My building career and fascination for all things wood began in 1982 shortly after leaving school. I joined a local Kent building company specialising in erecting timber frame constructions, mainly Colt pre-manufactured buildings. My initial role in the beginning, was assisting the ground works team and putting in the infrastructure for the timber buildings to be sited on. As time went on and with my expanding knowledge, I was soon assisting the carpenters with erecting the buildings in their entirety! This was amazing to see a construction made in the workshop, brought to site and erected within a few days/weeks and having a finished building within such a short time frame. A passion which continues to grow deeper with me each passing year and enables me to take this type of company further.
During my time I have had the privilege of working on the Queen’s Estate at Sandringham, building a new bungalow in Jersey and re-shingling the roof of an early Colt House in Southern Ireland, to name but a few of the highlights in my career.
Our work continued this way until 1996 when the building company I was working for took over the ownership of W.H.COLT SON & CO LTD.
I made the transition with them and took on the role of the company’s site manager, taking responsibility of the day to day running of the on-site building work. Having spent time in the work shop manufacturing the superstructures during many busy periods, I was comfortable in all roles!
In 2012 I took over as Managing Director of W.H.COLT SON & CO LTD when the existing owners decided to retire. I relocated the business to Woodchurch and took spacious premises. The team now includes my wife, Caroline, who is also a Director and Company Secretary, as well as our fully trained staff.
On behalf of myself, Caroline and our team, we look forward to continuing our relationship with all past clients and look forward to welcoming new Colt Home owners to the services we offer.