To commemorate the anniversary we held a celebration at Ardencote Hotel on Saturday 10 June, which was attended by employees, clients, and delivery partners.
The family-run business was formed by Carl Brooker and John Harwood in June 1992. Originally established in a two room office on Alcester high street, Warwickshire, the company employed five members of staff and purchased four vehicles.
Arden Construction started out completing small private projects providing maintenance, refurbishment and construction services and quickly established itself working for Warwickshire County Council and other local authorities.
Over the 25 years, Arden Construction has developed and maintained buildings for educational establishments and healthcare organisations as well as a range of industrial and heritage work for bespoke clients; the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, National Trust, Worcester and Coventry Dioceses, and the British Film Institute.
Carl Brooker, managing director at Arden Construction said: “We pride ourselves on providing a high quality of service to our clients, by doing this we have retained clients over the 25 years, as well as gaining new clients which has enabled our sustainable growth, This has been achieved by the support of our loyal local subcontractors and supply chain.
“Investing in new vehicles and growing our workforce enables us to continue to deliver exceptional customer service to our clients, whilst giving us the capacity to take on new contracts.”
Arden Construction operates with the belief that building locally benefits the community. Having a strong local presence and focussing on one area provides jobs for local people while improving the area that they live in too.
Richard Beresford, chief executive of the National Federation of Builders, of which Arden Construction is a member, said: “The Midlands will always need more professional builders and companies like Arden Construction are making a valuable contribution to the area so we’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone with them and wish the company continued success for many years to come”.
To mark our 25 year anniversary, Arden Construction has made a video showcasing some of the work we’ve completed in the area. Watch the video and see which buildings you recognise.