Smailes Construction have been short-listed in the Constructing Excellence North East (CENE) 2018 Awards in two categories: SME Business of the Year Project of the Year (Building) – for Ecclestoun in Rothbury We are absolutely delighted to be recognised in these prestigious construction awards and are very proud of all that we have achieved within […]
I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN HOW CONSTRUCTION IS DELIVERED
When I established Smailes Construction Ltd in October 2012 it was with the intention of improving the culture of the industry, and to encourage new ways of thinking creatively and practically in order to ensure that the critical aspects of safety, time, cost and quality are accepted as standard. Fundamentally the entire process from inception to completion should exceed the client’s expectations.
We are now into our 6th year of trading and the development within the business has been very encouraging and on occasions overwhelming, but highlights the demand for a construction company with integrity and imagination.
Turnover has grown steadily over the years, and whilst this is not the only indication of success, it does illustrate a genuine belief in the business. We attract enquiries from both new clients and also repeat business, clients who understand and enjoy their working relationship with Smailes Construction, who value the 1:1 consultancy and senior support that is inherent throughout the build.
Having started with only myself and a handful of labour only subcontractors we have now built the workforce up to 19 fully employed managers, site and office staff and it is through this core team that I see the business developing. Having worked with the majority of them in my previous career at Morgan Sindall, I understand their professionalism and the quality of their work but most importantly our clients feel comfortable and confident working with them. I am very proud of our close knit team, which even includes two members of my own family, not to mention my dogs, westhighland terriers Huxley and Marley-hence the Huxmar brand.
Having worked at a senior level for a number of large national contractors, I understand the challenges that any size of construction project can bring to clients and design teams. It was, and still is my desire to challenge and overcome these difficulties, building a business that can deliver projects from the straight-forward and simple to innovative and exciting, on time, within budget and that exceed client expectations.
I am delighted that we have already established a strong reputation within the region for an open and honest approach towards project delivery and we will continue to build on this, striving to make every project an enjoyable process for all involved.