BOB RUDDOCK CENTRE

To meet the growing needs of the business, work began on the construction of the Bob Ruddock Centre, Bury St Edmunds. The centre is due to be completed and opened in 2024.


BURY PLOT

In 2020, Pitkin & Ruddock purchased land at Kempson Way, Bury St Edmunds.


BISHOP'S STORTFORD

Allowing for further expansion along the M11 corridor, the Bishop’s Stortford branch was opened in 2020, with TCR Ltd rebranded Pitkin & Ruddock (Bishop’s Stortford) Ltd.


TCR LTD

As part of a planned expansion programme, in 2014 Pitkin & Ruddock purchased Three Counties Refrigeration (TCR) Ltd, based in Saffron Waldon.


ONE INTO THREE

In 2006, the 3 branches in Lowestoft, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, were incorporated into 3 subsidiary companies.


IPSWICH BRANCH

To allow faster response times and support for the Ipswich, Felixstowe, Stowmarket and Colchester areas, the company opened an Ipswich branch in 1998.


BURY BRANCH

To allow faster response times and support for the Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Cambridge areas, the company opened a Bury St Edmunds branch in 1994.


BOB TAKES OVER

Derrick’s son, Bob Ruddock, and wife Ann, took over full ownership of the company in 1987. Over 30 years, Bob built the foundations and structure that allowed Pitkin & Ruddock to become the successful business it is today.


LARGER PREMISES

With expanded activities into new sectors and continued growth, in 1982 the company moved to larger premises in Whapload Rd, Lowestoft.


JOINED HVCA

In 1975, Pitkin & Ruddock Ltd joined the HVCA, Heating & Ventilation Contractors Association. Now called BESA.