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15 Sep , 2015  

Limerick’s General Hardware Supplies Ltd are a well-established, progressive and reputable company who specialise in the supply and delivery of high quality and competitively priced products for trade, for home, for everything …

“The key to this business is always having a product in stock when the customer needs it and servicing the existing market.”

That’s the philosophy of Jarlath Mullane who is General Manager of General Hardware Supplies Ltd which is located on The Station Road, Newcastle West, Co Limerick.

With 15,000 items on their shelves and in their yard at any given time, GHS have enhanced their reputation as West Limerick’s number one Builder providers. Open Monday to Saturday (8am to 6pm), they supply everything from the shovel for turning the first piece of sod to the key to open the door – at competitive prices.

Established in 2000 by Jarlath’s father Joe and Michael Noonan, GHS currently have 13 employees on its payroll. Jarlath and his team take great pride in the first class service they offer their customers which range from tradesmen to DIY enthusiasts. And, crucially, all the top brands can be found at General Hardware Supplies Ltd.

“The building sector in Ireland is re-emerging from difficult times and we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of builders and tradesmen coming through our door in the last year or so.

“Our experienced staff, behind the counter and out in the yard, are extremely knowledgable and know what they are talking about when it comes to servicing our existing customers to get them up and running again.

“We’re in daily contact with many of our customers, covering a 60 mile radius, and after a number of years when people didn’t do anything at all, it’s fantastic to be able to that again.

“We have the stock and expertise to satisfy our customers’ needs. I would like to invite all our customers to call to our store at Station Road, Newcastle West where we would be happy to show them around.”

“What separates us from our competitors is our knowledge and experience,” emphasised marketing manager Fergal Maher. “Credit for that must go to Joe Mullane who developed a reputation down through the years that we’re extremely proud of and that is now being maintained by Jarlath.

“We have developed a reputation as a leading supplier to the construction sector as builder merchants.”

With their modern fleet of vehicles, GHS can provide a rapid delivery service for all their customers’ requirements. “On average we make 16 deliveries a day and, as well as our own fleet, we use outside hauliers as well on a regular basis,” added Jarlath.

A proud family business, GHS had detected a marked jump in the demand for high quality timber in Ireland and they have reacted to that by stocking only the best of Irish timber as well as high quality timber imported from the likes of Germany, Latvia and Sweden.

Available at highly competitive prices, Jarlath revealed: “Timber is really moving well, quality timber and quality imported timber is the way forward. We aim to grow that section of the business to enable us supply more customers with more products.”

He continued: “We’re confident when it comes to the future of the business.  There’s always the danger that you might grow too quickly but it’s a nice problem to have compared to a few years ago.”

Any customers that need advice on what type of building materials may best suit their project GHS’s sales representatives will be happy to call at a time that suits them to discuss the project in detail and advise them of the savings they can offer.

In addition, General Hardware’s sister company “McMahon Concrete Products”, which is located just five miles away in Ardagh, are on hand to help with customers’ concrete requirements. They manufacture sills, lintels, wall caps, pier caps, post and panel fencing and cattle troughs.

Operating for the past 16 years, McMahon Concrete Products have established themselves as leading manufacturers & suppliers of precast concrete products & concrete drinking troughs (indoor & outdoor) in Limerick & surrounding areas of South West Ireland.

Now delivering nationwide, visit www.mcmahonsconcreteproducts.ie to find out more.

Professional contractors, builders, homeowners alike have always turned to General Hardware Supplies Ltd because of their wide and varied range of quality products and their commitment to customer service. They offer everything a customer could need under the one roof.

For all pricing and sales enquries on the best hardware and building supplies available, contact Jarlath at the numbers below …

General Hardware Supplies Ltd
Station Road
Newcastlewest
Co Limerick
Tel: 069 77978
Lo Call: 1890 779 779
Email: [email protected]generalhardwaresupplies.com
Website: www.generalhardwaresupplies.com

Taken from Building Ireland magazine Vol 1 No 1, Autumn 2015