History

Established In 1895 By George Scarr-Hall

GSH Group was founded in 1895 by George Scarr-Hall, the grandfather of the current major shareholder, Ian Scarr-Hall and has a long-standing history. GSH began as a small engineering business based in Stoke-on-Trent, England. It thrived during the first half of the century, surviving two World Wars and dramatic changes in the economy.

GSH became known throughout the United Kingdom for its high-quality facilities maintenance services, and expanded to countries across Europe. We now offer clients global experience with the expertise of over 120 years in the facilities management industry.

U.S. Presence Since 1996

GSH began delivering services in the United States in 1996, and quickly developed a strong reputation with steady growth in the mechanical maintenance and energy management fields. GSH has expanded its U.S. operations through the years, and is able to serve customers located throughout the country. GSH’s global headquarters are located in Northern New Jersey with regional offices in California, Florida, Maryland, and New York.

GSH Establishes India Office In 2012

In 2012, GSH expanded into India with offices in New Delhi, and our ASIA-PAC headquarters in Chennai. GSH Group in India began by delivering services to the manufacturing industry, shortly followed by the award of a contract to serve a customer’s nationwide commercial buildings. GSH delivers services to many market sectors across ASIA-PAC.


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Established 1895

GSH was founded by George Scarr-Hall in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

1910's - 1920's

As industry flourished, the business diversifies into installing and maintaining industrial equipment.

1930's - 1940's

Company expands its customer base and is contracted to the Air Ministry and War Office, providing engineering support.


In 1943, George Scarr- Hall Snr. Passes and his son George Scarr-Hall becomes a Director along with brother-in-law, Joseph Henshall.

1960's - 1970's

1962 marked the introduction of the first fleet of vehicles and the Company’s first £1 million contract.


Expansion sees branches in London, Glasgow and Ireland, plus major contracts in Dubai throughout the 70s and 80s.

1980's - 1990's

With the passing of George Scarr-Hall in 1987, his son Ian Scarr-Hall takes over leadership.


Strategic growth continues with operations established in Ireland, the Netherlands and United States.

2000 - 2010

In 2002, GSH’s Energy Bureau was established, delivering integrated facilities management & energy solutions to all European and US clients.

2008 marked the opening of our state-of-the-art customer support center.

In 2009 Ian Scarr-Hall’s daughter, Rachael joins GSH. She is the fourth generation of the Scarr- Hall family to be involved with the company.

2010 - Present

2012 marked the entry into the Asian market with our Chennai office.

2013 marked the opening of our West-Coast office in San Fransisco.

2015 saw the launch of our Global Services division.

2016 marked the opening of our regional office in Florida.

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