The company was started back in 2004 by founder Ed Holder, and set up home in Ilkeston. Being a Leicester born and bred boy, and also having partners from the area the original company name was Soar Valley Timber (Midlands) Limited. Around 3 years later the original partners were bought out by Ed and at that point the name was shortened to S V Timber Limited, to have something a little more catchy whilst maintaining a nod to the original name and still keeping a part of the by now established company identity.
The company was started with a very modest budget, it didn’t have a customer to its name and worked from a giant fridge within the company’s original home at Crompton Road, Ilkeston. To say the unit was primitive was an understatement, the first mission was to get running water and some toilets!! But we all have to start somewhere and over time Crompton Road was a great home to us.