BBRS Roofing Systems is run by Managing Director Martin Pilgrim. Martin took over the reins of the family business from his father Barry, who launched it in 1981 and still takes an active interest in its progress.
The company began as a small roofing merchants in Birkenhead, Merseyside, but quickly expanded to become merchants for all aspects of builders’ needs - with the motto: “If we can’t get it, you won’t need it”. The current company works out of its original depot in New Chester Road, Birkenhead, together with a second Birkenhead depot and a third on the Rossmore Trading Estate in Ellesmere Port. Martin and brother Steve both followed their father into the family business, learning every aspect of the requirements of the building trade as they focussed on building their reputation as merchants.
It was Martin who recognised the opportunity to take the business in a new direction, focusing on Firestone Roofing Systems, which he realised represented a revolution in flat roof construction.
“We started supplying Firestone Roofing Systems to the trade in 2008,” says Martin.
“Compared to traditional methods of building up a flat roof in layers, they are so much quicker and easier to install. They are more versatile, lighter, and once they are in place, they are far more durable and totally waterproof.
“There is not much our family doesn’t know about installing roofs, and this system wins in every area. It is cheaper, quicker to install, and has a longer life. Our customers love them, and it is easy to understand why.
“We are delighted to be recognised as official suppliers of Firestone Roofing Systems for the UK market, and with such a great product, and our expertise, speed of delivery, reliability and competitive prices, it is an unbeatable combination.”