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Company History

How it all began ….

After leaving school and attending agricultural college Richard worked within the agricultural services for a few years gaining experience and realising his passion for machinery. Where most of us at the tender age of 21 take out a personal loan to buy a car, Richard Hall decided instead to purchase his first digger.  It was then in 1996 that Richard Hall Groundworks was formed.

Over the next few years as Richard built up strong working relationships and worked on larger agricultural groundwork contracts, his entrepreneurial flair began to shine and he recognised affiliating opportunities.  In 2003 Richard purchased his first lorry and Richard Hall Ltd was born.

It was from this point that Richard’s business started to evolve as his one digger grew to become a small fleet and with his new lorry he entered the world of haulage services.  Richard’s thirst for innovative ways of mechanised working lead him down the path of land and tree clearance.  He saw the opportunity to offer machine assisted clearance. Not only promising to considerably reduce the time spent on site he could leave an immaculately machine raked clear site, ready for the ground workers to start.   This proved a hit with the house building clients where build schedules and deadlines are critical.

Where Richard Hall Ltd are today ….

With a fully supported office and manned yard Richard Hall Ltd has continued to evolve.  The groundworks side of the business supports its farming estate clients constructing hard standings and drainage provisions for the erection of barn buildings, restoring and constructing farm track ways, constructing menages and sports pitches.

The tree and site clearance business now offers the full clearance and arboricultural package to our commercial customers.  Jon Challinor our fully qualified Arborist and the “fountain of all knowledge” as he is fondly referred to, has been working in the arboricultural arena for over 10 years and is on hand to assist in all site projects.  He is sensitive to the needs associated with pre-planning works and from full site clearance, mulching and chipping to crown lifting, dead tree removal, hedge trimming and stump grinding there is nothing that the team can’t do.  As a complementary service Jon can now offer the provision and installation of tree protection fencing.  Coupled with Richard’s appetite for new machinery and implements these tree processes are continually improved and revolutionised.

With a hook lift lorry and low loader and artic lorry with walking floor trailer and a waste carriers licence, Richard Hall Ltd are fully self sufficient in transporting machinery, delivering materials and removing green waste and wood from site.

With the ever growing specialised fleet of machinery, Richard Hall Ltd can also offer hire of plant with fully qualified operators.

Please contact the office to discuss any requirements you may have. 

For more information please call us on 01189 834 342