offer a modified 700 sunroof to fit the "New" Holden Monaro , this roof was eventually put into mass production from our manufacturers in Holland . Many other model cars have had sunroofs installed by ourselves that have not been attempted anywhere else in the world .
When you have a sunroof installed by East Coast Sunroofs our experience will give you peace of mind that your installation is carried out by the owner as we employ no one else . Please feel free to contact us if you have a question regarding a new installation or if you have a sunroof in your car and it needs attention for a problem , feel free to call us on 0414 312624 or contact us via this website please remember to put in your location.