Company History

Originally founded as Isaac Timmins Ltd in 1929, the Myers Group can trace its modern day heritage back to 1959 when Readymix Huddersfield was incorporated. The Readymix operation has since expanded into a regional business with four strategically located manufacturing plants.

Group companies also include Johnsons Wellfield, founded in 1854 and acquired by the Myers family in 1979. Johnsons Wellfield is Britain’s leading supplier of natural hard Yorkstone and the only division of the Group trading on a national basis.

Myers Building Supplies is a generalist builders merchant with fourteen branches serving the everyday needs of local building professionals throughout Yorkshire, and is the largest trading division within the organisation.

Completing the Group are two Huddersfield focused specialist businesses – Myers Timber and Myers Skip Hire.

Company History Timeline

1854

Wellfield Quarries Founded

Our quarrying company Johnson Wellfield started life as Wellfield Quarries in 1854

1929

Isaac Timmins

Hervey Myers buys housebuilding business Isaac Timmins

1940’s

Jack Myers

Jack Myers takes control of the company from his father Hervey

1959

Readymix Huddersfield Limited

Formed in 1959 Readymix Huddersfield continues to provide a ready mixed concrete solution across Yorkshire

1969

Mobile Concrete Pumps

Readymix now operate a mobile concrete pump service one of the first such operation in the north of England. This is used the construction of the Emley Moor Mast which started construction in 1969

1970

Major Civil Engineering Projects

Major works across Yorkshire including the Winscar reservoir, the M62 motorway and the Scammonden Dam bridge

1973

Naylor Myers

Naylor Myers – the original name for Myers Building Supplies until 2013 was a joint venture with Naylor pipework company as the first branch opened in 1973

1979

Johnsons Wellfield

Johnsons Wellfield Quarries becomes part of the Myers Group

1988

Honley Skip Hire

The Myers Group acquires Honley Skip Hire what is now known as Myers Skip Hire in 1988

1991

John Myers & Jackie Berry

Siblings John Myers & Jackie Berry take control of the Myers Group business

1998

Naylor Myers

The Naylor interests in the Naylor Myers joint venture are acquired by the Myers Group

2006

Boards Timber

Boards Timber in Huddersfield is acquired as the Myers Group specialist timber distributor

2009

Readymix Huddersfield

Readymix Huddersfield celebrates its 50th anniversary

2010

Huddersfield University Creative Arts

Johnsons Wellfield supplies ashlar stone for the construction of the Huddersfield University Creative Arts School one of the latest landmark buildings in Huddersfield

2012

James & Katie Berry

James & Katie Berry appointed as Managing Director and Director respectively as the fourth generation of the Myers family takes operational control of the business, John Myers takes role as Chairman

2013

Myers Rebranding

The Myers Group is re-branded with Naylor Myers becoming Myers Building Supplies, Boards Timber becoming Myers Timber and Honley Skip Hire becoming Myers Skip Hire

2013

Johnsons Wellfield

Johnson Wellfield Quarries becomes the largest dimensional sandstone quarry in Britain

2013

Head Office

The Myers Group moves to brand new purpose built head office in Barr Street, Huddersfield.

2019

90 Years Anniversary

The Myers Group celebrates its 90th anniversary being part of Yorkshire since 1929

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