by SCOTT SAWYER 9th Jul 2019 1:58 PM | Updated: 3:23 PM
THE hidden pain behind a Coast construction company's collapse has been revealed.
Ayla Constructions Pty Ltd entered voluntary liquidation on Friday, after a long battle to try and keep the company afloat.
The company, directed by Mark Deighton, was renowned for its high-end work on new homes and renovations around the region.
Liquidator Jason Cronan, director of SV Partners Sunshine Coast, said Mr Deighton had been trying "for some time" to resolve the company's debt issues.
Mr Cronan said he'd been told the loss of Mr Deighton's wife and daughter within a short period some years ago had taken its toll and Mr Deighton had "lost the will to fight" to keep the company running.
"He's really tried all he could to save it," Mr Cronan said.
Mr Cronan said two "guardian angel" investors had put in about $500,000 in total over the past 6-12 months, in a bid to keep the company afloat.