Proud of our roots

Our Story

William Hermon Bond (pictured below in the 1930’s with his South Devon cattle) was a tenant of Port Eliot Estate. His farm expanded from around 30 acres supplemented by a local milk round until the family were able to move to nearby Trerulefoot in 1942 to a larger 140 acre farm. William could see that  the rapid improvement in yield were going to cause over-production and told his three sons – Jim, Martin and Hermon – that they would “farm themselves out of business”. This piece of advice  would lead the Bond family to become ‘serial diversifiers’ for the next 60 years with a variety of businesses. The Bond family knew that diversification was the way forward and this started in the 1930’s when the bed & breakfast visitors and caravan site started. A few years later, William joined forces with his three sons and in 1957, WH Bond  & Sons was formed.

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The family’s first venture was to create and own St Mellion Golf & Country Club – which they opened in 1976. This sparked their passion for civil engineering, and in 1989 the Bond family teamed up with Jack Nicklaus to build the first Jack Nicklaus golf course in the UK.

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It was 1997 when the current generation of Bonds; Jon, Chris & Alison took over the daily running of WH Bond & Sons and was also the beginning of the Plant Hire and Landscaping departments.

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The company now consists of: Timber Sales, Plant Hire, Machinery Sales, Civil Engineering, Earthmoving, Agriculture & Training. The Bond family currently farm 2,000 acres across South East Cornwall and employ over 100 direct and indirect personnel throughout its departments.

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Our Mission Statement

We supply a wide range of timber and timber products – as well as carrying out on-site preservative treatment – for both trade customers and the general public throughout the South West of England. The satisfaction of all our customers is key to our business and we work hard to stand out from the competition. We achieve this by having friendly, knowledgeable staff that can provide the service for both day-to-day requirements and also our huge range of specialist products.