our history

Introduction

 

Profiles Brickwork was incorporated on the 28th August 2014.

It’s founding members Ray Fox, Andrew Monk and Gareth Thomas bring a combined 72 years of experience bricklaying.

Andrew Monk 

“I have been a bricklayer for 16 years. After serving my time as an apprentice under the supervision of Ray I continued to develop my skills always looking for innovative ways to increase productivity without sacrificing quality.”

Gareth Thomas

I gained his bricklaying qualifications with a private developer on new builds, extensions and renovations.

Ray Fox

I have spent over 25 years within the construction industry in a supervisory role. I hold both SMSTS and NEBOSH qualifications. After helping a number of brickwork sub-contractors get their businesses up and running I decided to aid my former apprentice and friend to do that very same thing.

Gareth teamed up with Andrew, having been friends for some time, on a site in Southport supervised by Ray. The two of them worked side by side for several years on both housing and commercial sites.

A two year break from sub-contracting saw Andrew and Gareth develop new skills and experience within domestic extensions.

 

Formation

Having gained the ability to manage a project from conception through to completion, all be it on a small scale, Gareth and Andrew wished to move on from domestic work.

They decided to go back to where they learnt their trade and start their own sub-contracting company to take on small labour only brick and block packages with the desire to expand into labour, plant and material supply.

At this early stage Ray, looking for a new challenge, joined the team and formed Profiles Brickwork Limited. Initially out of Rays address in Middleton before moving back to Wigan.

 

Expansion

The first packages saw Profiles Brickwork Limited working with Barnes Construction Limited and their sister company Nationwide Interiors.

Each new project allowed them to show our ability to complete the work to a high standard whilst successfully working to the construction program.

Sadly, the death of Brian Barnes was followed by the collapse of Barnes Construction.

Fortunately for Profiles Brickwork Limited, they had already shown ability to numerous contracts managers and QS’s who had found work elsewhere and again wanted to work with them. This allowed them to branch out and expand which saw gross turnover treble from their first year to their second.

Ray Fox retired in April 2018 and the business has continued to prosper under Andrew and Gareth’s leadership.