Smailes Construction have achieved front cover of the Construction Industry News Magazine July 2018. Following an interveiw and photographs we are delighted to have a fantastic article in the edition and to have one of our projects and a quote, featured on the front cover. Follow this link for the full edition
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 do not profess to be the cheapest in the market place but we do believe in the level of service that we provide to our clients, the integrity and value we place upon every job and relationship and our ethos and approach is different compared to other contractors. We work with the entire team from start to finish supporting our clients to ensure that there are no surprises, disappointments or unexpected costs and we work through everything together. So whilst at the outset we may not appear to be best value by the end of the project, taking into consideration the whole experience, in line with the costs and quality, we believe we are the professional choice, who will deliver as promised. Everyone can work out the cost of something but to quantify the value is very difficult. Our service and the full experience of the projects with our clients from inception to delivery is exceptional and immeasurable.
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.