1974: Ilex Stores bought by Peter Gammon after leaving High Wycombe where he worked as a branch manager for Calor Gas. Peter had served an apprenticeship with British Gas and was already a time served engineer.
1975: Ilex Stores Gas Installers. Peter started offering gas fitting services as well as Calor Gas deliveries to the local area.
1984: Ilex Gas Installers. Peter's son Jason joins the business after leaving school. Jason serves his apprenticeship. The shop is converted from a general store to a gas showroom.
1994: Jason leaves the business to gain further experience in the heating trade including oil and air-conditioning services.
2000: Jason rejoins Ilex to continue in the family business.
2004: Ilex Heating Services. Peter retires and hands over the business to Jason, who subsequently takes on an apprentice engineer.
2006: Ilex accepts an invitation from leading British boiler manufacturer Worcester Bosch to join their accredited installer scheme.
2007: In response to the growing need of reducing the negative impact of carbon dioxide on the planet's environment, Ilex introduces solar hot water services to the portfolio of the company's products.
2008: To reflect increased "green" credentials, the company is re-branded “Ilex Eco Heating Systems” with a new and dynamic image designed to punctuate exciting opportunities for both the company and it's customers.
2010: Ilex carries out the first Air Source installation at East Huntspill Village Hall. Four heat pump units provide an all year round comfort for visitors.
2012: Ilex are accepted onto Somerset County Council and Trading Standards approved "Buy With Confidence" trader scheme, reinforcing its commitment to delivering customers satisfaction. The application process involved a company audit of business practices as well as a CRB check of staff and the adoption of the scheme's "code of conduct".
2014: Ilex introduce Gas Engineer Software providing our customers and landlords a managed service/ gas safety inspection reminder service via automated email reminder notifications.
2015: Ilex celebrates forty years of service to the local community still supporting many long standing customers and welcoming new.
2016: in partnership with Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance Ilex are now able to offer their customers 0% APR finance over 10 months on Worcester Bosch Group boilers (subject to status).
2017: Ilex join forces with Trust Pilot to promote the long established ethos of exemplary customer satisfaction by encouraging and promoting online reviews swiftly collecting a 5 Star overall rating!