CR Smith has been an established name in Scotland’s business community for over 100 years. Forty-five years ago, it was purchased by an enterprising young Scotsman called Gerard Eadie who saw an opportunity to expand into double glazing as a new generation of homeowners were encouraged to improve their properties.
What followed is a Scottish business success story. The expansion of CR Smith was driven by a number of legendary marketing firsts, including the introduction of our Blue and White vans on the streets of Scottish towns and villages and the decision to sponsor both Celtic and Rangers football clubs simultaneously.
A strong history, but we’re still looking forward.
Our belief has always been to provide beautifully designed home improvements throughout Scotland, providing the best quality product and a continuous desire to innovate and improve our service.
And that’s what still drives us today. We employ over 350 people and have offices in Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Cowdenbeath as well as our head office in Dunfermline. Additionally, CR Smith operates a custom-built manufacturing plant which has seen an investment of over £3m over the last four years, as well as designing and running our own apprenticeship scheme.
Furthermore, in December 2020 CR Smith topped a Which.co.uk members’ poll of best double-glazing companies in the UK, with 98% of our customers saying they’d recommend us.
Still leading from the front.
CR Smith remains one of Scotland’s best-known brands. We have advertised on Scottish TV screens continuously for the last 30 years and more recently we were the first ever sponsor of the Edinburgh Trams showcasing our ‘Window to Scotland’ imagery.
Working in the community.
CR Smith supports a number of charities on a local basis as well as running our own youth unemployment programme and annual charity event.
Mr Eadie, who continues to be our chairman and was awarded an MBE in 2013, created Hand Picked, a jobs initiative to champion young people into work and The Shoot Charitable Trust, which is now in its 20th year and has raised over £3.4m for a range of worthwhile causes including Maggies Centres, JDRF, Seamab and CLIC Sargent. We were also a key partner in the build of the Social Bite Village in Edinburgh which aims to help people affected by homelessness.