R F Blount Company Profile
The family business was founded by Fred Blount in 1945. The company specialised in all areas of plumbing and heating repairs and installations and included lead and copper work. In those days our plumbers could be seen carrying the tools of their trade around on bicycles & hand carts. As the business expanded steadily we saw our customer base grow. Our offices, which were based in Northfield Avenue near Kettering Railway Station, became well known to those that required our services. Nick Blount joined the company in 1976 as an apprentice plumber, heating and ventilation engineer. Business turnover continued to increase further and recruitment of qualified staff and additional investment of company resources was required. In 1984 Nick became a full partner of the business and administer of the business with the assistance of a professional management team.
In 1998 our company took an ambitious step and relocated to a new, larger premises off Garrard Way, which is part of the Telford Way Industrial Estate in Kettering. Our new premises allowed us to launch our sales counter, which provides a range of materials for the trade and public.
A large workforce enables us to handle contracts in region of £500,000 whilst still being able to deal with our grass-roots customers who may need repairs to a ball valve, a drain unblocked or a boiler serviced.
We believe in the benefits of maintaining high standards of work through a continuous program of staff training. Our company annually provides recruitment and training for apprentices and staff. Because of this we have managed to retain a family feel within the business.
We have modern computer systems and software abilities and continue to look at ways in which we can improve our services for both our commercial and domestic sectors.
Being the largest company of our type in Northamptonshire and with over 60 years of trading experience. We offer a wide range of excellent range services to our local and national customers at competitive prices.