From humble beginnings in Stockport, the business began by manufacturing windows and doors for local customers and progressed into house extensions. The construction element of the business grew larger than the joinery department and spilt from RW Joinery into a separate company in 1984. Our production facilities moved to new premises in Mersey Street, Stockport in 1985; during that period Reginald Williams sold all interests in the business.
Chris Robinson joined the company as a building graduate in 1985, progressing quickly from Estimator to Director and latterly replacing his father as Managing Director in 1990. Douglas retired from the business shortly after. Under the tenure of Chris Robinson, the business has expanded greatly. The company grew from providing bespoke joinery to the local community to a leading nationwide doorset manufacturer and installer.
The production facilities have formed the stable foundation to the business, with constant and frequent investment. Due to this, our current facilities are state of the art in efficiency and production. Recent investment of nearly £500,000 has produced a new door leaf factory. Future development will see a new reception, boardroom area, new production facility office and employee well-being area. We are passionate about reliability and quality and so will always provide the finest technology and equipment to our craftsmen.
RW Joinery’s true investment is to its staff and operatives. We invest greatly in the training, expertise and wellbeing of all staff, with an objective of making it a favourable and professional working environment. Many of our employees have exceeded ten years in the company. We are honoured to have such committed professionals within our business.
Our staff consists of over 50 employees, all with unique capabilities, with every one bringing an excellence to their specialism. Consistent consultations, external and internal training ensure that every employee is an expert within their sector. We have a variety of professionals from pre-contract specialists and site professionals, including contract managers and quantity surveyors, to our dedicated team of production facility and site joiners.
We now work in a variety of sectors including retail, commercial and academic; with our clients being a range of both national and international clients. Our clients include: Laing O’Rourke, Pochin, Carillion and Balfour Beatty. However, we never forget our humble beginnings and will always be a local company at heart. RW Joinery is fast approaching its 50-year anniversary where we can celebrate just how far we have come and commemorate those who have made it happen.