The History of HKS
For many years we have been plying our trade all over Sussex. From the early days when the company was first founded by director Tim Burgess, 'Hastings Kitchen Studio' has designed, created and installed thousands of home interiors for our valued clients.
Read on to find out all about the history of HKS...
35 Years In The Making
2017 was our 35th anniversary year and we are very proud to have reached this milestone. Many of our staff have been with us for the majority of this time and we have designed and fitted thousands of Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms during this period! Below is a brief history of the company.
1982, When It All Began...
Hastings Kitchen Showroom was opened in St.Leonards-on Sea in 1982 by Tim and Alison Burgess and was originally opened as a Kitchen studio selling Mobalpa Kitchens from France. The St. Leonard’s studio is still successfully trading with senior designer Chris Chantler running the showroom having worked for HKS virtually from the outset. Two years after opening, the adjacent shop was purchased and the company diversified into fitted bedrooms.
Branching Out With Quality Bathrooms...
After 6 years of successful trading in St.Leonards the second showroom was opened in Heathfield in 1988 and the company diversified into quality Bathrooms. The name was then changed to HKS Kitchens – Bedrooms – Bathrooms.
1989: Our Third Showroom Opens In Eastbourne
The Eastbourne showroom was the third HKS showroom to be opened in 1989. John Haining is the current Senior Designer at this showroom having also worked for HKS for 25 years.
1996 Sees HKS Open In Haywards Heath
The HKS Haywards Heath showroom was opened in 1996 and here is a photo of the owners Tim and Alison Burgess outside the showroom on the official open day. Lloyd Burgess (son) and Gary Sparks are the designers at this showroom today.
Over the years, tastes, fashions and technology have changed beyond compare. Some of our design and installation techniques have changed in that time, but the one true constant has been our great customer service and desire to impress. Find out more about today's ranges available at HKS below...
"We were impressed with the entire operation: noting our requirements and producing a design that not only met our needs and budget but also looked great; the services of competent workers who efficiently completed each stage of the project; consistent management and supervision of the entire process; immediate attention to the small number of snags that arose. We are delighted with the result. Very many thanks."
MR & MRS K | HAYWARDS HEATH
"Our dream kitchen has finally become a reality. Since you refurbished our master bedroom and en-suite bathroom 5 years ago our confidence in you all at HKS has never wavered, and indeed the kitchen has exceeded our expectations. We are also impressed with new innovations like boiling water tap, hob extractor etc., and colour schemes making the kitchen look so streamlined. We will certainly pass the HKS name around."
MR & MRS M | HEATHFIELD
Take The Next Step...
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