Since our inception almost 20 years ago, it is fair to say that we have taken the building maintenance world by storm. Stone Technical Services Group Ltd began as a very small, humble family business of only two: brothers Dave and Grahame Stone.
Within 2 short years, and having realised that Steeplejack House (Dave’s spare room in Starmer Crescent, Darlington!) was no longer fit for purpose, things began to get serious so we moved into our first grown-up commercial premises with a staff count of 8, and proudly became a limited company.
In what seemed like the blink of an eye, we had outgrown our surroundings and were on the move again. Just seven quick-paced and exciting years later, we moved into our current head office and bespoke workshops on Kellaw Road in Darlington, knowing that the premises far exceeded our needs at the time but with a focus purely on ambitious future growth plans, our priority was that the premises met the requirements of what we knew we would need in the years to come.
The birth of STS - version 2.0. Two things happened to take us forward on our continued development. Firstly, the inception of a Group Limited structure, incorporating multiple divisions, and secondly, the adoption of Einstein’s theory that the thinking that got you where you are today is not what will get you where you want to be… it was time to evolve!
A closer and more driven and targeted strategy around business development, client relationships, sales professionalism and enhanced quality service demanded a new round of recruitment of like-minded individuals with new skill-sets and abilities to take the business forward, to the next level and beyond.
2016 - a record year - £3.5m turnover. We have barely scratched the surface…
With another solid year of trade behind us we continue to strive for future business development. As many businesses wrangle with the equation of whether to work harder or work smarter, at STS Group we have decided to do both! Our focus is on two main areas, developing the existing enviable client list we already have and expanding the opportunities with them, as well as also increasing the in house skill set of our amazing workforce through training of existing craftsmen and recruitment of new faces. 20 years have gone in the blink of an eye, let’s see what the next 20 brings!