A long-established Clonmel company is celebrating a major milestone this weekend.
Chadwicks builders providers opened its first store in the town in September 1972 and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Despite the current economic climate the company is still going strong, having witnessed several changes in the industry in the past four decades, and has retained its position as a market leader.
Although it supplies materials, as well as a first-class service to those involved in the building trade, Chadwicks has a much wider appeal.
“We cater for everyone, from DIY enthusiasts to plumbers, fitters and builders so everyone is welcome here”, says store manager Seamus Ryan.
To mark its anniversary the store is holding “a one-day madness sale” this Saturday, September 1st, which will offer great value to customers.
The store is extending its Saturday opening hours for the event and will be open from 8.30am to 5pm with a great range of offers that will be showcased in a marquee at the front of its premises at the Carrigeen Industrial Estate, just off the bypass road.
Those who are building a house or renovating a house will be especially catered for on Saturday, with specialists in the market offering advice and information.
The store re-located from its original Queen Street premises to the Carrigeen Industrial Estate in 2001, a move that offered a larger store and improved free parking for all types of vehicles, from cars to trucks.
Chadwicks employ 18 full-time staff in Clonmel, most of whom have long service with the company including Pat Larkin, who has worked with Chadwicks since it first opened in the town.
The store is open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday; 8am to 4pm on Friday and from 9am to 12.30pm on Saturday.
Chadwicks in Clonmel represents a great local success story and as it embarks on the next 40 years the company is looking forward with confidence to celebrating a half century of outstanding service to the people of the town and South Tipperary in 10 years time.