Independent builders merchant Merritt & Fryers is celebrating 85 years of service to the professional trades in Skipton.
Founded in 1935, the family-run timber, building, plumbing, hardware and decorators’ merchants is being run by its third generation and is still located among former mill buildings near the centre of Skipton. The site covers 3.5 acres site offers a timber yard, building supplies, plumbing and heating department, ironmongery, hardware, garden and landscape supplies, and a DIY, tile showroom and decorating centre with wallpaper books to browse and paint-mixing to order.
Rachel Fryers, one of four original family descendants still managing the firm said: “The company started quite small but over the years we’ve grown to become a genuine success story for Skipton. We have listened to our customers for three generations to become award-winning builders’ merchants providing a complete one-stop shop”.
The site also features a bespoke joinery and fitting service for doors, windows, staircases, outdoor furniture and specialist items, a stove showroom showcasing leading brands including ESSE, and an extensive bathroom showroom featuring more than 30 traditional and state-of-the-art displays at any one time.
Merritt & Fryers is also a valued supporter of the local community, providing sponsorship support for agricultural shows, cultural events and several sports clubs.