Lewis Builders Ltd was established on 29th September 1989 by current directors Alex Maclean and Dan Maclennan.
Alex and Dan had both been previously employed and trained in the construction industry locally as a Quantity Surveyor and Contract Manager respectively. While working together for a previous employer, the pair wanted to take on a new challenge and try working for themselves. Initially, they operated out of one van with just the two of them, now there are over sixty of us!
Lewis Builders made the move from a leased premises to their own builders yard.
In 2001, as part of the company expansion plan, the company purchased their own builders yard with joiner's workshop and small office space. The company remains on the same premises to this day, albeit with a number of extensions!
Lewis Builders expanded again and diversified into Plumbing and Electrical.
Lewis Builders added to their growing portfolio of services to include Plumbing and Electrical divisions, which included the introduction of Renewable Energies, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. This allowed the company to complete more of our workload in house, reducing our need for sub-contracting and widening our works scope.
Lewis Builders won their largest ever contract at £5.9million.
In 2015, the company won the nearly £6million Ardseileach Care Development, the company's largest and most dynamic to date. This involved the building of a care home for adults with learning disabilities, as well as two cluster units of supported accommodation and the demolition of the existing care facilities - carried out in two sections in order to maintain functionality at all times.
Now, the company currently employ approximately 60 staff including two Directors, four administration staff, a Quality Manager, an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, a Project Manager and Managers for the Electrical and Plumbing divisions.
The company currently employ Bricklayers, Joiners, Roof slaters, Rough casters, Electricians, Plumbers, Gas engineers, Refrigeration and air conditioning engineers. The company also employ apprentices through Construction Skills and have been active in producing excellent apprentices for the future skills market.