Hard work is in Ted’s blood. Leaving school at 11 to help support a family of 9, Ted arrived in Perth in 1962 with minimal money or education. Beginning his career as a plasterer, Ted started the Ricciardello Building Company and became a registered builder in 1965 before starting Weststyle in 1985 with his eldest son Tony.
Working side-by-side as father and son, Tony learned what it took to be a well-respected builder and successful businessperson. He led by example, being true to his word, respectful and when necessary, tough. With an astute and sharp business sensibility, Ted created built his opportunities and wealth from the ground up, proving that anything is possible.