Who we are
Since opening our doors in 1968 John Fletcher Limited has been successfully servicing the midlands for all its hardware and DIY needs. Our dedicated staff members are exceptionally knowledgeable and are on hand to offer advice and assistance to our customers in every way possible.
What we do
Our extensive premises means that you will find everything you need to build and maintain your home under one roof. Our builders’ providers, plumbing, electrical and DIY centres have a wide range of stock including wallpaper, paint, carpets, floor coverings, furniture, white goods, household items, fuel, stoves and giftware, so you are sure to find what you need. We also provide key cutting, paint mixing, glass cutting and delivery services.
The company was founded in 1968 by John Edward Fletcher when he set up an electrical contracting and hardware shop at Upper Main Street, Portarlington. In 1971 John took over the former “Whitehouse Hardware” and moved the business to its current premises where it continued to grow and prosper. A considerable rebuild and extension of the premises took place in 1989, in order to facilitate the construction of the link road around the town of Portarlington. The hardware store is currently managed by John Fletcher Junior, the son of the founder.
The local community
Fletcher's Hardware supports many local charities and sports clubs in their fundraising endeavours and has been a long term sponsor of a golf classic held each year in Portarlington Golf Club.
We endeavour to support the local community by creating jobs for people in the area. Our company currently employs 45 people, many of whom come from the locality. This in turn generates and promotes revenue for other businesses in the town as our staff shop and socialise locally.
The Topline group
John Fletcher Ltd was among the first hardware and builders’ providers to join the Topline group in 1973. Our affiliation with the Topline group allows us to remain competitive in fluctuating markets and has contributed greatly to our longevity and success. The bulk purchasing power of a group with over 150 affiliated stores nationwide cannot be beaten and we believe that this is what has helped us to survive throughout the economic highs and lows during our 46 years in business. The Topline name is also recognised as a brand that can be trusted to provide quality products and excellent customer service at very competitive prices, which is why our customers keep coming back.