REDLAND City is ideally poised to take advantage of the new economy and opportunities afforded by technology according to local businessman Garry Hargrave.

The South East Regional Plan predicts Redland city will grow in population by 38,000 persons by 2031. To service this total population the city needs thousands of new jobs.

This seems like a large task but not according to Mr Hargrave who has a background in Town Planning and Urban Design.

"REDLAND Bay Roof Trusses and builder and developer Greg Bell of Fox and Bell have had a long association that started in Capalaba 22 years ago when Alex Parker nailed up the first truss he manufactured on the shed wall."

Initially Bob McMaster had to be talked into leaving his western suburbs home of 22 years to run a roof truss business of his associate of 21 years Alec Parker ... But now you couldn't talk him into leaving the Redlands if you tried!

Bob McMaster managed the well known local business Redland Bay Roof Trusses currently running from two sites in Enterprise Street in Cleveland and employing 41 staff including five of Alec Parkers family members. But that's all about to change in April...