Landmark for house builder as it celebrates 25 years of business
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 28 Dec 2018
An East Yorkshire house builder which lay its first foundations in Beverley in 1993 recently celebrated 25 years of business.
Risby Homes specialises in bespoke developments, and has built houses in places including Hessle, Cherry Burton, Walkington and Little Weighton.
The company, launched by Mark Barrett more than two decades ago, also picked up an award this year for its Westcote Farm development in South Cave.
Mr Barrett spoke of his pride at seeing Risby Homes reach the 25-year landmark.
He said: “We are very proud of the homes we have built over the past 25 years.
“We started in Beverley and it seems fitting that as we celebrate our anniversary, we are preparing to build in the town once again, as we have done several times over the years.”
Risby Homes recently started work on its largest development to date in Beverley– a 73-house complex of two, three and four-bedroom homes at Shepherds Rest, on the southern edge of the town.
“We have only just started groundwork on the Shepherds Rest site but have already had enquiries from potential buyers, demonstrating the reputation we have for quality and excellence,” Mr Barrett said.
Mark Barrett launched Risby Homes with a vision to create high-quality, tailored houses across the region.
He brought with him years of experience in the construction sector.
Today, Mark’s son, Olly, and daughter, Amy, are both part of the award-winning Risby Homes team which has created everything from apartments to executive family homes.
Oliver Barrett (centre) receives his Seal of Excellence award. (Risby Homes)
Risby’s first development was eight two-bedroomed houses in Old Beck Court, Beverley.
Among the recognition Risby has received are several prestigious Pride in the Job awards from the National House Building Council (NHBC).
Most recently, Olly was awarded the prestigious ‘Seal of Excellence’ at this year’s Pride in the Job awards for his work as site manager at Westcote Farm.
Now in its 38th year, the Pride in the Job awards celebrate the exceptional contribution site managers make in creating homes of outstanding quality.
More than 16,000 site managers across the UK were eligible for the award, with only 140 winning the Seal of Excellence.