Employee Ownership

At the heart of the success of Carpenter Oak is our team; the people that create the amazing designs and craft stunning frames.

Our commitment to our clients is driven by expert project managers, skilled carpenters and experienced designers (to name but a few). They maintain the values of the business as Carpenter Oak changes and evolves.

Our collaborative and creative ethos took a significant step forward in 2017, when Carpenter Oak started the journey to becoming employee-owned. For a company that consciously steers away from a faceless corporate approach, this is an important commitment to remaining ‘hands-on’ in all aspects of our business.

We believe that employee-ownership is better business – for us and our clients. Loyalty to our values and our techniques provides a solid foundation for all of our employees. From this firm basis, our staff can each add to and benefit from the 30 years of invaluable experience within the company. For our clients it means stability, ensuring that the specialist skills needed to deliver their project will always be on hand through Carpenter Oak.

It is a good thing to have more engaged staff.

They are happier, more creative. This means we keep producing the exceptional designs and the uniquely crafted buildings that our clients love.  We think that a company in ‘the hands of the many’ is particularly important within an ever changing building industry. Our unfaltering honesty and integrity are crucial to the success of each project.

The process of evolving a company through employee-ownership brings forward new ways of discussing and deciding on the future of our work, and supports innovation in developing our products and services. It means that we strengthen what we offer as our team expands and our tool box grows.

We are not the only company that believes in trusting its employees to look after the future of the business. We travel in the company of John Lewis Partnership, Childbase Partnership and Riverford Organics and our partners at The National Self Build and Renovation Centre, to name but a few. All uphold the highest standards in their industry, supported by the efforts of the team behind the name.

Our company has come a long way from our early years with four directors and a small team of carpenters. We knew then the potential to lead and change the face of building with timber. Thirty years later, that passion continues to grow, as does the creative family that is Carpenter Oak.

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