1949 - The year clothes rationing ended in Great Britain was also the year William and Connie McGovern founded a small brick delivery service in Felling, County Durham. Connie managed the business side of McGovern & Co whist husband Bill delivered bricks in the one and only wagon.
Within a year, McGovern was able to employ its first team member, Cecil Higgins. Business continued to thrive even further enabling McGovern to purchase its first diesel engine truck, the classic Commer TS3 within a decade.
With dedication and a customer focus, this man and wife team laid the foundations of a thriving and progressive firm that is still controlled by the McGovern family today. McGovern & Co’s heritage is grounded in providing outstanding service across the North East to a whole host of clients and customers.
Our commitment to our customers and specialist knowledge has enabled McGovern to grow to include an expert team, dedicated to providing quality products and a professional, world-class service from our head office in Felling, Gateshead. Our on-site yard displays and stores over half a million bricks that are ready to be delivered immediately to customers by mechanical off-loading vehicle.
Today, our industry experience and contacts means we're bigger than our yard, as we are able to source and supply over 3,500 different brick varieties from across the UK and Europe to our customers. Our technical expertise allows us to offer a first-rate brick matching service too, so whatever types of bricks you are looking for, McGovern can help.