Steve, Tony and Paul have each led the business in their own ways, introducing different innovations and direction, but the values Steve instilled from the beginning have remained, and stood the test of time:
honesty, integrity and reliability.
Steve Abbott starts re-developing the area post-war, building new houses with a team of men working with him. He soon builds up an enviable reputation as a very skilled bricklayer.
Abbott complete first commercial build - Hallett’s Service Station, St Dunstan’s Street, Canterbury. The developer wanted a specialist bricklayer and heard Steve was the best around.
Tony Abbott takes the reins with a key interest in heritage conservation.
Restore local icon, Old King’s School Shop, Canterbury, built in 1647.
First education project – Kent College, Canterbury.
Paul Abbott becomes MD and focuses the business on commercial new builds, especially for the education sector.
Demolish and redevelop their own first commercial build (from 1952) Hallett’s becomes a Sainsbury’s Local with student accommodation units above.
Deliver first project to BREEAM standards (The John Wallis Academy) and begin to address the need to educate the industry from the top down as to how we build with environmental consideration.
Commence largest and most challenging project to date – Barrett’s showroom redevelopment and erection of student accommodation units in a logistically tight space in the busiest area of Canterbury.
Celebrate 75 years of Abbott Construction.