John is Resources Coordinator for BDL Dry Lining. He has 40 years’ experience in the dry lining industry having joined the business in 1976. He has worked his way up through the ranks, holding the positions of Supervisor and Contracts Manager.

John has a keen focus on ensuring that BDL delivers projects in line with their founding values of quality, trust, service and transparency.

John Merriman


BDL is a great company, I’ve been here for 41 years. We were a lot smaller when I first started here, but the growth has been phenomenal. There’s been a lot of hard work by all the team to achieve this and we live and die by doing what we say we’re going to do.

The fact I’ve been with BDL for so long is no fluke – a lot of the team have been here for 25, 30 years or more. It’s a real testament to the way we treat our staff. It’s a very supportive environment, which reflects the way I encourage the team to act. We’re all working for a common goal.

We’re known for providing clients with a very high-quality, reliable service. We do exactly what we say and I think that’s the reason we’ve got such a lot of repeat business from clients.

There’s a skills shortage in the industry, but BDL is still attracting great quality tradespeople to the team as we’re such a recognised name. Once they’re with us, they generally stay as we treat them well!

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Carey House
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