When John and Elizabeth Griffiths relocated from Llangunnor, near Carmarthen, to Betws in the Amman Valley, on the edge of the developing South Wales coalfield, their son Thomas Griffiths established the business in 1875.
The small carpentry, joinery and undertaking business continued with his son David John Griffiths and continued in to the next generation when sons Hywel Griffiths and Lyn Griffiths become well known builders, undertakers and carpenters serving primarily Betws, Garnswllt and villages adjoining Ammanford. Throughout his long working life and supported by his sons Peter and Keith the business continued to grow as funeral directors serving Ammanford and the Amman Valley. With Peter and Keith at the helm the business evolved as developers (Griffiths Brothers), monumental masons (Griffiths Memorials) and funeral directors (Hywel Griffiths and Sons) and have built a reputation for service and care that is well known through the area.
In 1990 Richard Williams joined the company as a funeral director. The business further progressed as Cwmni Griffiths Bwtrimawr Y Betws to serve the whole of the Amman Valley and Llandeilo through it’s associations with Keith Morgan and Sons, Evan Rees and Sons and Douglas Davies, Llandeilo.
2011 saw the company enter the 5th generation of the family when Peter Griffiths’ children, Rhodri and Lowri joined the company. Rhodri is now a funeral director with Griffiths Bwtrimawr having previously served his apprenticeship on the construction side of the company. In joining the funeral side of the business Rhodri maintained the tradition of each generation being carpenters and joiners.
By 2016, Keith Griffiths’ children, Rhys and Euros, had also joined the Company.