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.
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!
2019: Ilex Eco Heating join Worcester's Express Installations scheme providing swift boiler replacement within 72 hours in times of need.