Following the initial purchase three years ago, Stirlin Developments has gone on to acquire a range of Volvo excavators and two DD25B double drum tandem rollers. The company now has the original ECR50D together with three larger, reduced swing excavators in the ECR58D and two ECR88Ds, the slightly smaller two-and-a-half tonne ECR25D and an EC18D. Recently delivered, Rickmar Plant Sales Ltd, with Volvo CE’s mutual agreement, has supplied a fourteen tonne EC140E and has a larger
sixteen tonne EC160E on order for Stirlin Developments. “For us it made perfect sense to allow the team at Rickmar to extend beyond their usual product portfolio due to the close relationship they have nurtured with James Kirby and Stirlin Developments,” comments Dealer Development Manager, Charlie Flaws. “It’s in everyone’s interest in these situations to allow one point of frictionless contact for the customer.”
Part of the decision making process to opt for the Volvo product was in part due to Stirlin Development’s Construction Director Anthony Jones. “Anthony has plenty of experience in operating plant and he rates the Volvo offering very highly,” continues James. “So again, I looked to his input in the selection process and he concurred that the Volvo product has a sound pedigree in terms of reliability, they look aesthetically good and above all can return at least 50% on their original purchase price after three years of wear and tear.”
The recent machines have been ordered to coincide with the company’s latest venture – striking out into the domestic sector offering a complete design and build package from groundworks and utilities through to topping out and final landscaping on prestigious home developments – again all in the Lincolnshire locality. “We pride ourselves on being a locally bred company delivering jobs and development for local trade skills and, where always possible, sell a freehold property to the end user,” says James. “We are definitely not land barons developing property to gain extortionate rents but rather, more interested in giving back to like-minded individuals or businesses such as ourselves to thrive and prosper. Understanding this and the local market you are working in has led, quite simply, to the success of Stirlin Developments. Within our current portfolio we have our design and build division which is supported by Stirlin civils, joinery, plumbing and heating, electrical and our recently launched plant hire division – in fact everything and anything we need to build state of the art prestigious properties for the domestic and commercial sectors,” he concludes.
The above article was featured in Edition 30 of The Voice magazine. This, and previous issues, can be viewed here