E.E. Green & Son was established in 1928 by Ernest Edward Green at 12 Church Road, Gorleston, which was to become the family home. He, along with wife Arley worked long and hard to build up the business. The business at that time dealt mainly in timber and haulage, producing fence panels and kindling for the fire.
At that time there were not any lorries, unlike today so everything had to be moved by Horse and Cart and in 1939 when the war broke out, Ernie was given the task of delivering vital Admiralty supplies to assist the war effort.
In 1936 a son was born, John Edward Green, and as a young man he embarked on an apprenticeship at Juby Bros as a carpenter. After a short spell in the army, he joined his family business in 1958. John put all his energy into persuading his father to change from horse power to engine power, to no avail. So in 1968 he bought his first second-hand digger for £300, and it was then when E.E. Green & Son Plant Hire was born.
Sadly John Green passed away in 2008. The business has continued to thrive with Phillip Green his son continuing in his footsteps.
Since that day the company has gone from strength to strength acquiring many items of plant over the years including specialist items such as a concrete crusher. The company also acquired several different sites, including Priory Farm Restaurant and Browston Pit, it's most recent being Folkes Plant and Aggregates Ltd.
E.E. Green & Son purchased Folkes Plant and Aggregates based in Burgh Castle. Folkes is operated as a separate company but works closely together with E.E. Green & Son to provide additional services to both our customers.
Plant and Aggregates at Burgh Castle
In 1962 Philip Green was born, the third generation of the family, who alongside Transport Manager, Steve Lee, takes a leading role in the day to day running of E.E. Green & Son.
Over the years technology and equipment have changed dramatically and the way of work now is very different to the days when Ernie had his Horse and Cart. E.E. Green & Son deals extensively in Lorry and Plant Hire, Muck Away and Bulk Earthworks, Aggregate Supplies and offers a full range of Skip Hire. The most recent acquisition is a tracked concrete crusher built to the latest specification. In fact the concrete crusher is the first one of its kind in Norfolk. Times have changed from the £300 digger that started E.E. Green & Son to the concrete crusher that's used today which cost £165,000.
The company also deals with demolition and always strives to offer a fast, efficient service with that "personal touch". If you have any questions or wish to obtain some further information regarding our demolition service please do not hesitate to contact us .