Abraham Shaw

We are directors, Richard and David Stell along with our band of merry men, Colin, Craig, Phil, Anthony, Paul, Craig and Ken. Long established in Bradford, and serving all surrounding areas.

What do you do?

We manufacture joinery for small builders and private customers in our workshop. Recent and ongoing projects include six hardwood windows made and fitted; filing cabinets designed, built and just passing through the paint shop, two large barn doors (for exporting these to Lancashire!) and an oak staircase to make and fit.

We also maintain and fit Fire Doors, 3rd party certified with BM Trada for clients such as Leeds NHS, Interserve Facilities, Rawdon Primary School, Rothwell Primary School, Pudsey Bolton Royd Primary, Huddersfield Stadium, Bradford Care Trust and many others.

We have recently fitted some new two hour fire doors for a Sir Robert McAlpine building project. It's a modern need, to the age old problem of fire, which we have evolved to satisfy that need. A timber based certified fire door, fitted by professionals, will remain intact for 120 minutes. Helping to protect the occupants and preserve the building.

We also carry out joinery maintenance and repairs working with timber – it's the ever renewable and repairable building material, brilliant stuff.

Why do you do what you do?

We both love to serve customers.

How did you get into your field?

We were born in to it! (Quiet literally just around the corner) Following in our father’s footsteps, but also improving on his foundations.

What drives you?

The next job, phone call, e-mail, enquiry or customer. Keeping our loyal, long serving employees busy!

What's your greatest success story?

Evolution. After 30 years, you realise just how different the world is now. The customers and suppliers who have fallen by the wayside whilst welcoming new customers and suppliers too.

•   The type of work we undertake. And the opportunities still to come.

•   The folklore of the company recalls the days of walking down to the next job in the village.

•   Today our six vans are all on the road by 7.30am, heading to all points on the compass.

Abraham Shaw