Mr L. Michel Davies joined the company at the age of 17 after his father's sudden death and appointed MD 6 years later.
Mark Davies joined the company and 6 years later takes over from his father as Managing Director, a role in which he is still in today.
1987 - 2002
The company is growing and makes various acquisitions between the years of 1987 and 2002 with branches opening in Ammanford, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Ystradgynlais and Port Talbot.
Relaunch of company name from Llandeilo Builders Supplies to LBS Builders Merchants in the red lozenge to reflect the growth and distribution of the branches across South West Wales.
LBS voted runner-up in the Best Marketing Initiative category at the national industry awards, the Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence.
Relocation of Ammanford Branch to new purpose built site.
Launch of LBS Civils Division, based out of Ammanford Branch.
2005 saw significant investment for LBS, with a number of the branches undertaking major refurbishment and expansion programmes. The yard in Carmarthen increased in size by one third, while the yard in Llanelli increased three fold to accommodate growing customer demand.
Launch of Middleton Kitchens & Bathrooms with showrooms at the LBS Home Centre (Llandeilo), Port Talbot and Ammanford.
LBS voted runner-up in the Best Customer Service category at the national industry awards, the Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence
In March 2006 LBS opened the new flagship branch in Pembroke Dock, the largest investment the company has made to date, taking the LBS brand further into West Wales.
LBS also opened a new branch in Swansea, forming part of the network of 10 branches throughout South West Wales.
LBS managing director Mark Davies wins the award for Achievement of the Year, beating over 1500 national and independent builders' merchants from all over the UK in the national' Merchants Awards for Excellence.
The company remains privately owned for 3 generations of the Davies family and celebrates 75 years of trading
Launch of the LBS Loyalty Discount Card for non account / DIY customers.
Opening of the Company's 11th branch in Cardigan, with a significant investment of over £1m, taking the LBS brand even further into West Wales.
LBS launches is new dedicated plumbing and heating centers across South and West Wales through it's dedicated Total Plumbing brand. The brand expands it's network through dedicated counters in Port Talbot, Pembroke Dock and Swansea and additional branded plumbing counters in it's existing merchant network.
Another acquisition, this time Mendhams in Aberdare. The new site will offer tradesmen in the area the 'Complete Supply Solution' as our first branch to include a Builders Merchant, Plumbing Merchant, Roofing Merchant, Civils Merchant and a Kitchen and Bathroom showroom.
LBS performs it largest acquisition to date through it's purchase of Talbot Timber. With it brings the addition of three Builders Merchant Branches in Haverfordwest, Milford Haven and Tenby. In addition LBS now operates a timber engineering facility in Pembroke Dock enabling an improved service on trusses and Pozi joists.