In Memory of Jack Myers
A reputation built on firm foundations
Originally founded in 1929 in the name of Isaac Timmins Ltd, the Myers Group can trace its modern day heritage back to 1959, the year in which Jack Myers was instrumental in establishing Readymix Huddersfield, the foundation of the Myers family business.
Jack had no option but to get involved in the construction industry, his father Hervey Myers was an established builder and Jack naturally followed his profession.
The Readymix operation diversified into building materials supply and acquisition of a natural stone production facility.
When Jack Myers passed away in 1991, his son John Myers took the helm as Managing Director with his sister Jackie Berry at his side. Determination to follow in their father’s footsteps gave John and Jackie the impetus to continue building the successful family business, which today supplies concrete and building materials throughout Yorkshire and natural Yorkstone throughout the UK.
Now in its fourth generation, the Myers Group is a thriving family business. The traditional values and morals that are synonymous with the Myers name have been vested in James Berry and Katie Berry, who in 2012 were handed the reins from their uncle John, now Chairman, and their mother Jackie.
Managing Director James Berry and his sister Katie Berry look back with pride at their family’s contribution to the construction industry and look forward with enthusiasm to continuing the family business.
Isaac Timmins founded – the predecessor of the Myers Group
Readymix Huddersfield established
Readymix Huddersfield supplies concrete for construction of the M62 and Scammonden Dam Bridge
Johnsons Wellfield Quarries
acquired by the Myers Group
Naylor interests in the Naylor
Myers joint venture acquired
by the Myers Group
Boards Timber in Huddersfield is acquired as the Group’s specialist timber distributor, now known as Myers Timber
celebrates its 50th anniversary
Myers Building Supplies opens its Crosland Hill branch
The fourth generation of the Myers family takes operational control of the business – James Berry and Katie Berry are appointed as Managing Director and Director respectively and John Myers becomes Chairman Acquisition of C A Barrett builders merchants in Sowerby Bridge forms another Myers Building Supplies branch
Myers Building Supplies opens its newly acquired branch in Leeds
Jack Myers takes control of the company from his father Hervey
Mobile Concrete Pumps established as one of the first such operations in the North of England Construction work commences on Emley Moor mast
Naylor Myers – the original name for Myers Building Supplies and a joint venture with the Naylor Pipeworks company established as the first branch opens in Huddersfield
Jack Myers the founder of the modern day business dies aged 78 after suffering from cancer John Myers becomes Managing Director and his sister Jackie Berry joins him as Director
launches its Conveyormix
vehicle to complement the
Honley Skip Hire, now known
as Myers Skip Hire, begins
Johnsons Wellfield, now Britain’s leading supplier of natural Yorkstone, supplies ashlar stone for the construction of the Huddersfield University Creative Arts School, the latest landmark building in the town, which is followed by supply of stone for the Business School and Oastler Building
Johnsons Wellfield becomes the largest dimensional sandstone quarry in Britain Naylor Myers celebrates 40 years in
business and is rebranded as Myers Building Supplies The Group moves to a new purpose built head office facility in Barr Street, Huddersfield
Today the Group employs a workforce of approximately 350 people
MYERS BUILDING SUPPLIES
MYERS SKIP HIRE