Small is Beautiful (in Contracting).

I am second generation at Trace, with the company being established by my parents George and Julia, back in 1974.  There are now five Hockey's working in the firm, but the family attitude extends to each and every employee.  The majority of our work is repeat business, I think mostly because we are passionately technical (design is just so important) and put a lot of time and effort into that side of the work which pays dividends, but also I think, because we understand the value of serving clients best interests. 

I imagine this sounds like stating the absolute obvious but you might be suprised at some of the examples we see where firms just don't get this.

There is more to it of course, but in my own opinion, this is part of what it means to be a small family owned and run business.  You don't get a corporate face when you speak to us, depending on what sort of work it is, you'll probably always get the same person, we all sit together anyway and I can't imagine being part of a larger corporate wheel in this line of work.

In any case, and to get to the point I just want to highlight another example of this by linking Annabelle & Dean Webster at South East Timber & Damp.  These guys are super passionate about their work and it shows in their outlook, which I think is not that far from our own.

James.  Trace.

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