With a strong fleet of over 85 tippers and curtain sided trailers, we are able to comply with all customer requirements from loose tipping and muck shifting to delivering bag loads across the West Midlands.
Monday - Friday 07:30am - 5:30pm. Saturday 7:30am - 12:30pm.


01543 483000


H.D.Ricketts Ltd. Weeford Quarry

London Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 5SY

H.D.Ricketts Bagging Plant.

Wolesley Road, Rugeley WS15 2TX.

H.D.Ricketts Landfill Site.

Cornets End Lane, Meriden CV7 7LH.


Company History

Company History

HD Ricketts - Since 1918

In 1918 a young man called Harry John Ricketts returned home after serving in the First World War. He took out tenancy on a small holding in Erdington, it was here that he bought his first ever horse and cart and started delivering sand and gravel to the general public. Occupying the land alongside the horse, was poultry & pigs, which were reared, and vegetables grown for selling. Over the years as Harry’s company got more successful, the horse and cart soon turned into a small fleet of lorries and the land was a thriving builders yard where Harry’s two sons, Ken and Dave worked.

In 1964 the tenancy and the land was lost and the company H Ricketts was sold. Dave who is the youngest of the 2 sons was given one very old lorry and along with his father’s companies good will, H D Ricketts Ltd was born and the business was moved to wood end lane in Erdington. Over the coming years the business developed more and more and Dave was able to purchase some more, newer lorries. Following the growth of the company, Dave decided to move his fleet and office to Summer Road in Erdington, where the head office is still fully operational, and the company is now Run by Dave’s three children, Adrian, Tony & Ruth.

Today H D Ricketts is one of the largest hauliers and suppliers of sand and gravel in the west midlands, with a strong fleet of 70 tippers providing some of the United Kingdom’s biggest builders merchants along the way. Accompanying the tippers is a fully robotic and automated bagging plant in Weeford, Sutton Coldfield.

H D Ricketts Ltd still remains a family run business and a very close-knit company.