Nicolle & Trevor Drake
Entrepreneurs & INVENTORS of the PATENTED Multi-Award Winning SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM
Born from “Accidental Entrepreneurs” and a growing market need for strong, reliable surf & sport storage systems, the SOLID product range continues to grow due to the irrepressible passion of husband & wife founders Trevor and Nicolle Drake.
SOLID RACKS are World leaders in ergonomic and innovative architectural storage and building solutions that are used by World Champion Surfers, Olympians, Sporting Legends and Entrepreneurs across the Globe, who enthusiastically endorse their SOLID products.
Upon the launch of the very first SOLID Racks product through Quiksilver in September 2007, they listened to their customers and were encouraged to develop a range of SOLID storage solutions.
At the beginning of 2008, the team at SOLID RACKS implemented a dedicated SOLID Research & Development division within their manufacturing plant in Sydney, Australia, after being inundated with requests from consumers wanting individual SOLID storage solutions for their homes and retail spaces.
In October 2009 SOLID released an arsenal of 40 radical, storage solutions that stoked the World Surfing Industry and catapulted the SOLID Brand into 37 countries.
In March 2011, SOLID Racks unveiled the much anticipated international patent-pending SOLID INFINITY SYSTEM.
2012 marked the beginning of the SOLID INFINITY GYM SYSTEM after Christopher Drake told his parents to adapt SIS into a new multi-functional GYM WALL.
Chris was killed in March 2013 while selflessly assisting others.... his living legacy "the SOLID INFINITY GYM SYSTEM" was finally launched in February 2015 by Trevor & Nicolle who against all odds, were determined to fulfill Chris's dream and make it a reality.
Within months, the SOLID INFINITY GYM rapidly generated interest from the World's Largest Gymnasiums as well as multi-industry heavy weights who are now clients and converts of SIS Gym!
SOLID RACKS Patent-Pending product Awards and Accolades include: WINNERS of the Australian ABC New Inventors, Finalists in the Australian Engineering Awards, Finalists for Innovation in the 2010 Telstra Business Awards and shortlisted in the Australian International Design Awards to name a few.
Managing Directors Trevor and Nicolle Drake first met at work in 1981. Nicolle was the Design Draftswoman and Trevor was the Factory Foreman at a small shop fitting company in Brookvale, NSW.
Trevor, a shipwright by trade and Nicolle an interior & graphic design graduate, married in 1983 and later established Wood Appeal Pty Ltd in 1989.
Wood Appeal Pty Ltd is a multi-award winning custom joinery and Design Company that is 100% Australian family owned and operated.
SOLID RACKS was founded on Sydney's Northern Beaches by Trevor & Nicolle when they moved their family to Manly Beach 15 years ago and purchased their son Christopher his first surfboard.
Chris quickly developed a SOLID passion for surfing and acquired another 5 surfboards. A lack of space in his small bedroom and continual damage to his precious quiver began the family’s realisation that a storage system was desperately needed.
The very first set of SOLID RACKS were originally designed and manufactured exclusively by Trevor & Nicolle for their son Christopher however, when Chris was sponsored by O'Neill Australia he decided to give a set to CEO Rob Bain as a thank you. Rob and the team at O'Neill Australia were stoked, and so SOLID RACKS was born.