Parker Building Supplies
About Parker Building Supplies
From the very first day of trading in 1984, Parker Building Supplies’ philosophy has always been to provide ‘Quality of Service’ with knowledgeable and well trained staff backed up by good stock availability and an efficient delivery service, and this ethos remains firmly in place today.
Parker Building Supplies is the leading independent and multiple National Award winning Timber and Heavyside Builders’ Merchant based in the South East, supplying both the retail and trade sectors. As a result of a strategic expansion and acquisition programme over the last few years, the company now employs in excess of 240 members of staff at 23 locations across the region.
As well as its heavyside depots, the company has a number of stand-alone trading divisions specialising in Paving, Kitchens, Plumbing, Joinery, Architectural Ironmongery and Garden Furniture.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Parker Building Supplies supports many local charities, schools and other worthy organisations, but this year again named Teenage Cancer Trust as its main charity partner. That’s why Parkers have, for the fourth year running, gone to great lengths to raise funds (so far in excess of £20,000) and awareness and our hardworking, dedicated staff have been unstinting in their support.
Awards & Accreditations
Parker Building Supplies’ various websites are in continuous revision, upgrade and development to cater for the public’s growing appetite for purchasing building products online. The website was awarded the Best Builders Merchants Website Award in November 2010 and retained the accolade the following year.
Parker Building Supplies are proud to hold ISO9000 and Investors in People accreditation and are certified by both the FSC and PEFC for Chain of Custody System for Timber or Timber Based Building Materials. The company are members of the Builders Merchants Federation, Federation of Master Builders, National Buying Group, Unimer and National Merchant Buying Society.
Parkers are passionate about investment in training, and firmly believe in the ethos of transforming business performance by having the right and qualified people in the right place. The company’s well trained, highly motivated and experienced staff offer personal attention to customer needs and requirements, with a wealth of in depth product knowledge.
New staff members all receive BMF Apprenticeship training and are enrolled as student members of the Institute of Builders Merchants. Many go on to attain the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service (QCF).
Parker Building Supplies views itself as much more than a Builders’ Merchant. The company actively promotes its abilities as a solutions provider and as a problem solver. Particular attention and emphasis is placed on its service credentials and professionalism. It also markets its ability to demonstrate time and cost saving ideas for customers allowing them to focus on and add greater efficiency to their own business or project.