The Story so far ….. A Farmer and a Carpenter.
Mark and Steve are the Directors of Torridge Gates, who through their own humble way have managed to create a fine quality and well-loved business, combining their skills of Mark’s love of farming and business thinking and Steve’s love of Carpentry and Quality, without the two, Torridge Gates would not be the renowned and well-respected business it has become.
Mark was a farm owner, and Steve was a carpenter and the two saw a niche in the market for making bespoke entrance gates and farm gates.
They knew that they could make something better, stronger and of much better value than what was out there on the market. Setting out in one of Mark’s farm sheds they started to create their individual products and the range grew, along with customers interest.
Now the boys preferred to be working on their products than advertising and promoting, perfecting the perfect product for their customers, so it came as a bit of surprise to both when their name grew from just word of mouth to people seeing their products on customers driveways and customers recommendations alone.
As time went on Mark and Steve had to re-think their location, they were taking on more work and more staff and needed to find bigger premises. They found the most beautiful sawmills set in the heart of North Devon, just what they wanted but with the scope to be able to provide a much bigger range of all wooden products. It was a massive step-up for the boys, but a much needed move, and one where they could take Torridge Gates Limited to the position it stands today.
In 2016 Torridge Gates moved into the The Old Sawmills, Merton.
The village of Merton was thrilled to have back a thriving industry back where it belonged and Mark and Steve were equally delighted to be able to offer more jobs to local people.
When you arrive at Torridge Gates you will be taken aback firstly by its beautiful setting and secondly the honest but decent hardworking ethos of the business. The boys will go above and beyond to help you with your order or enquiry.
However, as time has moved on the boys have learnt along the way, having big names getting behind them and wanting to stock their products, they can now supply and deliver to the whole of the UK, they have a brand new website and showroom (near to completion).
Torridge Gates will never compromise on quality nor will they ever lose sight of what they stand for…..
Beautiful, Quality, Bespoke Products.