One of the country’s leading window and door manufacturers is celebrating over forty years in business.
Local success story Bonmahon Joinery & uPVC Ltd. has been in operation since 1973 from its headquarters in Ballyvaden, Bonmahon.
Originally established as a small joinery by John Roche, the business has grown into a well-known and respected manufacturing business.
A qualified carpenter and joiner, John began manufacturing timber windows and doors and formed Bonmahon Joinery & uPVC Ltd.
The first purpose built factory was constructed in 1979, bringing the opportunity to manufacture more, employ more and increase the company’s commitment to customers.
In the early 1980s, the company expanded into the aluminum and PVC trades which had become increasingly popular at that time.
A special building was erected in 1983 to specifically cater for the PVC trade, and this was replaced by an even bigger factory in 1994.
Today, the uPVC section produces a comprehensive range of uPVC and aluminum windows, doors, and screens for both the domestic and commercial sectors.
The company continued to work with timber and nowadays the joinery section takes pride in designing and making a variety of bespoke joinery for both inside and outside the home.
The factory area has tripled in size to accommodate the joinery section, which specializes in timber windows, doors, screens, along with fire rated doors and screens.
As products are manufactured in house, Bonmahon Joinery can work around particular customer requirements and create something unique and durable.
“It was always our policy to manufacture all products here in Bonmahon so over the years there has been huge investment in the most up-to-date computerised machinery and qualified personnel. By manufacturing here, we have more control over the quality of our raw materials, our workmanship and the finished product. ” said John Roche.
“Despite the increase in size over the forty years, we feel that we have held onto the small business values which were at the very heart of our company’s foundation.”
Customers can be assured of good quality workmanship from the family run business as staff members have plenty of experience and are committed to delivering quality.
Bonmahon Joinery can indeed be called a family business as John and Mary have been joined by Gillian, Brea and John Roche Jnr.
Gillian qualified as a quantity surveyor, Brea studied business in WIT and recently John Roche Jnr. graduated from GMIT Letterfrack Furniture College.
Customers can be assured of care and attention from the sales team of Rosemarie, Gillian and Brea.
“People appreciate receiving our suggestions and advice because we have the experience to offer advice on what we think will or won’t work,” said Rosemarie.
A new showroom is due to open on site later this year.
Customers and potential customers are encouraged to visit the showroom, where they will also be able to view the manufacturing process that is involved.
All products are manufactured strictly to system suppliers specification.
One of the unique aspects of Bonmahon Joinery manufacturing is that all the windows and doors are fully reinforced with steel.
Over the years, John Roche has travelled extensively to various exhibitions and trade shows in order to ensure the company is up to speed with all of the latest developments in the industry.
To this end, the company is currently researching the use of a revolutionary new window.
Bonmahon Joinery has always used the highest quality materials including Kommerling uPVC which is recognized as being number one in Europe for quality and innovation.
Bonmahon Joinery has served and continues to serve customers throughout Waterford city and county, Tipperary, Kilkenny and even further afield.
“Most of our work comes through word of mouth. Whenever anyone says something good about us we really do appreciate it. A good word can do a lot for a business,” said Gillian.
“People have recommended us to relatives and friends in Dublin and Wicklow for example. Often we’ve worked for generations of people. The families of people we did windows for 40 years ago are now coming to us,” added John.
Bonmahon Joinery can arrange to call to your house to discuss individual requirements.
“We can do up a quotation, go through it in detail and show the customer what they can get. We spend considerable time with each customer giving them advice on designs and everything that is required to make their decision easier. In this regard, if customers find it easier to call out in the evenings or on a Saturday, we can set up an appointment to suit,” explained Brea.
The fully qualified fitters at Bonmahon Joinery have been with the business for a considerable time and understand the importance of carrying out a professional and tidy job for each customer.
Along with domestic work, Bonmahon Joinery has carried out a substantial amount of commercial projects over the past 40 years.
The business enjoys community involvement through its sponsorship of the
Bonmahon GAA team and various other local organisations.
“When people are supporting us, we can also support them,” said Rosemarie.
“Getting more business enables us to grow which then enables us to be in a position to give something back to the community.”
All at Bonmahon Joinery & uPVC Ltd. would like to thank their customers and all those who recommended them over the years.
They look forward to continuing to provide superior products and a dedicated service throughout 2014 and beyond.
For more information visit www.bonmahonjoinery.ie.