Crownwood Developments Limited + Registered in England 3913555 + Vat: 733 7357 23
We believe that teamwork lies at the heart of any successful Company, and indeed any successful project. The team at Crownwood has been built over many years, and now seems very settled. All directly employed & committed to delivering high quality work in a courteous & efficient way.
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I am a Chartered Building Surveyor with over 30 years experience in the local Extension & Home Improvement market. My father trained as as an Architect & from an early age I drew my own house designs, and built them in Lego! After graduating from Reading University with an honours degree I worked in Surveying practices for several years before venturing out on my own.
I support Reading FC, and enjoy Photography, Guitars & Golf!
My favourite place on earth is Anna Maria Islands, Florida. I enjoy a good curry!
I built this web site from scratch
The Project Management,Design & Administration Team
Is that a Meerkat, or a funny ear!?
Kim started out with plans to be a Chef. Worked in Drainage/CCTV for many years then joined Crownwood.
Highly practical & a great problem solver.
Loves Cooking, Football (Liverpool), Photography & Golf. Favourite Film:
It's a wonderful life (James Stewart)
Favourite places: Yorkshire (the place not the pudding.
Favourite song: Sitting on the dock of the bay (Otis Redding)
Favourite meal: Toad in the hole with Mash & Gravy. A good curry.
Laura joined Crownwood in 2011 having spent time previously looking for her niche. She has had a wide variety of experiences, including working as a Veterinary Nurse, Childcare, and as a trainee Kitchen Designer for another Surrey based company.
Since joining Crownwood she has trained in CAD design, and most recently achieved Accountancy qualifications & now runs or computer based Sage Accounting system. Does everything 100% full on! Loves cooking, physical activity including Netball & much more!
(Photo following a charity event!)
Gareth loves working with wood & food! He joined Crownwood in 2004 having left an Art course at College. He enjoyed creativity, but the structure of academia less so! Trained in Carpentry he has established himself as our go to guy for Kitchen installation.
He enjoys working with with wood in his spare time creating amazing furniture & other pieces. He is one half of the “Paice Brewing Co” producing quality beers. He is also a passionate & accomplished cook. He enjoys fishing & music too.
14 Years on the Crownwood team.
Carpenters & Electricians (and much more)
Chris (Louie) -
Chris joined Crownwood in 2015 as an Electrician, having retrained. Left school and joined the army, and finished up in the Royal Military Police. Saw action in Iraq & Afghanistan. After a spell of security work in the Middle East he gravitated towards the construction industry. Another “Gooner” (Arsenal fan to the uninitiated). Loves active sports including squash, running & generally keeping fit. A very keen fisherman too. A really nice guy to have on the team.
Chris P -
Chris joined Crownwood having dabbled with College, and like his brother, decided it was not for him! Too much of a free spirit!
Started as an apprentice Carpenter & completed that training, and worked as such for a while. But he fancied something different. Retrained as an Electrican, and has clearly found his thing!
The other half of the “Paice Brewing Co.” Loves sport, and all things American, including Alyssa his new wife from New England.
Matt H -
Bio to follow
Football & fitness are Dan’s passion, although he says he really enjoys working too! He is certainly a reliable, keen & hard working member of the team with an easy going disposition.
His teams are Manchester United & Ash United, one of which he actually plays for ….
He likes to eat healthy too. Chicken, pasta & a “sprinkling of Veg”apparently does it for him.
Enjoys cycling, and used to cycle all the way in from Ash in the summer months. No mean feet!
Groundworks, Brickwork, Alterations & Externals
Jess the Cocker
Trained as a Gundog & as a Drug & Bomb disposal operative …. In her dreams!
Interests: Sleeping, Tail wagging. Long walks, Sniffing things
Favourite Film: 101 Dalmatians, Lady and The Tramp!!!
Favourite places: Under Laura's desk. Horsell Common, Half way up the stairs on the half landing (at home) Makes her feel "above" everyone else.
Favourite song: "Who let the dogs out!" "Get by with a little help from my friends" (Joe Cocker (no relation))
Favourite meal: Lamb & Vegetable mix, a good chew, and a cup of tea.
Henry Hoover -
Been with Crownwood quite a while now, as you can see. Originally trained as an all round carpet cleaner & wet specialist. Now our top dust extraction & collection operative. Loves a bit of good clean fun. Bit of a sucker for a dirty carpet.
Gone with the wind. Dirty Dancing. Dirty Harry............ you get the picture.
Any dusty spot. Never happier than when he is up to his eyes in muck.
Bob the Builder. Anything by Dusty Springfield.
Lola the Cocker
The latest addition to the Crownwood Staff
Favourite places: Under Laura's desk sleeping. Under Gary’s desk chewing his sho laces. Looking out the front window warding off any other pretenders to her crown.
Favourite song: "Lola" by The Kinks
And finally …………………………