Ireland’s largest privately owned Builders Merchant group, HPC Group, has recently acquired Cahir based JP Corry, previously trading as Lonergan Hardware, securing 10 jobs with further growth expected in the coming months.
Bringing together the extensive experience of Home Project Centre and JP Corry, formerly Lonergans, the acquisition ensures that customers will continue to enjoy excellent customer service whilst also availing of new product ranges and the latest industry innovations at affordable prices.
Lonergans was established in 1978 by John Lonergan and was taken over by his son, Paul, in 1994.
The store was re-branded as JP Corry in 2007 following a buy-out. JP Corry, Cahir, will now trade as TJ O’Mahony, a well-known Builders Merchant which currently operates three locations in Dublin as part of the HPC Group.
The O’Mahony brand is synonymous with the supply of quality timber and building materials to the building trade and home improvement sector for almost sixty years.
Speaking about the recent acquisition, Cahir store manager Pat Power said: “I am really looking forward to working with the other 11 branches in the HPC Group.
“Since the acquisition, we have reintroduced strong industry brands which were welcomed by our customers immediately. Thanks to the buying power of TJ O’Mahony and exclusive partnerships with key suppliers, we can continue to provide our customers with wider choice, value and expertise.”
Dennis O’Connor, Commercial Director of HPC Group, added: “We are delighted to extend the famous TJ O’Mahony service to new customers in the South. New jobs will be created in Heating and Plumbing, Paint Centres and our showrooms in the coming months as part of our renovation plans for the Cahir store”. www.tjomahony.ie or call the Cahir branch (052) 7441452.
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