2018 marks 50 years of selling architectural ironmongery in Devon for Preston Butland, one of the founders of Doorstuff. Preston started his career in 1961 at James Gibbons in Wolverhampton as an estimator on 2nd January 1961. This totals an impressive 57 years in ironmongery all together for Preston. Inspired by his childhood holidays in Paignton, Preston moved to Devon in January 1968 to work for F J Reed in Totnes. Preston is now semi-retired, working two days a week on special projects.