Our Story

Company Founded

James Edward Hatch founded the company in 1974 as a self-employed site-based fitter working on plant and commercial vehicles for numerous customers. 

Father and Son

A decade later in 1984, James began working out of his own garage in Chorley where the company is still based to this day. James’s only son Stuart joined him when he left school forming James E. Hatch & Son.

Timber Engineering Machinery

In 1985 we began maintaining and repairing Timber Engineering Machinery for customers across the UK and Ireland. 

Priming Timber

In 1992 the company began priming timber for a wide range of internal and external uses. This ranged from fascia’s and soffits to architraves and skirting boards.

Factory Finished Timber

In 2005 the company began trialling producing fully factory finished timber as part of our long term development plan. 

The Next Generation

In 2017 Frazer and Jacob Hatch joined the family business. 

New Production Facility

In 2019 we built ourselves a new timber coating facility, with the focus of improving operations, while providing our customers with the service, advice, help and support they have come to expect. 

Where are we now?

Today we are committed to developing our operations, products and services in order to help and support our customers. As the needs of our customers constantly evolve, we are committed to our research and development, improving our expertise and performance. Our goal is to provide every customer with the service, advice, help and support they have come to expect. 

Our company strives to continuously improve the manner in which we conduct our business in order to reduce our carbon footprint and work towards being more sustainable. We constantly review our operations, refine them and are investing in cleaner, more efficient machinery and equipment to reduce our impact on the environment. 

Why James E Hatch & Son?

Our family-run business has developed a team of experts related to every area of timber engineering and timber coating which enables us to provide a complete range of services for any size of project.

Louise ParkinLouise Parkin
12:14 02 Nov 21
Quality business who are passionate about ensuring you get the right product which is suitable for its intended purpose. I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Angela PhillipsAngela Phillips
07:39 02 Nov 21
Great honest family company. We wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
Carl HuytonCarl Huyton
15:36 01 Nov 21
I’ve known this company for many years, they are an honest hardworking family business with three generations all working together to achieve the very best for their customers.I can’t recommend them high enough and if your considering using them you have defiantly gone to the right place.CarlPreston ‘Lancashire’
Josh PeetJosh Peet
14:39 01 Nov 21
I recently contacted the guys at James E. Hatch & Son LLP to discuss the different options for decking coatings. I must admit, I was quite picky, however Frazer was able to source and match the colours to my desired specification.I couldn’t be more happy with the results from the coating. I really appreciate their help.Thanks!
Matthew HughesMatthew Hughes
14:35 01 Nov 21
Fantastic service