The Derek Mitchell Group was founded by Derek Mitchell in 1976, trading as a single electrician in the Auchencairn & Castle Douglas area. The roots of the company’s work were initially in agricultural installations and Derek soon found his workload increasing, so he employed another electrician to assist him.
20 years later, Derek’s son Paul joined the business to assist his father. The business grew quickly with Paul at Derek’s side and the area covered by the company expanded across the whole of Dumfries & Galloway, with the odd job out with the region.
In 2000, with Paul showing an enthusiasm for the business, Derek decided to move on to new business interests, leaving Paul to run the electrical business himself (Derek still keeping a very close eye from the sideline!)
Paul continued to develop Derek Mitchell Group, and in 2006 the company was working with 15 employees on the tools and 3 office staff. At this point Paul needed to employ a manager to enable the business to move forward keeping up with customers’ needs and maintain the high standard of workmanship. This position was filled and the company continued to grow at an ever-increasing pace.