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Pearce Construction Apprentices 2022

About Us

Operating from our offices in Barnstaple, North Devon we have two divisions; namely Contracting and Pearce Homes.

Our principal area of operation is Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset and represents destinations within one hour travelling distance from Barnstaple.

Construction Helmet with Pearce logo on it

Our Mission Statement

"Pearce Construction is a leading construction company delivering high quality homes and buildings for our region.

In all that we do we are committed to developing our people, improving our communities, protecting our environment and enabling our local economy."

RHarris builders Barnstaple in 1950s

Company History

The Company was incorporated on the 10th April 1946 as R Harris and Son (Builders) Ltd.  In 1981 it was acquired by C H Pearce and Sons Ltd of Bristol changing its name in 1987 to the current name of Pearce Construction (Barnstaple) Ltd.  In 2003 the Company was taken back into private ownership when it was purchased from the Pearce Group by the current senior management team.

In April 2024 the company ownership was transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust, solidifying its long-term stability and structure for the advantage of its employees and clients.

Pearce Construction Apprentices 2022

Health & Safety

We promote a health and safety culture throughout all that we do with the emphasis on risk assessment and safe systems of work carried out by suitably trained and competent personnel.

All our Site Managers have attended the CITB five day Site Managers Safety Training Scheme and the Company carries a platinum standard certificate of commitment under the construction skills certification scheme.

Our Safety Director holds the NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and the company employs the Building Safety Group Ltd to advise and regularly inspect on all health, safety and wellbeing matters.

Bespoke wooden and glass staircase in luxurious new home in Saunton, Devon


Quality is embedded in all our procedures and we are holders of the internationally recognised ISO9001 certification.



The Company has approx 90 direct employees, the majority of these being trades people and site management based on sites across our area of operation, with 25 support staff at our offices in Barnstaple.

In addition to this we have a local approved supply chain of subcontractors and suppliers together with our own joinery works whihc manufactures our bespoke joinery products.

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As well as the extensive safety training carried out, we also recruit up to six new apprentices every year. Furthermore, we support management training up to NVQ level 6.

Our rolling training programme ensures that our personnel are competent, have the necessary skill sets and are fully conversant with current legislation and new initiatives.

We have staff representation at the National Federation of Builders and on the Advisory Committee at our local FE college

Pearce Homes Managing Director Paul Knox Planting a tree outside of Pearce Homes Offices in Barnstaple

Our Environment

The company's employees all live and work within our region and take pride in improving our own area. 

We work in partnership with local registered providers to build communities where people want to live. The ethos of the company is to build high-quality buildings whilst protecting our local environment