Smith & Rhodes was established in 1973 in a small dales village called Lothersdale, the village had a large limestone quarry and the founders of the company Arthur Rhodes and Christopher Smith bought and drove a bulk tipper truck each and proceeded to buy and sell bulk construction materials all around the local area. Smith & Rhodes was therefore conceived as an aggregate merchant to local farmers, builders and larger construction companies.
In the 1980’s the haulage business grew from strength to strength based on hard work and a drive for customer service that was unequalled in the marketplace. The business invested in a rurally located haulage yard and workshop, then allowing further expansion and then state of the art maintenance facilities. From this small beginning the core values of the business were formed and nurtured into what we are today.
In the 90’s an through into the noughties saw the business survive difficult times through boom and bust eras, this together with bringing the third generation of the family James Smith into the business ensured that coming out on the other side made us all the wiser and stronger business.
Today we operate as a multidiscipline business with strengths in construction, multi material fabrication, logistics and design across all industries. Smith & Rhodes prides itself on the core values which have ensured the business has stood the test of time in providing customers with what they want when they want it at the right price.