Our History

"The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you have come"

At R&M we are incredibly proud ouf our history, people, delivery record and ultimately our heritage.

R&M Williams was established by Ron Williams in 1965, in South Wales as a trade contractor.  In 1990, Rons son, Mark took over the family business.  Since then, Mark has led the following initiatives;

  • Expansion and relocation: In 2009, our head office relocated to West Point Industrial Estate, Penarth Road, Cardiff.  This consists of an 18,000 sq.ft factory and separate office facility with a dedicated training facility.  Office, Depot and Stores also established in Swansea.

  • The development of stringent Health & Safety systems and procedures including the appointment of a new Health and Safety Director, Tom Davies. 

  • Achievement of a Right First Time Approach to business supported by implementation of quality, environmental and health & safety management systems (ISO9001 & ISO14001 & OHSAS18001)

  • Development of a sustainable approach, including use of local labour and a development of a substantial labour force.

  • Becoming a strong advocate of Social Regeneration: working with our clients to employ labour locally and forging links with employment agencies to employ long term unemployed. 

R&M Williams is a sustainable enterprise based on strong values of customer satisfaction, development of our people and delivering all projects to the highest safety and quality standards. We believe the foundations we have laid over the last 50 years in both development of our offering and our staff, see us ideally placed to meet the ever-challenging requirements of our clients and to continue to broaden both the services we provide and our geographical coverage as we go forward.

Our Timeline
1965
The Beginning
September 1965
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The Beginning

We start out with Painting & Decorating and Trade Contracting

1974
First Office
We set up our first office and stores
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First Office

We set up our first office at Ron's home, with stores on Aberrhondda Road, Porth

1978
Incorporation
The company becomes incorporated
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Incorporation

The comapany becomes incorporated as we continue to grow

1983
Employees
We bring on board our one hundredth employee
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Employees

In 1983 we continue to expand and bring on board our one hundredth employee

1987
£1M Project
We win our first £1M project
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£1M Project

Our first £1M project, a trade contract at County Hall, Cardiff

1990
New Blood
Ron Williams, retires and son Mark takes over
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New Blood

Our founder, Ron Williams, retires and son Mark takes the helm

1993
Expansion
We expand into more sectors
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Expansion

In 1993 we increased the sectors that we were active in and expanded into Social Housing and Maintenance Works.
 

1994
New Office
The office and stores move
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New Office

In 1994, as a result of requirements for further space, we moved both the office and stores to new premises at School House, Miskin
 

1998
Stadium
Prestigious project at the Millennium Stadium
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Stadium

In 1998 we win a very prestigious project - the painting and decorating package at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
 

2003
New Office
Swansea Office Opened
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New Office

In 2003 we expanded to a new office to cover Swansea and the surrounding area

2006
Prize Winner
Fast growth 50 winner
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Prize Winner

2006 sees R&M Williams win the coveted 'Fast Growth 50' prize for the third consecutive year.

2009
Office Move
We move offices to Cardiff
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Office Move

Once again due to further expansion we move the office and stores to Penarth Road, Cardiff

2011
LCW created
Local Consortium Wales is formed
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LCW created

R&M Williams joined forces with John Weaver (Contractors)Ltd to form a combined multidisciplinary force servicing the local communities throughout South and South East Wales.

2012
Turnover
Turnover target of £30M reached
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Turnover

R&M Williams turnover exceeded £30M for the first time

2014
JT Merchant
Builder's merchant opened
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JT Merchant

JT Merchant - your local builder's merchant - opened in Pontyclun, Rhondda

2014
Group turnover
Group turnover exceeds £50M
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Group turnover

Business is booming as the R&M Williams Building Group turnover now passes the £50M mark

2014
National Award
RICS Project of the Year
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National Award

R&M Williams receive the RICS National Project of the Year award for the refurbishment of Penarth Pier Pavillion

2015
We are 50!
We celebrate our 50th birthday year
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We are 50!

50 years of history and continuous growth are celebrated at R&M Williams Building Group