HAI member MRCB located in Cornmarket, Dublin 8, have won the Home category in The Irish Times Best Shop Awards 2016. The newspaper noted that Kevin Coghlan and his team at MRCB “really know their stuff”.
Established in 1936, the company MRCB Limited was founded by two French gentlemen, Marcel Regent and Charles Bigoud, who decided to set up business on Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2. The company was set up to serve professional decorators and tradesmen, and built up a reputation as the store that stocked the most comprehensive range of specialist products and painting tools as well as the mainstream brands of paints. This is still the same today, the company says, with over 8,600 items stocked.
Since the formation of the company, it has changed hands several times. In 1989, Joe and Nora Coghlan purchased the company. The business relocated from Lord Edward Street, to 12/13 Cornmarket, Dublin 8, in early 1990.
Eight years later, the business expanded further and now has a combined space of 10,000 sq. feet, in Cornmarket. In 2001, Joe Coghlan retired, leaving his three sons to run the business.
Today, it remains a 100% Irish-owned family business and is proud to offer an extensive range of paint, papers, wood care, industrial and ancillary products, not only to the trade but to the public too. In addition to its extensive product range, MRCB’s professionally-trained staff offer an exceptional level of service, knowledge and experience.