Winter outside our premises!
Robert Gordon Berry
Robert Arthur Berry with Maureen
Established in 1935, Robert Berry and Son Ltd still plays an integral part in the shaping of the Holme Valley and surrounding areas and remains a family run business, with the third generation of builders now driving the company forward.
Still operating from the same premises on Dunford Road and with a team of skilled builders, joiners, project managers and site supervisors the company has a fleet of 10 vehicles and undertakes all areas of work. Projects include smaller domestic projects, such as renovations, extensions and conversions, to complete new house builds, smaller new housing developments and larger scale commercial projects.
Training and development is of great importance to the company, as it always has been and we believe in investing in our team. This allows us to provide a complete service to our clients.
Whatever project you have in mind, we are confident we have the skills and the experience to deliver your project.
A bit about our history…
Robert A. Berry was the founder of the company in 1931. Originally run from Fold End, Underbank it was in 1935 that the Berry family moved to Dunford Road, which to this day remains the premises of the business.
Maureen the eldest child of Robert Arthur Berry recalls:
“My sister and I were both given a secretarial/bookkeeping education so we could help. My brother, Gordon on leaving school, took his apprenticeship in the business and so worked alongside Dad.
The world of the building industry has undergone great changes during my working life, but we were still building individually designed houses for customers, which to this day is a niche market.
The years have seen many changes and I am proud to be a member of a family, which has been part of the community in the Holme Valley since the late 1800’s. I am sure my father would be proud to see what R.A. Berry & Son Limited has developed into with the third generation now working to see the Company into the 21st Century”.
Just some of the properties built from 1938 – 1978
1938 – Semi-detached houses at Cinderhills
Shortly after end of war a number of the council houses on Oakes Lane, Brockholes
1935 – Extension to Town Head Sunday School
1951 – A row of Cottages known as Watermen’s Cottages, Digley,
1950’s – Built new Fire Station at Skelmanthorpe and extension to Holmfirth Fire Station.
1978 – Extension to Upperthong School
Cliffe Recreation ground, Holmfirth, formation of BMX track 1984 JCB driver, Mr Tony Marsh, of R A Berry & Son
Retirement of Mr Fred Horsfall – Worked at R A Berry & Son 30 years
Holmfirth churchyard 1970