Stakelums Hardware, Thurles is the County Tipperary winner in the Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2011. It also won the Most Improved Builders merchant award.
This was the 17th Octabuild Builders Awards. The companies who organise the awards as Octabuild are; Gyproc, Evo-Stik, Dulux Paints, Irish Cement, Kingspan Insulation, Sanbra Fyffe, Tegral and Wavin.
Stakelums Hardware has been in operation for 50 years. Stakelums is the ultimate one stop shop for house and home; offering customers a uniquely diverse range of products, which are competitively priced and backed by excellent customer service from a loyal, dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
This year 37 awards were made at the Octabuild event including County, Regional, National and Special Awards. All entries were judged on the basis of Customer Service, Merchandising, Housekeeping, Health & Safety and Management Systems.
Introducing the awards the Chairman of Octabuild Tom O’ Callaghan, said, “In the present economic climate virtually every business in the country is feeling the pressure on sales and margins. Despite the difficulties there is considerable innovation been shown by builders merchants and there is a considerable shift in the way traditional builders merchant are reacting to the changing environment.”
Between them the Octabuild companies have over 650 years manufacturing experience in Ireland, directly employ over 1,400 people here and have over 20,000 quality products available every day for Irish builders merchants.