Franklin Hire Limited was formed in 1972 by Mr Franklin and Mr Jay (the original name was Franklin-Jay Limited) and specialised in demolition and haulage. At that time much of the work was for Shell UK Oil at their Stanford-le-Hope Refinery. During the 1980s in addition to demolition works the Company expanded into Operated Plant Hire and Self Drive Vehicle Hire.

The current Company Directors have been with the company for the majority of this time, Nigel Branch joining in 1979 and Carl Anderson in 1983. They have been majority shareholders in the company since 1998.

Franklin Demolition operates out of its two-acre site. The site offers offices, secure storage, workshops for maintenance and servicing our its fleet of vehicles and a licensed waste transfer station.

The Company holds Employer's Liability and Public Liability Insurance of £10,000,000.