From our humble origins back in the 1970s, we have steadily grown into becoming the region's leading gas service provide, currently offering comprehensive cost-efficient services to over 6,000 properties in Shropshire alone. In almost forty years, we have added a variety of complimentary services to our portfolio, such as fireplaces, stoves, oil, drainage and electrical work.
The Early Years
Shropshire Gas was founded by Malcolm Carter in 1979, based near Market Drayton. The company was the first in the region to rival British Gas, and to develop ‘Service Care’, a central heating and boiler breakdown insurance cover plan. During our early years we took and responded to 400 service calls. Today we take and respond to 400 service calls every week. That’s how much we’ve grown, and a testament to our continuing success. It’s what allows us to continue providing stellar gas engineering services at low prices.
The Decades of Evolution
We expanded every year to cover new areas and as we were connected to the mains gas network. Our growth was exemplified by a five-fold increase in our turnover by 1990.
In 1993 we were awarded some of the largest local authority gas contracts by Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council as well as North Shropshire District Council. This led to us becoming the preferred contractor of both Severnside and Meres and Mosses Housing, two new social housing landlords with a combined stock of 8,000 properties.
14 years later we were recognised with a commendation for 'outstanding performance' following a Comprehensive Performance Assessment by a government audit commission. We were rewarded with a new five-year contract with ‘Severnside’ as their preferred partner, and we were selected twice as the preferred contractor for Meres and Mosses Housing before achieving full partnership status.
Shropshire Gas Today
Further challenge came from demand in the private sector. In 2011, Warmfront relocated their head office to Telford.
With our continued success we expanded further, we employed a dedicated team of specialists in every aspect of heating services, staffed partly by ex-British Gas personnel. They worked well together and secured our title as the region’s leader in gas, oil and multi-fuel heating services.
This allowed for rapid expansion into the entire Shropshire homeowners market and working contracts for property and estate agents, private and social landlords, and even the national insurance companies Domestic and General and Aria Assistance, as well as the energy company Eon.
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