History

S. Sheals & Son Coffin Manufacturers has been in existence since 1935. The company has remained in the Sheals family since its infancy, guaranteeing a legacy and continuity of product quality and service. The company is now into its 4th generation as a Sheals family concern.

Here is a brief summary of our story so far:

1935 Samuel Sheals and Samuel Sheals Jnr open S. Sheals & Son in Mill Street, Newtownards.
1938 After enjoying a prosperous first few years in business, it is decided to purpose build a factory on 10-12 Windsor Avenue, Newtownards.
1945 Samuel Sheals Jnr’ Cousin Andrew Sheals joins the company. Samuel and Andy enter into a partnership.
1961 Samuel Sheals Jnr’ 16 year old son Paul Sheals joins the business.
1963 Andrew Sheals’ son Desmond joins the business. Paul and Desmond would succeed Samuel and Andy in taking control of the partnership.
1979 Factory extension completed boosting the premises to its current size.
2010 Desmond Sheals retires from S. Sheals & Son.
2011 Paul Sheals’ son Ryan Sheals joins the company.