Building and construction firm, RPD Builders, is celebrating after hitting the £1m turnover mark and tripling its workforce.
During the recession, construction suffered and the Billingham firm, which specialises in domestic and commercial building and construction projects, operated with only two members of staff as work stagnated.
However, the company has bounced back and now employs six permanent members of staff, with regular subcontractors and has hit the milestone turnover.
Established in 2002 by Peter Davison, an experienced builder and site manager, RPD Builders’ expertise ranges from domestic house modifications, such as extensions and conversions, to commercial projects of almost any scope or size.
Managing director Peter Davison said: “When the recession hit, times were tough in the construction sector generally and we definitely took a hit.
“It’s taken a lot of determination and dedication to get things moving in the right direction again, but we have turned it around and our outlook is very positive, culminating in job creation and hitting £1m turnover.
“With falling inflation and an economy that is now growing, many home-owners have more in terms of disposable income and people are investing in their homes in a way we haven’t seen for several years.
“This is encouraging for job creation and it would be fantastic if I could help open doors for more young people looking to enter the industry, having come a long way from learning my trade as an apprentice in bricklaying.
“As a company, we have our sights set on completing more public sector contracts and we’re looking forward to reaching more milestones.”