Arttex founders Vince and George opened the doors to their building supplies stores following decades working in the construction business. Four years ago, Vince and George refurbished their first property locally in Margate. They found suppliers in the area were expensive and instead sourced products from London using their own contacts. This experience created the idea to supply Thanet and the South East with great quality building supplies (all in one place) at competitive trade prices. They wanted to make life as easy as possible for busy tradespeople and construction companies – and pass on the cost-savings they’ve built up through being in the trade.