Staff Profiles

Fred Bennetton – Director

Fred started off his career as an apprentice bricklayer in 1986 after leaving school. He then worked his way up to bricklaying foreman on numerous sites.

In 2001, Fred formed his own business, Classic Builders, as a sole trader and won a prestigious £3m contract to renovate the old Exminster Hospital into luxury apartments for Devington Homes.  Classic Builders became a Limited company in 2003. Fred’s father figure, John Hewitt joined the company in 2004 as his business partner but unfortunately passed away in 2008.

Adam Brimacombe – Director

Adam joined Classic Builders in 2011 in the role of Director and alongside Fred has firmly established the company as a major player in the South West’s building industry.

Adam also takes on the role of Senior Surveyor and Contracts Manager for various projects.

Adam has a vast experience of working within the construction industry and has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from domestic refurbishments and extensions to multi-million pound commercial projects.

Sam Lockyer - Cornwall Area Manager

Classic Builders are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Lockyer as our Cornwall Area Manager.

More details will be forthcoming in the very near future.

Paul Postlethwaite - Housing Manager

Paul is a strong and confident leader and manager, who has influenced the residential housing market in the South West for 15 years.

One of the keys to this success is sustained strong relationships with the client base and the supply chain alike. He has developed exceptional front line management skills along with strong strategic abilities.

A leader that thrives under pressure, Paul has a proven track record delivering a large number of residential open market and affordable projects on time, on budget and to a high standard.

Eric Bunting - Construction Manager / Contracts Manager

A highly motivated Construction Professional, with good all round technical knowledge gained from initial education and enhanced from a career of progression within hands on areas of the construction industry.

Good communication and motivation skills developed from the sharp end of the industry (site dynamics).

Eric has an excellent understanding of the working and administration of NEC, GC Works and JCT forms of contract. He is an individual who leads by example, showing determination, pride and integrity.

Kevin Hendy - Contracts Manager

Kevin is an energetic, enthusiastic, hardworking, self-driven individual with a wealth of building knowledge and track record of successful project delivery and client relationships.

He has excellent communication skills with a firm belief of leading by example.

He is a good team player who has developed other members of his team such as foreman, site managers and apprentices under his control.

Warren Smith - Contracts Manager

Warren has a positive & professional approach to his work and with over 20 years in the management of construction projects brings a vast knowledge and experience to any scheme.

With his can do approach and management experience in all construction sectors, Warren has the skill set to deliver projects from conception to completion, whether Design & Build or traditional contracts.

Warren is a team player who positively motivates the construction team and actively engages with the wider members of a scheme to drive projects through to successful completion.

Elaine Yates - Buyer

Elaine has recently joined Classic Builders and will be working mainly between the Cornwall office and the Plymouth office.

Richard Harris - Senior Quantity Surveyor

Richard has over 25 years’ experience in the construction industry particularly within the educational facilities environment and on fast tracked refurbishment projects.

Richard holds a strong design & build background which ensures detailed accuracy on the design elements of D&B projects.

His early planning approach and building of strong relationships within the project team facilitate a smooth construction process leading to precise and timely conclusions.

Shane Jeffery - Senior Quantity Surveyor

Shane is an outgoing, enthusiastic, intelligent individual who is dedicated to job perfection and delivering excellent standards of customer service.

Shane work’s well individually or as a team member, carrying out works in a professional and effective manner.

An excellent communicator with proven negotiating skills he works diligently to ensure that the financial and contractual needs of a contract are fully met in line with the required standards and time constraints.

Andrew Lloyd - Senior Quantity Surveyor

Bio coming soon

Mark Arnold - Senior Estimator

Bio coming soon

Kate Mountjoy - Estimator

Kate is an enthusiastic and hardworking individual who has worked in the construction industry since leaving school.

Kate is a great team player, she has excellent communication and organisation skills and works very well in a team and as an individual.

Kate spent time on various building sites assisting site managers and surveyors before deciding on a role in estimating.

One of Kates roles is to complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ) in order to secure our inclusion on tender lists.

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