A locally-owned builders’ merchant has bought up a local DIY business that was handed down the generations of one Jersey family for 175 years.
Pentagon is buying the two Andersons stores in the island - bringing together two local family businesses and over 200 years’ of experience in the building and decorating supplies trade.
The announcement comes after news that Andersons was up for sale “due to retirement” prompted a flood of praise for the shops on social media by customers sharing their experiences of the family-run business in October last year.
Selling painting, decorating, homeware and other DIY supplies, the stores were founded by the Anderson family back in the 1800s as a decorators’ merchant.
Pictured: Andersons is a fifth-generation family business.
Now they offer picture framing services, tools and even small pieces of furniture and other homeware products.
Currently, the business operates out of three premises – one shop in Waterloo Street, one in Les Quennevais Parade and a storage facility in Rue des Pres.
Commenting on handing over the baton to Pentagon, Derek Anderson said: “As a fifth generation family business, together with my wife Joanne and fellow directors Chris and Dawn Munns, who are retiring, we are delighted that another local family business has acquired Anderson Ltd. It brings with it a heritage and loyal customers who like to buy local. We wish Pentagon all the best in their new venture.”
Pictured: The stores sell a range of decorating supplies and tools as well as homeware.
Pentagon Director Elliot Le Feuvre, who will be heading up day-to-day operations at the newly acquired Andersons, added: “I am very excited to be part of such a locally historic company and look forward to working with the team to serve our island wide customer base between the two branches Waterloo Street & Les Quennevais.”
Pentagon Managing Director Richard Springett explained: “We will also be introducing our computer system into the business over the next few weeks to be able to offer existing Pentagon account holders that don’t currently trade with Anderson the facility to trade with us using one account from early February.”
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