Proud to be independent for 75 Years

About WJ Lewis Builders MerchantsThe History of WJ Lewis Builders Merchants

'established in 1932 we remain an Independent Merchant Owned and Staffed by local People’

In 1932 Chemical Scientist Wilfred James Lewis commenced trading as a Builders Merchant from a terraced house in Werneth, Oldham. In those days he made his deliveries in a wheel barrow! His intention was to provide the best service available in the area.This ethos remains at the core of W J Lewis’s trading principles today.

As the business continued to grow in reputation and size, in 1976 W J Lewis relocated to a new larger purpose built site in Middleton which provided a solid base for future expansion.

Some would say one of the highlights of this era was in 1982 when the stars of British wrestling battled it out in Royton Assembly hall in honour of the 50 anniversary of W J Lewis.

The new millennium has seen further growth for W J Lewis with a number of record years and expansion through new depots in Oldham and Rochdale. Now run by Wilf’s 4th generation descendents - customer service remains at the core of the companies trading ethos.