Builders Finally Arrives in Kenya

Africa’s leading retailer of home improvement and building material products and service solutions, Builders, is set to open its doors and launch online trading to residents of Nairobi at the Waterfront Karen on 20 August 2020.

Slightly delayed due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is the retailer’s first venture into East Africa and one that will give it a formidable presence in the region’s largest commercial hub . The store comprises of almost 10 000 m2 of trading and dispatch space along with a garden center.  And it is sure to offer something for everyone, from the renovation enthusiast and homeowner, to the small business owner and commercial contractor.

Builders is a one-stop building materials and home improvement destination providing solutions that save time and money so that everyone can live better. An important aspect of the business model is to empower and uplift the communities in which it operates and enhance the local economy.

The African chain adopts a multi-pronged approach by first ensuring that the Karen store will be managed and operated by local talent. When the store opens, over 140 Kenyan individuals will bring the Builders value and quality to life by helping people to find the solutions they need to live better.

Builders has also invested time and resources to procure some of the best local product and service providers. To date, there are over 30 local businesses that will ensure that the store’s shelves and yard are well-stocked and always available to deliver what the Builders’ customers expect and love. These Kenyan businesses include, but are not limited to, Doshi & Company, Longonot Farm, Robert Bosch East Africa, and Savannah Cement.

Lastly, Builders believes that it is important to get to know the local community and offer assistance where required. Aligned to their focus on education and early childhood development, Builders working with Hope Worldwide, has identified the Arise By Grace Centre in Kawangware as a beneficiary.

Making the most of our incredible product offering, Builders will support much-needed renovation of the centre, which will include the provision of paint and building supplies to help create a more vibrant and conducive learning environment. To kickstart the relationship ahead of the store opening, Builders provided food parcels to 150 families at the Arise By Grace Centre 14 August.

“At Builders Kenya we are committed to going beyond products and are focused on giving you solutions to make your project a successful and worthy experience”, said Mr. Eric Kinoti Mbaabu, Builders store manager.

For the first time, Kenyan customers will have access to Builders’ renowned ‘box format’  which carries an extensive product range covering building materials and home improvement requirements for flooring, paint, sanware, kitchens, lighting, electrical, appliances, garden, and much more.

A host of services such as paint tinting and mixing, glass cutting, kitchen design, pool water analysis and others will be available.

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