Willis Construction was formed in 1986 and has developed a reputation as a skilled and trusted builder with all of its core offerings—New Build, Major Refurbishment, Planned Maintenance and Insurance Claims Repairs.
We are a local company and invest in the industry through trade apprenticeships. We pride ourselves on our commitment to both environmental and social sustainability, employing local people and partnering with a local supply chain thereby retaining maximum investment within the communities where we operate. We also work with our clients to review other ways of benefiting the economy and community through targeted recruitment and training.
The company has established a broad Client base and is proud of its strong relationships leading to re-peat business and negotiated contracts. The company is also successful in terms of Framework memberships, winning work through competitive tender and by delivering package deals.
The company’s key sectors are: residential; education, commercial and insurance.
Since starting the company in 1986, Gareth has led and developed the company to become a highly respected and trusted contractor strategically expanding its services to its present offering of New Build, Major Refurbishment, Planned Maintenance and Insurance Claims Repairs.
Director / Commercial Manager
Richard joined the company as a director shortly after it was incorporated in 1995 and has overall responsibility for commercial aspects. Richard ensures value for money within the business and continually seeks ways of improving cost effectiveness through strong processes and supply chain partnerships.
BSc (Hons), FCIOB, Assoc RICS Chartered Construction Manager
Director / Design Manager
Peter joined the company in July 2010 having held senior positions in both new-build development and maintenance departments within Welsh housing associations. Peter’s core responsibilities are design coordination, business development and ensuring strategic focus on the company’s key business activities. Additionally, he plays a proactive role in ensuring continuous improvement through performance assessments and shared learning.
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management
Director / Managing Quantity Surveyor
Rhys joined the company in February 2015 to reinforce the commercial team and help deliver the company’s expanding portfolio of traditional and design and build contracts. Apart from his extensive forms of contracts knowledge, Rhys brings a wealth of experience having previously worked for both large and medium sized developers/contractors.
Glynn joined the company in 1999 and has management responsibility of the company’s refurbishment and planned maintenance contracts along with management of the direct site personnel. Glynn ensures that the company delivers on its commitment to provide a customer driven service achieving a quality end product. Qualifications include Temporary Works Coordinator and Temporary Works Supervisor, SMSTS, MAPS Test Accredited and First Aid at Work.
Health, Safety and Training Manager
Paul joined the company in 1986 and has spent most of his career running development and maintenance sites. This experience and practical knowledge is being utilised by the company to reinforce and further develop its commitment to health and safety. Paul is also responsible for developing skills and capacity within the workforce through apprenticeships and training and is the client point of contact for targeted recruitment and training initiatives within the communities that the company operates.
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Quantity Surveyor/ Estimator
Matthew joined the company in 2015 to fulfil a specific leading role within the company’s expanding commercial department. Matthew is an experienced estimator and quantity surveyor and, having previously worked for a similar sized company who operated within the same industry sectors, has access to a large and competitive supply chain portfolio.
Matt joined the company in September 2017 to add his over 20 years of experience to an already well established and experienced Commercial team. He started his career with an International PQS Practice before transferring to the contracting side where he has gained many years of experience as a QS and Estimator with another local social housing contractor. Matt also had a spell where he worked for a major Reinforced Concrete Frame sub-contractor taking care of several schemes in Scotland.
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
Richard joined the company in 2018 to further bolster the commercial team. Richard has over ten years experience of working with large and medium sized contractors across the region.
Insurance Division Manager
Craig joined the company in 2003 and was promoted into the role of Insurance Claims Manager when the division was created in 2015. Craig has over twenty years’ experience within the industry at trade and site management level and his practical knowledge and evident project management skills demonstrated on a broad portfolio of diverse and challenging contracts, makes him ideal to lead the division.
Tom joined the company in 2018 having previously worked for a Cardiff based Housing Association in the Development and Maintenance departments.
In 2020 Tom completed a HNC in surveying from the University of South Wales.
BA (Hons) Business & Finance
Office & Finance Manager
Julie joined the company in 2017 as the Office and Finance Manager and has over 15 years prior experience of general office and finance roles within the construction industry. Her duties are varied and include all aspects of accounts, purchase and sales ledger and payroll.
Customer Liaison Coordinator – Insurance
Jayne has been with the company since 2007 and her role is to coordinate the insurance claims repairs programmes and be the customer point of contact for queries and assistance.
Kate joined the company in 2015 and works closely with the Office Manager to fulfil a broad range of management functions whilst focusing on business accounts. Kate previously worked in hospitality as an Events Manager and utilises her developed management and coordination skills within her current role.