Our journey

In December 2017, brothers Bright and Gerald Mabureza co-founded a company called High Density Warehouse (Pvt) Ltd. Immediately, the company signed a franchise agreement with Open House Hardware Centre and opened its first store at Makoni Shopping Centre on 8 February 2018 which traded under the Open House Hardware Express brand. The Company traded in tools, paints, plumbing and general hardware products and services. The company started with 3 employees and 1 staff member seconded by Open House Hardware Centre.

In October 2018, the company opened its second store, again at Makoni Shopping Centre as an opportunity for a bigger store space had arisen. A third store in Mutoko then followed in March 2021. Throughout the remainder of 2021 the company focused on growing their product range and services. 

The Company decided to exit the Open House Hardware Express franchise on 1 April 2021 as it felt it was time to pursue its own vision. This is when the brand Builders Market was born.

What we aspire to – Our vision

Our vision is to be the most preferred retailer of building, DIY and home improvement solutions in our chosen markets. 

Why we exist – Our mission

Our mission is to provide building, DIY and home improvement solutions suited to the needs of an inclusive and broad customer base at affordable prices; embracing innovation and exceptional customer experience.

Our purpose

To provide efficient, sustainable and cost-effective building solutions

Our values

Our values define the character of our company, they express who we are, how we behave and what we believe in just as much as our products and services. The below are our values:

  • Reliability
  • Exceptional customer experience
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork