Our Story

Who We Are

About Us Today

We’ve Been Doing This for a Long Time!  Today, John F Hunt comprises a multi-dimensional group of 18 companies and divisions focused on the construction industry, either through our specialist engineering services or our plant hire businesses. The whole Group works on the same principles. We are committed to delivering professional services, on time and to budget, building strong relationships with clients, minimising our potential work impacts on the environment and trying to create cleaner, sustainable energy solutions on our journey to zero carbon. 

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Our Story

Over the Years

1930

The name John F Hunt was first established in the 1930’s by John Hall’s Great Grandfather, for his blacksmiths business in Diss Street, Hackney. As fabricators and engineers, the company grew successfully until the early 1980’s when recession took its toll.

1982

John F Hunt Demolition

Formed by John Hall, focusing on Demolition & Industrial Dismantling.  Since the late 1980’s the company’s rapid growth led it to become one of the leading demolition contractors in the UK today.

1986

John F Hunt Plant Hire

Supplying heavy machinery and equipment to the construction industry and provide major support to the Demolition company.

1992

Mardyke Valley Golf Club

An impressive 6,201 yard, 18 hole parkland golf course created with some of the most challenging holes in Essex, which continues to test players at every level, all year round…a slight diversification from the construction industry!

1994

John F Hunt Hire Centres

Providing a service to the building industry and to support the Demolition company, supplying a vast range of medium plant & tools, from three well stocked depots located in Essex and London.

John F Hunt Hammer Division

Focuses on the hire, sale, service, and repair of excavator mounted hydraulic breakers, demolition work tools and attachments and are a leading UK dealer for Rammer products.

1998

John F Hunt Power

Serving the Construction, Event and Utilities market. It offers nationwide coverage for the hire, sale and installation of silent power generators, LED Lighting Towers and distribution equipment, with fuel management and GreenD+ HVO fuel options.

2000

Putney and Wood Stonemasons

An alliance with John F Hunt Demolition was formed. The partnering led to many Portland Stone salvage projects prior to demolition and subsequent reinstatement on new builds in Central London.

2001

John F Hunt Concrete Cutting Division
Supplying an environmentally sensitive alternative to traditional demolition techniques in the form of concrete cutting, diamond drilling and sawing, to both the construction industry and John F Hunt projects.

2002

Thameside Lifting

Offering a fully inclusive service for all traditional and complex lifting equipment, from design and supply, to repair, servicing and testing of all forms of lifting and material handling for customers and John F Hunt projects.

2003

John F Hunt Environmental Division

Responsible for both licensable and non-licensable asbestos removal and disposal throughout the UK, for which John F Hunt Limited holds the 3 year license issued by the H.S.E.

2011

John F Hunt Remediation

Addressing the decontamination of land and water returning contaminated brownfield and industrial usage sites back into profitable assets.

2012

Ace Consultants

Providing services covering all aspects of Health and Safety in the work place, with UKAS accredited laboratories for the analysis and testing of asbestos fibres.

2015

Civil Engineering

Activities expanded to include specialist civil engineering, taking complex projects from enabling, through to the completion of basements and super structures.

2017

Techvertu

A full-service technological company to support the group’s day to day communication and IT requirements, managing over 600 users nationwide. Its external client portfolio ranges from the construction sector to retail, education and hospitality.

BD Nuclear

Carrying out decommissioning at Nuclear sites across the UK via bespoke, robotic size reduction and shaving techniques.

John F Hunt Industrial Division

Offering specialist advice on the decommissioning and dismantling of manufacturing facilities, mills, pharmaceutical refineries, power, Petro-chemical and process plants.

John F Hunt Limited

John F Hunt Demolition changed its name to John F Hunt Limited incorporating three major divisions, Demolition, Asbestos Removal and Concrete Cutting.

2018

Structural Engineering

The creation of custom-made formwork for specific, technical and logistical needs of complex construction and offer the most efficient and cost-effective value engineered solutions.

Thameside Supplies

Distributors of site supplies, PPE and corporate workwear, both plain and branded to all sectors of Industry.

2019

John F Hunt Water Tech

Focusing on water pollution control issues, engineers and chemists providing specialist advice and support to construction and industrial clients.

John F Hunt Regeneration

With the support of its in-house Remediation, Industrial and Water Technologies Divisions, John F Hunt Regeneration Ltd turn brownfield and contaminated sites into profitable assets.

2021

Pumping Solutions

Providing specialist pumping solutions across the Industrial, Construction, Utilities, Marine and Environmental sectors, offering hire, sales and repairs services.

Our Leadership

Founder and Chairman, John Hall, has developed and grown the John F Hunt Group, since its inception in 1982. Under his governance, he has built an exceptional team of Board Directors and key personnel, ensuring the right people, with the right qualifications and experience are in the right jobs, guaranteeing peak operational performance and therefore safeguarding the Group’s financial stability.

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We Are Hiring!

 

Our Commitments

“a willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in”…

John F Hunt has had the privilege of working with some of the foremost construction companies in the UK and is proud that such a high percentage of its work is repeat business, achieved through their confidence in us.

We try to be the very best that we can be, to listen to our clients, customers, suppliers and employees, understanding their needs, creating strong relationships built on trust, treating everyone fairly and with respect.

We are focused on sustainable solutions, considerate and protective to the environment, determined to hit our carbon zero target and uncompromising in maintaining the highest of safety standards.

Accreditations and Awards

John F Hunt Group have been rewarded over the years for their exceptional standards of performance, safety, environmental management and innovation. We are proud of our outstanding reputation which has been recognised through external awards, certifications and accreditations from clients and associations over the past 40 years.

To demonstrate the Group’s commitment to maintaining these high levels of performance and quality, we are accredited to many professional bodies. Here are just a few…

Charity Support

The John F Hunt Group is proud to support the following charities.

 

Our Locations

Bristol

Bradley Road
Portbury
Bristol
BS20 7NZ

Canterbury

Canterbury Innovation Centre
University Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7FG

Scotland

Nasmyth Square
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 5GG

Grays

London Road
Grays
Essex
RM20 4DB

Halesowen

Fairfield Road
Halesowen
West Midlands
B62 9JL

Truro

Wheal Jane
Baldhu
Truro
Cornwall
TR3 6EE

Market Harborough

Wellington Way
Airfield Business Park
Leicester Road
Market Harborough
LE16 7WB

Tyne & Wear

Portobello Trading Estate
Shadon Way
Birtley
Chester-Le-Street
DH3 2RN

Get in Touch

John F Hunt Group - London Road, Grays, Essex, RM20 4DB
Tel: +44 (0)1375 366 700
Email: John F Hunt Info

 

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