Quaystone is a local, family contractor based in Southampton, run by founder, Daniel James with a select team of senior managers, skilled supervisors and direct tradesmen.
Daniel James – Director
Daniel started work in the construction industry in 1997. He began his career as a general builder for his father’s company before joining a main contractor and progressing into site management and quantity surveying. He has worked as a special works manager, delivering projects between £50k and £1.5m, a quantity surveyor and a senior QS on capital projects; both for regional main contractors.
Having worked for major contractors for over 15 years, Daniel James started Quaystone early in 2016, bringing a main contractor level of professionalism, safety and quality with the personal service of a smaller organisation. During this time the company has carried out over £1.5m of new build, refurbishment and fit-out works and continues to grow.
Greg Diment MCIOB – Operations Manager
In April 2018, Greg joined Quaystone to support its continued growth through managing projects and improving capabilities.
Greg comes from a trade background followed by over 25 years of extensive management experience with major contractors both in the UK and Australia and has worked with the team in recent years.
As well as helping the business to develop and grow, Greg brings the following skills through the preconstruction, construction and completion stages of a project:-
- Project planning
- Quality systems
- HS&E management
- Design coordination
- Client reports
Graham Knowlton – Small Works Manager
Graham joined the team in April 2018 to manage refurbishment projects up to £150k in the education, retail, commercial and residential sector.
With a trade background and many years’ experience managing small works for local and national contractors, he conducts client visits and provides advice on works required to achieve the clients’ objectives or overcome problems such as access and working around occupants. Graham then maintains continuous involvement through pricing and managing the works; ordering materials and plant and managing our direct tradesmen to ensure a safe, high quality project.
Site Supervisors and Direct Tradesmen
All projects are delivered by a select core of regular tradsmen, supplemented by a wider pool of specialists as projects and work levels require. All supervisors, tradesmen and operatives have a proven track record of working with the Quaystone team over the years and are trusted to carry out complex projects, often in occupied premises; providing the highest levels of consideration to customers and end users.
Highly skilled supervisors with full safety qualifications, run individual projects with support from the head office team including:-
- Safety management, audits and bespoke procedures
- Quality checking
- Materials procurement
- Plant management