BOSWELL BROS- OUR HISTORY
Boswell Bros (Salisbury) Ltd is a local family business based in Ford just on the outskirts of Salisbury dealing in a wide array of building materials and DIY products.
Its founding members Ken and Ernest Boswell began selling and delivering Firewood and logs in 1932. They were joined by Ted Boswell their youngest brother who invested his savings into the fledgling business so that as a company they were able to diversify into the supply of Sand and Gravels as well as the on-site manufacture of Breeze and Concrete blocks a few years later.
In 1939 the company’s first lorry was purchased, the beginning of Boswell Bros ever-expanding fleet of Heavy Goods Vehicles.
In 1942 the company was fully incorporated. The brothers also began working their own Sand and Gravel pits at locations away from Ford which were unfortunately compulsory purchased before the full potential was realised.
In 1976 the last of the founders retired handing over the reins of the business to Eddie and his cousin John Boswell.
Concrete Blocks were made at the company HQ until 1983 when a decision by the new Directors to expand the business meant that the space used for block manufacturing would be used as a new DIY and Hard landscaping yard.
The building of the new yard was completed in 1986 storing a vast array of Slabs, Bricks, Blocks, Fencing, Pre-packed materials and numerous other products that can help enhance your garden or assist with your next building project. The Company have always welcomed Trade and Retail customers and the helpful staff will always welcome you.
In 1994 John Boswell retired and Eddie and Sue Boswell purchased his shares and became the outright owners of the Company.
Under their leadership the company expanded and developed until they retired in 2010, when they handed the company down to their sons Edward and James Boswell.
The new Directors have taken the ball and run with it, swapping the position of the DIY yard and the Waste Transfer station to vastly improve the expansion potential and efficiency of both departments, investing in new plant and equipment, new vehicles and excellent staff and polishing the diamond that is Boswell Bros into Salisbury’s premier Independent Trade and Retail Building Material supplier, Waste Management service and Surface and Hard-Landscaping Developer.