Hardcore Crushing Ltd, a demolition contractor in Lancashire and its sister company Steptoe’s Yard Ltd, a stone merchant and plant hire company are two local family companies owned and operated by Andrew Shorten.
Together these companies employ over 30 staff and operatives, and both trade out of the same office on our 12-acre reclamation yard / urban quarry in Altham, near Accrington.
Whilst each company (Steptoe’s and Hardcore) are separately listed businesses, they operate largely as a single entity; from a single location and share all available employee and plant resources.
From humble beginnings; together the companies now have a turnover in excess of £3,000,000 per annum, with steady growth achieved over recent years, and with foreseeable prospects secure.
Hardcore Crushing Ltd was specifically created for the purpose of carrying out more demolition and contract crushing works as a Principal Contractor / Contractor in our own right; as oppose to our historical role as an ‘operated plant-hire’ company. Although we’re also still happy to provide fully operated plant on a hire only basis; when required.
We have continued to expand both businesses and over the last, almost 10 years both companies have prospered, with steady positive growth in both turnover and profits. We have continued to invest in new demolition plant; equipment, and skilled employees, in order to keep us ahead of the game and put us in a strong position for the future.