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Our History

After returning from war service the business was founded in 1945

Harold Barker and William Geary, starting from humble beginnings the business was formed to initially manufacture and sell locally coppiced products such as farm stakes, hazel wattle hurdles, firewood, bean rods pea sticks etc.

The company still operates from the same premises in Kings Somborne, Hampshire from where it started, all those years ago.

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Rapidly expanding into general forestry, sawmilling and fencing. William Geary retired in the 1970s and around that time Harold’s three sons joined the company.

With each son developing a separate part of the business. One working on the transportation side, one expanding the forestry side and lastly one developing the fencing and gate side.

Presently from these three aspects only the fencing and gate side remains amongst newer ventures. As time passed by two of the sons retired leaving Roy Barker as the managing director and sole owner of the company. Harold Barker passed away in 2010 aged 95 years old.

With newer 3rd generation additions to the company from the Barker family. New ideas where brought to the table. And so the automated gate and barrier side of the business was created some 25 years ago. Barker & Geary; with our team of designers, Construction technicians electricians, ground workers, and bricklayers offer a one stop installation service from design and drawings, to ground works, installation of walls and piers, drive surfaces, gateways with either timber or metal gates and the associated electric gate automation plus intercoms systems.

Clients such as Britax of Andover, Draper Tools, Coopervision of Hamble, The National Trust Properties, Wilton House and many other large country estates, many commercial sites and numerous schools as well as hundreds of domestic properties all through central southern England

As well as being renowned for automated gates Barker & Geary is now known as one of the leading fencing supply companies in the region with a huge stock of domestic, agricultural and commercial fencing. From wooden posts, to wire products, to concrete posts and decorative European panels. We have a large sales yard and 2no stock yards close by to support it.

Barker and Geary in 1968

Apart from our extensive retail customer base we also have a huge trade core serving many fencing contractors, landscaping maintenance companies, property management companies, local councils, the National Trust and other large organisations.

Roy puts the company’s success down to personal service and expertise, using only the best products available with a commitment to providing the customer with a practical and aesthetically pleasing plus long lasting and trouble free installation at a competitive price.

With this wining brand the future looks bright for many more decades to come.