Founded in 1995 by John and Anne-Marie Horne and with one other employee, the JR Group began as a scaffolding company supplying to public sector and commercial clients, providing aluminium access towers for light duty works and general maintenance before moving onto larger and more complex projects. Gaining specialist accreditation, the company works within asbestos affected areas which lead to major contracts working in food factories, schools, hospitals and distilleries.
Since then the division has grown to become one of Scotland’s largest providers of specialist scaffolding services, creating innovative design structures to support some of Scotland’s iconic buildings including the University of Glasgow, The Hunterian Museum and Dounreay Nuclear Power Plant, as well as smaller scale needs for affordable and private housing clients.
In 2006 the demand for the company’s skilled labour force on a particularly complex job led to a diversification into roofing repairs, subsequently joinery work, and JR Specialist Services was formed. This division provides an extensive range of niche services including kit erection, roofing, roughcasting, window and door installation, stonework repairs and gas installation as well as general maintenance and repairs.
In 2016 with the appointment of Gary McGregor our Principal contracting division JR Construction (Scotland) Ltd was formed with a five year business plan to become one of Scotland’s leading contractors, delivering blue chip, bespoke projects across all sectors of construction.
The JR Group has now grown from three to over 150 strong, operating in three distinct areas, scaffolding, construction and specialist building services providing services to many of the UK’s leading housebuilders, registered social landlords and private developers, as well as delivering retail, commercial and leisure construction projects.