Krysler Paints, an Australian owned company was established in 1958 by Mr George Alfred Hayes in a small shed in Sefton in Sydney , where he manufactured PVA paints and varnishes.
Krysler grew rapidly by opening 28 company owned and franchised stores and retailed its own brand paint to the trade and public.
Paul Crocker starting working for the company in 1963 delivering paint to trade painters. Paul graduated from delivering paint to working alongside the head chemist, paint maker and tinter, Ron, Alan and Geoff Butler.
In 1978 Paul left Krysler and opened 4 of his own stores, and in 1996 Paul and his wife Sue purchased the Krysler manufacturing plant.
Krysler is now sold through 3 company owned stores and a few independents and is still Australian owned by the Crocker Family. The Krysler Paints factory was closed in 2013 but Krysler Paints is still made here in Australia at the highest quality and standards and is readily available in all Crocker stores.
VALE PAUL CROCKER:
Paul Richard Crocker- 11.10.1945-27.11.2014
Paul was a Dad to Tracey and Shaun, a husband to Sue, a Poppy to Korynn, Vanessa, Lleyton and Tiarne. He was father in law to Murray and Nicole and brother to Geoff and Helen.
He passed away in his home with family by his side on Thursday 27th November 2014. His battle with melanoma was drawn out over 7 years. The last two years were dedicated to having the latest treatments in an attempt to control this terrible cancer. He was winning for much of the time however many complications of the treatment held him back. He was mentally strong and knew about everything right up until the end. He was never out of the loop.
It was his wish for Shaun and Tracey and families to continue running the business as we have been for the last few years. He is gone but not forgotten and is truly missed by everyone.
Sue, Tracey and Murray, Shaun and Nicole would like to thank everyone for their ongoing words of support and well wishes throughout the last months and weeks. And to our incredible staff...Words can't describe our gratitude in your efforts to help us running the stores during the last crucial days of Paul's life. He was so proud of everyone. On Wednesday December 3rd 2014, the day of Paul's funeral, we saw hundreds and hundreds of people arrive to pay their respects and to support our families. We were overwhelmed by this and Dad (Paul) would have been honoured. It was the proudest day of our lives to see how much our great mentor, father and leader meant to so many. Thank you.
Paul Crocker: "Well Loved, and Lived Well"
"Our Mentor, Our Inspiration"