A little bit about us...
Gregson and Marsden builders and contractors was founded in 1960 by Mr John Marsden and Mr James Gregson. In 1992 John Marsden Snr and James Gregson Jnr retired, the remaining Marsden family decided to close the current business and diversified into other businesses. In 1993 John Marsden Jnr started a small building company with his son and another member of staff from the previous business.
From 1994 to 1996 Neil Marsden worked for a local civils company as a site manager then on to an area coordinator helping deliver communication projects around the Greater Liverpool area. In September 1996 Neil Marsden left the civils business and started Marsden Building and Maintenance Contractors. During this time the company grew steadily carrying out works mainly for domestic customers and general maintenance for Booths Supermarkets. In March 2000 the company became limited. Since its formation the company has grown steadily carrying out building, maintenance, renovation and fit-out work for both commercial and domestic clients throughout the North West.
Marsden Building and Maintenance Contractors Ltd grew in size due to the continued work and close relationship with the project team at Booths. A long term programme of store refurbishment started and Neil played a role in assisting the estates manager managing these works as well as providing building staff. Booths where also having new stores built and Neil had a role of managing the fit-out of these stores, starting at Longton, then Kirkby Lonsdale and on to Kendal. In 2005 when Chorley was constructed, Marsdens took on a partnership role with Booths to carry out the fit-out. This in turn led to Marsdens becoming principle contractor building the New Lytham store and then the Garstang store which opened in 2009.
Since this time Marsdens have ceased with the larger Booths projects due to strains from the recession, changing procurement and working practices.We are continually improving our operations, resources and building on our knowledge and skills base, to provide a platform from which we can ensure our profile and working practices still remain, quality and customer service served by quality trades people are at the heart of this business.
The future is looking brighter, with the recession reported to be over, there is a steady stream of work becoming available. The company is moving forward again looking at more eco friendly building practices, and bringing those technologies into period properties, air source heat pump and bio mass boilers along with greater insulation developments results in more comfortable living standards. Marsdens is still very much a family business. We have diversified into a more manageable sized building company, and have become a registered installer of Marshalls hard landscaping products. We still carry out general building maintenance for Booths and many other companies.
If you have a project and want a professional building company to assist you with it. Please give Neil a call, we can assist with design, planning and building.
We look forward to hearing from you……