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About Us

About Us

About Us

Quality Construction Built On Tradition

Since 1879 the principles of fair play, teamwork and quality construction have been embodied into our culture. Our continued success is down to our ability to meet the requirements of our wide client base which we achieve through focused teams of dedicated construction professionals. The business employs over 120 people and operates across four main areas - Maintenance, Construction, Developments, and Fire Protection, supported by our Plant division. Geo. Houlton & Sons Ltd is a subsidiary of the group's parent company Geo. Houlton & Sons (Holdings) Ltd - fully owned by the Houlton family.

The business today operates in the building, maintenance, fire protection, construction and development sectors principally across Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Projects further afield are increasingly undertaken where existing Clients require our services with successful delivery from Glasgow to London. Client satisfaction is very important in our business planning with an average in excess of 70% repeat business over the years, based on turnover.

The Maintenance teams undertakes various reactive and planned maintenance projects with a strong local Client base using dedicated professional in house tradespersons for key customers. They undertake public authority, industrial, commercial and retail maintenance, facilities management, repairs, refurbishment, term maintenance and new build operations. They manage in excess of 500 orders annually with a large fleet of vans and pick-ups for their workforce.

Our Construction projects range from £250K - £5 million We work with a strong Client base of public authority, industrial, commercial, retail and development. Projects are managed from the Hull office but we use extensive site based teams where appropriate. Typically some 15 – 20 individual projects are undertaken each year. The site based teams of groundworkers, bricklayers and joiners are trained to the highest standards and have skills and experience across a wide range of projects.

Our Plant division provides a full plant hire and transport service to the Company. Equipment available includes teleporters, rough terrain forklifts, dumpers, generators, mini-diggers, mixers, small tools and equipment, as well as many site offices, stores, toilets and other sundries.

Our friendly and professional head office, based in Hull provides all the back-up services needed for a contracting business working in the 21st century, and we place great importance in our health and safety, environmental and staff welfare commitments. ICT also plays a crucial role in managing our projects and we use a company information portal (intranet) to manage information flow across the Company.

The Company Business Plan for the Future is that the family owned Houlton group will continue to provide ‘Quality Construction Built On Tradition’ to satisfy its Clients and produce a sustainable and adequate return for the Stakeholders in the business. The plan is to provide Shareholders with a sustainable reasonable distribution of profits each year and to provide Employees with stable continuing employment together with a commensurate reward for their efforts in a safe, secure and happy environment.

Houlton seeks continuous improvement in all our business activities to achieve our planned targets and returns.