About us

Three Generations - Same Business

History

The McKerr family business was established by (the late) George McKerr in the early 1930s.  George, who was originally from Lurgan had returned home from America, where he had been working for Henry Ford building the Model T car.  George's son, (the late) David McKerr worked in the shop alongside his father and took over the business in 1965.  His wife Sandra, joined the business in 1966 and ably assisted David and worked alongside the other staff members in the shop, which at that time was located in High Street, Lurgan.

 

In 1989, the shop relocated to its present site in Union Street.  Around this time, Stephen (David and Sandra's son) started to work in the shop during holiday periods and on Saturdays.  Stephen joined the business officially after leaving school in 1998, representing the third generation of the McKerr family to work in the shop.  Stephen worked alongside his father sharing the responsibilities of managing the shop until 2007 when following the death of his father, (David) Stephen took over the full managerial duties.  Sandra remains a 'silent partner' in the business but officially retired from work in May 2013.

Ethos

McKerr's shop has been in 2 different locations, had 5 different names and employed over 90 members of staff since its opening yet, our ethos has remained consistent; offering a friendly, warm and helpful service to the customer.  The team of staff here at McKerr Home and Garden are here to help with any questions you may have and to ensure that our customers receive the best possible assistance when shopping with us.  We hope our online shop will also provide you with an efficient and reliable service and therefore we will endeavour to dispatch your order within 24 hours, using either Royal Mail, Parcel Force, DPD or My Hermes.

About Our Products

McKerr Home & Garden Ltd sell a varied range of products, which include:

  • Garden Machinery (Lawnmowers, Strimmers, Hedgecutters, Chainsaws, Polesaws etc)
  • Garden Products (Chemicals, Irrigation, Planting, Seeds etc)
  • Household Products (Cleaning, Pest Control, Laundry, Small Electrical Appliances etc)
  • Hardware (Ironmongery, Fixings, Adhesives, Tools etc)
  • Shooting (Guns, Ammunition, Accessories)

Services We Provide

McKerr Home & Garden Ltd provide a range of services to our customer:

  • Lawnmower Repairs (Official Briggs & Stratton Service Centre, Global Garden Products 'GGP' Agent & Warranty, Electrolux Premier Service Dealer covering Warranty repairs for Flymo, McCulloch, Partner, Husqvarna and Johnsered Garden Products)
  • Key Cutting Service (Cylinder & Mortice)
  • Dulux Paint Mixing
  • Gun Smithing Service
  • Speciality Hire Products

Social Media

You can find McKerr Home & Garden Ltd on Facebook to keep up to date with promotions, competitions and offers. Go to https://www.facebook.com/MckerrHomeGarden