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26/05/2017

Calor partner installer, DS Gas and Oil Services nominated for national award

Calor Sales Representative Larry Smith pictured with Declan Smith.

One of Calor’s leading partner installers, DS Gas and Oil Services, has been nominated in this year’s Plumbing and Heating Awards Ireland 2017.  The top plumbing and heating experts, installers, contractors, merchants, projects and products from across the island of Ireland will be recognised and rewarded for their contribution to the sector at a gala ceremony on June 9 in Dublin. Declan Smith and his team, have been nominated in the Small Contractor Category.  Declan is well known in the industry and is now in his 20th year in business. 

Declan Smith started DS Gas and Oil Services at the relatively young age of 27.  As his business enters its third decade, Declan now counts the children of some of his early customers as current customers. Declan has grown his business, now servicing Dublin, Leinster and the North East.  DS Gas and Oil Services is one of the largest and well-known independent contractors in the Leinster region.  He is also one of the leading installers of Calor Gas in Ireland.

Declan attributes the success of the business to his strong team. DS Gas and Oil Services currently employs 9 people, including Declan’s wife Catherine:

“We have a very experienced team and we have been together for a long time. Everyone has different talents and we all know our part within our team.   Each team members’ role is crucial, from electrics, to grounds work to the plumbing and installation.”

Declan works hand in hand with the Calor Home Energy Support Team: “We work very well together, we each gain business from the other. Calor is obviously an incredibly well-known and trusted brand.  People like the comfort they feel when working with a company like Calor.”

Declan explained how important the nomination is to the team.  “The whole team are thrilled to be nominated.  To be recognised as being among the best in your field, in any area of life, that is really special.  We are professionals and we take our trade very seriously.  We always set out to deliver the best that we can.  A nomination for these awards is a great reward for our efforts."


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