Carryduff Building Supplies celebrates 40 years of trading

First opening its doors in 1984 under its former trading name, Farm Feeds and Supplies, Carryduff Building Supplies is celebrating its 40th anniversary.   

Founder John Gilliland, then a dairy farmer, and his wife Shirley began by selling agricultural supplies to local farmers, which then gradually expanded to include building materials and supplies.

As the building supplies side of trade took off, John gave up farming to focus on growing the business and, in 1997, the name of the company was changed to Carryduff Building Supplies to reflect the true nature of what the business had become.

While the ethos behind the family-run business remained the same – to deliver a personal, friendly and accommodating service – it has pressed forward to grow the business in areas that provide extra value to its wide-ranging client base, such as adding a ready-mix concrete facility and concrete pre-cast production facility.

Being an independent builders’ merchant has allowed the business to grow organically into areas in which the firm identified a need.

John and Shirley are now joined in the business by two of their sons, Andrew and Richard.

The family team is a hands-on operation, in day-to-day contact with clients and personally looking after their orders and accounts.

They are proud to uphold the business motto, ‘Small enough to care, large enough to cope’, and take great satisfaction in providing a ‘one-stop-shop’ service for customers.

“We are a bit different from your standard builders’ merchant,” said Andrew Gilliland.

“As manufacturers of precast concrete products and ready-mix concrete as well as traditional building supplies, we can provide everything you need to build a house, from the stones at the very beginning stages for the foundations, to the finishing touches like landscaping and gardening supplies.”

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116 Hillsborough Rd, Moneyreagh, Newtownards BT23 6AZ

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