MacBlair Cookstown is Mid- Ulster’s one-stop-shop for building products, bathrooms and plumbing and heating supplies located on a modern site with easy access for customers.
And despite strong sales performances, the Cookstown branch is determined not to let the high standards slip in what is a very competitive marketplace. Branch manager, Paul Wilson is determined to ensure the branch looks to the future, with the customer’s needs at the heart of everything they do.
“A lot of our success is down to the fact that we have a large, modern site which not only allows easy access for customers and deliveries but it also enables us to carry a wide stock profile,” said Paul.
“And by utilising the size of the MacBlair business we can buy correctly, which means we can provide high- quality products at a fair price.” Situated on the one site, MacBlair Cookstown is home to the company’s Builders’ Merchant, Watershed Bathroom & Tiles and the Plumbing & Heating department.
“We are performing well but there is always that desire to push forward. We certainly won’t be resting on our laurels but instead seeking new ways to push the business on,” said Paul. And to that end the Cookstown branch has welcomed three new members of staff. “
Shane Kealey has joined us as a plumbing and heating supervisor,” said Paul.
“Shane is an ex-plumber and brings real expertise to the position. He is on-hand to speak to DIY-ers or builders who may need some guidance or information. And of course Shane’s plumbing and heating expertise goes hand-in-hand with our Watershed Bathrooms & Tiles department.
“In this department we have welcomed Ryan Sinclair who has expertise in creating 3D images of how customers’ finished bathrooms will look. Often it is hard for a customer to visualise how a certain product will look in their home and Ryan is able to do that for them in a very tangible way.”
MacBlair Cookstown has identified the self-build market as a sector which has growth potential. “We have welcomed Ronan Rocks to the branch in an internal sales position and one area Ronan will be concentrating on is the self-build market,” said Paul.
“We see this area as one which we can grow and develop. Ronan, who has extensive sales experience, will be going out to sites across Mid-Ulster to establish relationships with those involved in self builds and introducing them to the MacBlair portfolio – bar the kitchen MacBlair can supply everything you will need to build your new home.”
With a fleet of two 26-tonne trucks fitted with hiab cranes and a long wheelbase van MacBlair’s next day delivery service will keep your build on schedule.