A Bit About Us...Killeen Hardware is a family run, traditional builders merchants. We are a multi departmental business, aiming to provide you with a single location for all your self build and DIY needs. We have over 7 different departments on site. We are a builders merchants and hardware store, we also have a doors and floors store, a bathroom centre, a garden machinery centre, a stove and fireplace centre as well as stocking some agricultural products and other products such as workwear and work boots.
Killeen Hardware was established in 1983 by Kenneth and Philip Hughes. Originally a manufacturer of concrete products, Philip decided to put up a small shop and sell basic hardware and DIY products. As demand grew, the business expanded and various departments such as the bathrooms and doors and floors departments were established. Through recruiting locally and employing the right staff who knew the market well Kenneth and Philip were able to capitalise on growing markets. Kenneth & Philip didn’t hesitate to build new sheds and showrooms and expand where possible. They also managed to see the business through some difficult circumstances and ‘With a lot of hard work and prayer we have the business as it is today.’ (Kenneth)
Philip’s eldest son David who recently graduated from Queens University Belfast with a 2:1 in Business Economics has joined the firm as the third generation. This has allowed Kenneth to retire and Philip to take a more relaxed role within the firm after over 35 years of management.
David has been running about the builders yard from he was knee high and has been keenly interested in business all his life so this is the perfect opportunity to put his degree to good use.
It has been a baptism of fire with the Coronavirus, Brexit uncertainty and changing business conditions creating a lot of challenges for the business but with a lot of hard work and prayer we trust we will be able to offer our products and services at competitive prices and with helpful and efficient service. (David)