This month marks another major milestone for Gardinia as a company. 40 years ago back in April 1983 Gardinia was founded by company chairman Michael Foster at the Ringway Industrial Estate in Huddersfield. Gardinia has continuously traded since then, making us Huddersfield’s longest established window company!
Within a year Gardinia had moved to our prominent site at 3 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, where the company is still located to this day.
Gardinia’s first “milestone” contract came in 1984 when we installed thermal-efficient windows at the West Yorkshire Ambulance Service control centre at Birkenshaw. Other notable projects have included Buxton House flats in Huddersfield, along with the much-acclaimed Round House, near Castle Hill, firmly establishing the company as offering Quality, Value and Service which has carried though the company for the last four decades.
I thought this milestone would be a great opportunity to share some old photos from the Gardinia archives, have a browse though the collection of photos I’ve managed to collect below, these are sorted by year where possible.
40 Years of Gardinia Windows In Photos:
The Gardinia Team though the ages:
Can you spot anyone in the photo below from the early 90s still at Gardinia today? (hint: you are looking for four people!)
Below we have some photos from the Gardinia archives over the years:
Then and Now:
I also managed to dig up some old photos showcasing our showroom, so have compared them to today in 2023:
So what is next for Gardinia? Our Upvc Spares 4 Repairs trade counter and ecommerce website keeps growing, despite making better use of space we are realistically going to require a larger warehouse eventually if our range of products keeps expanding, so who knows what the future holds?!
Hopefully you have enjoyed looking at some Gardinia company history from the last 40 years!
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