Past, Present and Future


To celebrate #NationalTellAStoryDay we have decided to take it back to where it all started and tell the story of J Hart.

Jonny served his apprenticeship with a one-man band who had very high standards and took great pride in his work. This gave him a great grounding and understanding for high standards and quality work, which can be seen in all of the J Hart work completed today. Over the next 2 years he worked completing an apprenticeship course with Hull College and gained a keen eye for detail at a young age.

After completing his apprenticeship and further 7 years with that employer, he set out on his own working out of a MK3 Ford Escort car with a roof rack.

“My dad bought me a drill, a spirit level and I banged an advert in the local gazette. ‘Jonny Hart is pleased to announce he is now in business for himself’. My business card stated plumbing, heating, glazing and tiling. (Before double glazing became so popular.)” –Jonny.

After three more years of struggling on his own he met James Gell. He started work on trial basis and never stopped impressing Jonny. “You would see him running backwards and forwards to the van always asking questions and always keen to learn”. He became a brilliant Plumber and is still with the J Hart today. He doesn’t run to the van anymore.

“I struck gold when I met my wife Fran in 2003 she has supported everything we do and every decision within the company. Fran has worked tirelessly, looking after our accounts and finance.” – Jonny.

Over the next few years J Hart employed Plumbers and with a team of excellent fitters they were able to provide a fantastic service with an ever increasing customer base. Over the following years it soon became apparent that they needed to offer their customer the full package of bathrooms, wet rooms and kitchens.

2012 marked the opening of their first showroom, a lovely contemporary boutique showroom for beautiful bathrooms and creative kitchens. Both Marc and Sarah are based there and are able to offer a truly unique experience for every customer.

They now have 2 Joiners, 7 Plumbers, 1 Electrician, 4 Apprentices, that all follow Jonny in having high standards and great customer care.

Along with the help of the J Hart expert office team, they are constantly looking at how they can provide more for their customers. J Hart currently employs 25 members of staff and they really do value each and every one of them.

“We are like one big family and we’re all very excited about the future.” – Jonny

Watch this space, we have lots of exciting plans for the future.

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