Builders Express was formed in 2005 when Massmart bought and rebranded 14 Servistar stores operating in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Builders Express now trades out of 21 home and garden stores in 4 provinces predominantly catering for the home owner. They focus on convenient locations, aesthetically pleasing displays, customer-friendly store layout and personalised service and advice. During the past fi nancial year, Builders Express was integrated into Builders Warehouse under a single management structure. Builders Trade Depot originated from the acquisition of 34 Federated Timber stores that were rebranded in 2005. 8 smaller stores have since been closed and Builders Trade Depot now trades from 31 outlets catering predominantly for medium to large sized contractors and tradesmen engaged in building, maintenance and renovation projects. The chain manly focuses on servicing the needs of construction entrepreneurs who require trade credit, telephonic ordering and building materials in bulk, delivered from low-cost outlets. In 2008 Builders Warehouse was awarded Superbrand status together with 60 other brands from an original list of over 3000. Builders Warehouse received the seal of “brand excellence” according to goodwill, customer loyalty, market dominance and longevity. Builders is aiming to become Africa's leading retailer of materials, fixtures, equipment, and accessories and services for building, improving and maintaining the home, patio, garden, commercial buildings and projects; sourcing optimally from local and international suppliers to distribute an authoritative range of mainstream, complementary and innovative quality products at competitive prices with limited trade credit.