Clarence Thomas Limited was established in 1967, as an individual business specializing in plumbing retail, marine retail, contracting and maintenance.
This was an over-the- counter operation that catered mainly to the plumbing contractors around the country. Its principal business address was Purcell Estate, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. As the years progressed, the company outgrew the original location and was moved to a new location on Wickham’s Cay II. The new 4500 square foot store was built in 1981.
After 11 years in the Wickham’s Cay II location, the store was renovated from an over-the-counter store to a fully self service operation hence beginning the era of the do-it-yourself stores in the BVI. A second store was opened on the island of Virgin Gorda, in the Valley, in May 1996, bringing the DIY concept to the sister island.
As the company grew, we saw the need to offer the best shopping experience to our customers. On December 13th 2003, the business moved into the brand new 10,000 square foot super store in Pasea Estate.
The name was changed to CTL Home Center, as we now are a true home center offering a wide variety of products, our largest being plumbing, paints, tools, electrical, marine supplies, lawn and garden, houseware, lighting, appliances, home improvement…just to name a few.
It is our hope that in the near future, the new 50,000 square foot super center will be built so that we can continue to provide our customers with the highest quality products and shopping experience that they have come to enjoy at CTL!