Salmons Bros Ltd was initially established in 1965 as roofing contractors by brothers Bill and Syd Salmons.
Ran from their homes it wasn’t long before more prominent premises were required and in 1975 they rented a property in Waterside in Ely. This then became the base for the brothers business.
As the company grew, Bill appointed his son Michael Salmons to oversee the day to day site operations, and his daughter Tina Crane was recruited to manage the office. As the company expanded into the general building industry it grew out of the rented accommodation, and in 1986 they moved to Church Lane, Ely where they built their own office block and store yard.
Syd retired as joint Director shortly before the move to Church Lane, when Michael then became a more prominent fixture in the company’s growth. As Bill gradually handed over the reins, Michael took the company to the next level. He appointed Derek Pryke as his Contracts Manager, and purchased J. Acred & Son to become specialist joinery manufacturers. In 1992 they became a Limited Company.
Larger contracts followed and Salmons Bros Ltd became developers, winning RIBA awards and expanding their workload into the surrounding areas of Cambridge and Suffolk. They moved again to larger premises at Lancaster Way, Ely in 2010 redeveloping the old site in Church Lane for housing.
The 1 acre site in Lancaster Way hosts a custom made joinery workshop, large office accommodation and room for the fleet of company vehicles.
The family business is now boosted by the positions of Michael’s sons Adam and Dean Salmons as Site Managers, and James Salmons as head of PR.
Although the company has enjoyed great success, Salmons Bros have always kept to their roots. Their loyal customer base returns time after time indicating satisfaction with the workmanship and service.
It is a story of hard graft and dedication which has got the company to where it is, where no job is too small and where the customer will always come first.