From humble beginnings
Deon and Judy du Plessis started the Vermeulens brand as a small paint and gas shop in George street, Kimberley during September 1991. The original shop was also the first, temporary residence of the dynamic couple. From these humble beginnings Deon and Judy persevered to grow the business exponentially year by year.
Today, Deon is the owner of the largest Build It store in South Africa, the standard to which all other Build It stores are judged by. Vermeulens specialises in the wholesale and retail sales of building materials and hardware. The store currently offers an extended range of well over 13 000 products and services. This is an extremely competitive environment, which requires constant innovation, dedication to service and the right product offering at the right price.
Deon is a well-known and respected businessman in the Northern Cape. He has extended business operations in various sectors, including manufacturing, retail and farming. His success stems from his positive outlook on life, focus on the community in which he operates and firm discipline.
Deon is responsible for the strategic and financial management of the business. To support him, Deon has assembled a diversified management team, each with his or her unique abilities and talents. The management of the business is transparent and collaborative, which ensures optimal decision making and constant progress. Key personnel are hand-picked to ensure a proper fit with organisational culture, which is committed to efficiency, quality and fairness. Job creation and job security is of paramount importance to Deon, which is why we continually invest in our people to ensure their skills remain relevant.
Vermeulens has an extended client base throughout the Northern Cape as well as parts of the Free State provinces. We believe that our clients are the most important visitors to our store and that they ensure our continued success. We cater for a wide variety of clients, from contractors and artisans, to the DIY enthusiast and housewife. We truly are part of every home.
Our extended range of products is sourced from the top suppliers within the industry. Over the years, solid business relationships were established with our suppliers, which translated to excellent quality and prices of the product range offered to our clients.
Our solid business principles, dedication to service and investment in our people, will assist us in our quest to continue to grow the Vermeulens brand and serve our clients for many years to come.