L-r: Mike Macaulay, Hamish MacDougall, Ian Masson and Mike MacLellan.

GPH strengthens services through acquisition of third branch

Published:  02 June, 2015

GPH Builders Merchants has strengthened its position following the acquisition of a Stonehaven company.

The independent builders’ merchant, with branches in Inverurie and Westhill, has acquired MacDougall & Masson, which is based in Stonehaven’s Spurryhillock Industrial Estate, for an undisclosed sum.

MacDougall & Masson, which supplies a comprehensive range of building materials and tools, has been sold due to the retirement of its owners Hamish MacDougall and Ian Masson after establishing the business 42 years ago.

GPH has been serving the North-east’s building and DIY markets with a complete range of materials for 33 years. It also runs an extensive plant hire business. The new branch will bring the total GPH workforce to over 70 employees.

Mike MacLellan, managing director at GPH, said: “We are delighted to have acquired this reputable base in Stonehaven from Hamish and Ian and we intend expanding our GPH model on the back of the excellent service that they have built up over the years.

“The addition of a third branch, and the extension of our Westhill branch in June, will ensure further widespread coverage of the North-east, ensuring the exceptional customer service and competitive pricing which, we as an independent, can give over a national supplier.”

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