Heiton Buckley is the largest builders and plumbers merchant and also the largest steel stockholder in the Republic of Ireland. The business operates from 19 locations, 11 branches under the Heiton Buckley brand and a further 8 under the ‘sister’ brands, Heiton Steel, Morgans Timber, Tullamore Hardware, Eddies Hardware, Barretts, Garveys and Market Hardware.
Founded in 1849 by Thomas Heiton, the business was established originally as a coal importer. It diversified in the early 1900’s adding an ‘Iron’ department and in 1967 merged with McFerran and Guilford which added plumbing and timber to the product offering. The merged company became Heiton McFerran. In 1973, the business divested it’s coal business and in 1994, following the acquisition of a competitor, F&T Buckley, the company assumed it’s present day name, Heiton Buckley.
The business offers the full range of building and related materials to all sectors of the construction industry. The customer base ranges from large contractors to the consumer. The product offering is that of a full service mixed merchant covering building materials, timber, steel, plumbing and heating and other related products. The hire of small plant and equipment is also available at many of the branches under the brand, Sam Hire.