Davidsons reach their 1000th home
Leicestershire homebuilder Davidsons have reached their 1000th legal completion with a sale at their ‘Bakers Croft’ development in Ibstock – the business starting building homes in 2008.
The purchasers, Kristina Clemons and Dean Elton, were presented with champagne and flowers to mark the occasion by Davidsons chairman David Wilson, managing director James Wilson and operations director Jason Glover.
Davidsons began in Leicestershire in 2007 and built their first home the following year, right at the beginning of the worst recession the construction industry has ever known. Since then the company has grown from 2 members of staff to a permanent team of nearly 100. In addition, the company provides work for around 400 sub-contractors that help to build the homes.
David Wilson, chairman of Davidsons, said “We are very much a family business, my father Albert built his first homes in Ibstock and I built my first homes in Packington in 1967. Our aim is to produce homes that people can be proud to own. The family ethos has always been to seek quality, and a sense of caring. Hopefully that shows in the way we do things”.
James Wilson said “Reaching our 1000th completion is very special, and it’s fitting that it should be in Ibstock, where my family built the first homes that started it all off. It was only two years ago that we built our 500th Davidsons home, so things are moving rapidly. The company is set to grow considerably in the near future and this is the perfect opportunity to thank all staff who have made our achievements to date possible. We look forward to welcoming new members to the team – since we started we have encouraged apprenticeships and graduates who make a great contribution to the future of the company”.
James continued “The value of the benefit of new homes to local communities is often misunderstood. Since Davidsons began we have made over £20m of financial contributions to local infrastructures in the form of schools, health facilities, road improvements and affordable homes”.
Jason Glover said “We are determined not to let growth affect the way we do things. Customer satisfaction is very important for us and that’s reflected in achieving a 5 star rating for the third year in succession in the latest Home Builders Federation/NHBC customer satisfaction survey – the highest rating”.
Kristina and Dean said “We are delighted to be Davidsons’ 1000th completion. When we were looking for our new home we looked at Davidsons because we were aware of their reputation – a reputation for building superior, quality homes. We wanted a large home suitable for us and our four children. The children aren’t around all of the time but it was important to find a property that would give everyone their own space, somewhere for us to enjoy and somewhere the children could come and go. The home we chose gives us some great living areas and works really well – we are very pleased with it”.
Currently Davidsons have developments in Leicestershire at Ibstock, Anstey, Scraptoft Hall and Whetstone, with new developments coming soon at Countesthorpe, Ravenstone, Lutterworth and Ashby. They also have developments in Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. For more details visit: www.davidsonsgroup.co.uk