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Ede Bros, all about us

Ede Bros has been in business since 1926, yet we still operate from our original Capel site.  Things have come a long way since the business began with brothers Bob and Ted Ede, here is little bit of our history.

A little of our history…

1926

Back in the 1920s household removals were not as commonplace as they are today and brothers Bob and Ted Ede had the foresight to purchase an area of woodland, part of which they developed to form their own homes and gardens.  The remainder of the land provided wood products which were sold, alongside aggregate, as part of their combined haulage and removal business.  When a household removal was to be undertaken, a canvas ‘tilt’ was lifted on to one of their flat-bed trucks – the earliest of which was a solid tyred Leyland Peerless.

1950s

Bob’s eldest son, Peter, joined the business in the early 1950s and during the next few years he gradually turned the firm in to a purely household removal business.

1960s

The first purpose built pantechnicons joined the fleet in 1961, followed by our first warehouse in 1962. Through Peter’s hard work (and sense of humour!), he built the reputation of the business.

1970s

Further warehouses were erected on our site and the removals business went from strength to strength.

1980s

In 1984, Peter’s eldest son, Norman joined the business.

Ede Bros Removals Team

1990s

During the 1990s Norman branched out in to European and worldwide moves and Lee Buckland joined Ede Bros.

2000s

Peter retired, although was still working in to his late 70s.

Today

Norman and his family still live on site at our premises in Capel.  Although Lee has taken over the day-to-day running of the business Norman is still very involved and continues to help with removals and quotations.  We are now moving in to the fourth generation of Ede Bros with Norman’s sons helping out when they are home from University/College.

The woodland on site still thrives, providing a fascinating natural habit for flora and fauna.

Sadly Peter passed away (February 2020). We will miss him hugely but his spirit and enthusiasm for removals lives on at Ede Bros.

Testimonials from our happy customers

The lads were wonderful, Very happy and cheerful. Couldn’t do enough to help me. Made the move so much easier. Would highly recommend Ede Bros to anyone thinking of moving.

Mrs A (June 2022)

Recently moved house from a top floor apartment to a house in the local area. All three of the removal guys were extremely efficient, helpful and friendly. All furniture was moved with no damage and Ede Brothers made the moving day much less stressful. Certainly recommend and would use them if we ever move again!

 

Ms M (May 2022)

Everyone at Ede Bros was fantastic and made the move as low-stress as possible. There were a number of delays down the chain waiting to be able to move, and Sophie and Lee were incredibly helpful every time I had to postpone the date. The move itself went very smoothly – everything was packed up safely (including a piano and an organ) and delivered to the second floor flat with no problem at all. We didn’t get the keys until late afternoon, and the team were incredibly patient and made sure everything was set up ready for the first night. I would highly recommend Ede Bros.

 

Mr C (May 2022)

Thank you for delivering my items from store yesterday.

Neill and Tony did a great job and I was most grateful for their good humoured and professional service.

 

Ms B (May 2022)

Please thank your team for a speedy and efficient service- the guys I met on Monday were so polite and professional.

Mrs B (May 2022)

Our move was handled without fuss and with excellent customer care. All the staff were very cheerful, helpful and considerate.

 

Mr B (April 2022)

We would be grateful if you could pass on our very great thanks to Tony, Neill, James and Matt for all their hard work. They were friendly and most helpful and made a stressful process as smooth as it could be. Many thanks

Mr & Mrs R (April 2022)

A fantastic service; the guys were punctual, explained clearly how they were going to go about the packing and loading of the vans. They were friendly but professional, and very efficient. I can wholeheartedly recommend Ede’s, if I was staying in Surrey I would definitely use them if I ever moved house again.

 

Mr D (March 2022)

Nothing was too much trouble which made the whole move a lot less stressful for me (a female on her own). Sophie, my contact at Ede Bros, kept me in touch with everything regarding the move and couldn’t have been more helpful. All in all a really good experience at a very stressful time.

 

Mrs C (March 2022)

Thank you again for the safe arrival and assembly of the furniture. [My wife] was delighted to come home and see it all in place and looking magnificent. Your lads were simply of the highest excellence as always.

 

Mr & Mrs W (March 2022)
Reference Line - Ede Bros
British Association Of Removers - Ede Brothers
Road Haulage Association (RHA)
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