GR White & Son Ltd provides all types of industrial, commercial and domestic electrical services for its customers. Building Ireland learned more about the ins and outs of the business from Rachel Elliott, who is the company’s Quantity Surveyor.
Since its inception 45 years ago, G.R. White & Son Ltd has grown into a highly respected and experienced electrical contractor business with its headquarters located in Tempo, Co Fermanagh.
Covering the U.K, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland the family-run company are well positioned and equipped to provide all types of industrial, commercial and domestic electrical services, possessing a strong track record completing a diverse range of education, health, utility and public sector contracts.
Founded in 1972 by George White, G.R. White & Son Ltd has continued to grow from strength to strength and currently employs 50 people. George is joined by his wife Cynthia and son Rodney (Operations Director).
Rachel has been part of the team for almost five years now and was good enough to take time from a busy schedule to give Building Ireland the lowdown on the business.
“We’re on Main Street in Tempo and the company celebrates 45 years this year,” explained Rachel.
During its 45 years, the company has established itself alongside many of the major organisations throughout Northern Ireland and the experience has allowed them to ensure that they provide the best possible quality and are fully committed to providing a high quality service on all its projects.
Such continued commitment is embedded in the excellent Quality Assurance procedures as set out by ISO 9001:2008 and reinforced to all staff by Operations Director, Rodney White.
G.R. White & Son Ltd has gained extensive experience working in the industrial, commercial and domestic sectors and has steadily grown into a thriving and versatile electrical contracting company. Their clients aren’t only littered throughout the whole of Northern Ireland but also the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man, Scotland and England.
As a consumer driven company, it is imperative for G.R. White & Son Ltd to ensure that their clients receive the highest level of service. To this end, the firm have been inspected and approved by various authorities and conform to industry wide standards.
When it comes to electrical contracting, G.R. White & Son Ltd offers the whole package and it’s a large part of the reason why so many clients tend to choose them first ahead of other competitors.
The Fermanagh-based company have worked in partnership with a number of contractors installing street lighting packages on a civil engineering scale and residential. They have the skills and resources to carry out the street lighting installation on any scale.
The company can install LED Lighting, whether it be for a domestic or commercial premises, and also offers a complete design and installation service on domestic, commercial and industrial premises.
G.R. White & Son Ltd prides itself in creating designs that are tailored to the client’s requirements, delivering a high standard of installation and professional workmanship on each project.
Such a high standard of work is reflected in the business increase which the company has had in the last couple of years, as Rachel explained.
“We’re very busy at the moment and we have a lot of different contracts on,” she said.
“Thankfully, we kept steady throughout the downturn and settled in to the point now where there has been a steady increase in business. We just completed a state of the art Northern Ireland Ambulance Centre in Enniskillen and are currently working on a highly spec’d All State Insurance fit out in Strabane.”
Past projects that the company has completed can be found on its website (grwhiteelectrical.co.uk) along with the list of accreditations it has obtained, including the NICEIC, RECI and ISO 9001.
G.R. White & Son Ltd’s test engineers have both the qualifications and experience to conduct testing within the commercial, industrial, public and domestic sectors and they use the most up-to-date technology, software and reporting techniques to provide the highest possible cost-effective service. Large Testing & Inspection contracts are currently being completed with Lakeland Dairies, NIE Networks and Severfield Rowan PLC to name a few.
Their electrical testing and inspection services also include Emergency lighting test and inspections and Electrical portable appliance testing.
GR White & Son Ltd offers a complete Facilities Management Service. This service provides customers with the knowledge that any electrical services they require will be taken care of. The Facilities Management Service includes approved Electricians, Plumbers, Joiners and skilled labourers on call 24/7 for all of your Facilities Management needs. In addition to this, the company compile an inventory of the premises which in turn aids their speed of service when a breakdown occurs.
“Our team of NICEIC electricians are committed to quality workmanship at all levels,” said Rachel.
“We have good work ethos here and have a 24-hour call out service for our customers too. We currently have 40 vans on the road.”
GR White & Son Ltd specialise in construction work that incorporates the design installation and maintenance of all electrical systems.
Over the last 45 years they have steadily grown and, as a result, have worked in partnership with Graham Construction, McLaughlin & Harvey on projects of various sizes in both Northern Ireland and Mainland UK.
Going on form, the company’s quality workmanship and steady flow of business looks set to continue for years to come.
GR White & Son Ltd
43 Main Street,
Tel: +44 (0)28 8954 1359
E-mail: [email protected]
Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, December 2017, Vol 3 No 11