About Us

Wrayways is a local, family run business built on its reputation for personal service, great advice and quality products at competitive prices.

Long before Wrayways was established in 1974, two young men could be found on the local football fields of Harrogate, representing Christ Church FC or Harrogate Town FC.

Ernest Wray and Basil Davies formed a great friendship which some 25 years later resulted in them starting a company together. In September 1974 Wrayways & Co. Ltd opened its doors at 21 Franklin Road for the first time, where it has remained for 44 years.

In 1978 and 1981 Basil & Ernest’s sons, Kevin and Michael joined the company and soon became great friends, just like their dads. Both have influenced the direction for the business, helping navigate major changes within the building industry.

Sadly, Ernest passed away in 1996 and 12 months later Basil decided to retire, leaving the youngsters to it…as he put it! And so, for the last 20 years Kevin & Mike have continued to carry the Wrayways torch. In November 2017, Mike decided it was time for him retire.

Wrayways truly is a local business and we’re looking forward to the exciting times ahead for this company.