Who we are
Initially a traditional builders’ merchant, Topline Archers has evolved over the years to become a major retail destination for all home and garden requirements in the North-West, whilst further developing our builders’ merchant offering. We have established strategic links with the strongest and most recognisable retail groups in both hardware - the Topline group, and electrical appliances - Expert Electrical. Topline Archers has built its reputation on providing quality products that are competitively priced and supported by knowledgeable, friendly staff. As you can see, through continuous investment, we are able to offer our customers a unique shopping experience in our state of the art retail showrooms alongside a dedicated trade centre.
What we do
With a reputation for ‘having everything’ we pride ourselves on offering a range of product to suit any size job, whether it is a complete new build, refit of a bathroom, upgrading kitchen appliances, a wedding gift or a nice shrub for the garden; we have it all.
Our dedicated trade centre, plumbing & tools department ensures we provide a timely and efficient service to the professional contractor and trades-person. Our experienced team will also spend the necessary time with those tackling self-build projects. We have paid particular attention to new technologies in the market and ensure our team are kept well informed in order to give the best advice. A full selection of doors, timber flooring, kitchens, paint and wallpaper, lighting and interiors, kitchenware and outdoor clothing is on offer. Not forgetting our garden centre, which has a full-time horticulturalist on hand to assist our customers. We also design kitchens, mix paint, cut keys, treat timber, cut steel and offer free quotations.
A visit upstairs is a must where you will find that range cooker or stove you always promised yourself in our exclusive Waterford Stanley heat centre. Get expert advice on all things electrical and IT in our Expert electrical department. An ultra-modern bathroom and tiles showroom completes our upstairs offering. In addition, we have a separate agri store on site stocking the leading brands of agricultural feed, fertilisers, fencing, gates, hardware and outdoor clothing.
Established in 1912, Topline Archers has evolved through the last 100 years, adapting to changes in market demands and supplier offerings. Currently under its fourth generation of family-involved management, the company has always held strong values in terms of loyalty through its relationships with staff, customers and suppliers alike. In terms of innovation, the 1970’s saw Topline Archers become one of the first companies in Ireland to manufacture roof trusses for the growing house market. We always aim to be one step ahead in addressing ever changing building regulations in terms of insulation, air tightness, renewable sources of energy, and we offer a nationwide solution to heat recovery and ventilation system requirements.
The local community
Topline Archers is heavily involved in the local community, regularly sponsoring local clubs, festivals, charitable fund-raising events and agricultural shows which keeps us closely connected with the communities we serve. With 50+ staff coming from Ballina town and the surrounding area, we are very aware of the demands and challenges facing voluntary organisations throughout our largely rural customer base. Each year we support local secondary schools through transition year work placements. Since 2010, we have donated a percentage of our garden centre sales for the week running up to Daffodil Day to the Irish Cancer Society; a significant four-figure sum has been contributed to date. Every Christmas we donate both products and financial support to St. Vincent de Paul.
The Topline group
Archers joined the Topline buying group in February 2014. We see this as the final piece in the jigsaw, enabling us to further expand both our trade and retail business. Through Topline’s affiliation to the world’s largest independent hardware group, Ace Hardware, we are now in a position to benefit from this bulk purchasing power to compete with domestic and international chain stores in pricing terms, whilst offering a better, more friendly service and all round more pleasurable shopping experience.
Topline’s marketing, merchandising and staff training expertise will also help bring Topline Archers to where we want to be in terms of modern retailing.
The dedication and commitment of our staff when adapting to significant change in the past, present and future will ensure Topline Archers will be the destination of choice for people in the North-West for a long time to come.
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