About Us 

 

When Peter Barnes founded Elmcroft in 1976 he had two objectives. Firstly to build a business that his sons could join when they were old enough, and secondly to give his clients excellent service

 

Fast forward to today - 43 years later his objectives have become reality! Our mission is to 'provide a frictionless groundwork & builders work package to the modular contractor, enabling them to offer turnkey solutions to their clients'. With a strong track record, commitment to client satisfaction & years of experience in our game, we continue to win projects on the strength of our reputation, & quality of our work.

 

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Our Leadership Team 

 

Colin Barnes 

Managing Director

 

E: colin.barnes@elmcroftconstruction.co.uk


Shaun Fry 

Business Development

 

E: shaun.fry@elmcroftconstruction.co.uk


Chris Hemmings 

Contracts Manager

 

E: chris.hemmings@elmcroftconstruction.co.uk


Julian Temple

Contracts Manager

 

E: julian.temple@elmcroftconstruction.co.uk


Keith Barnes

Contracts Manager

 


 

Our History.

 


1976 

After leaving one of the large national construction companies of the time, Elmcroft Services is set up by Peter Barnes with a ladder and a set of paint brushes doing house painting and small building works. 


1977

The year of the Queens silver jubilee & also the year Peter Barnes, purchased the first company van. A second hand Ford Escort van. 


1978

Elmcroft start targeting primarily small domestic building works.


1981

 

Peter's 10 year old twin boys Colin & Keith start to join him on site, to give a helping hand and get their first taste of working in construction!

 


1982

 

Peter upgrades his company vehicle to a more spacious VW transporter.


1984

 

Elmcroft start to take on larger projects including more industrial & commercial construction works.


1985

 

Elmcroft take on their 1st employee.


1986

 

Elmcroft hire three lock up garages to start storing equipment as it out-grows the garage at home.


1987

 

Peter's two sons leave school and join him in the business. Keith trains as a bricklayer & Colin as a carpenter.


1990

 

Elmcroft move into a new office - a basic log cabin in Peter's back garden! More employees join the company. Steady growth follows.


1994

 

The company purchases it's first excavator!


1996

 

The company has moved into their own freehold yard in Harrow for the storage of plant & equipment, and also purchase their own 7.5 tonne beaver-tail truck.


1998

 

Peter is taken ill and steps back from the day to day running of the business. Colin steps up and takes more responsibility for day to day running of the business.


2003

 

Management make the decision to move away from domestic work and focus exclusively on industrial & commercial construction.


2005

 

The company relocates offices to a larger space in Watford. 


2010

 

Colin Barnes - Managing Director takes over full responsibility of business operations, although his father - now in his 80's still comes to work most days and likes to run errands out to site.


2012

 

The company moves again to larger freehold premises in Watford, which supports further growth.


2017

 

The modular construction side of the business grows rapidly & workforce grows to 15+ operatives plus subcontractors. Elmcroft move to a larger 1 acre yard to facilitate the ever growing fleet of plant & equipment. Elmcroft takes on more projects outside of London & the home counties.


2018

 

Elmcroft Services becomes Elmcroft Construction Ltd. During this year the company re-invests into additional plant & equipment to support the growth.


2019

 

A record year for the company, with labour force now up to 30+ employees. Further investment in vans, plant & equipment. Company strives to deliver on it's core values of Reactive, Solutions Driven, Team Players & Non-Confrontational. It brings its rewards with projects delivered all over the UK.