Some Lovely Words from our Clients

We have completed many bespoke commercial, industrial and agricultural projects since we opened in 1978. Below is a few testimonials for clients that have worked with since our beginnings, and in recent years.

“Customer & Client together for 38 years!”


I acquired the Manor House Hotel back in 1978 with a plan for it to be something different – a Sport and Craft Hotel. The search started for an inexpensive local builder who could build to a strict timescale. Speed of build with flexibility of size, controllable costs and buildings that would stand the test of time, were paramount.

Finding a local builder who could meet these requirements proved increasingly difficult until I received a recommendation to get in touch with Chris Hodgson Engineering.

In 1981 Chris Hodgson Engineering was responsible for our first building – an extension to the Coach House. The following 36 years have seen fantastic growth over our two hotels – 3 Badminton Halls,(each with 4 courts), 7 Indoor Tennis Halls, 3 Indoor Bowls Halls, shooting ranges, 3 Hydro Spas, 3 large indoor swimming pools and much more – every item in conjunction with Chris Hodgson Engineering.

They are 100% reliable and I have never in 38+ years had a problem, nor has the Hotel Complex ever closed due to building works, which is a testament to their build management.

Simon Essex
The Manor House Hotel & The Ashbury Hotel

“I recommend them very highly”


My association with Chris Hodgson Engineering has spanned 10 years, starting by way of recommendation from local farmers.

Over this period I have been delighted with all our phases of development and can’t speak highly enough about Contracts Manager Phil Conibear. Phil thinks practically and what will be cost effective for the client.

Chris Hodgson Engineering’s quality of workmanship is first rate, this applies to the whole package from start to finish and I recommend them very highly, they are honest and trustworthy and they relish working in the agricultural environment.

David Simmons
Managing Director, Riviera Produce

“No Subcontracted Labour”


Following an online visit and an email I spoke with contracts manager Phil, we met and I saw some examples of projects that Chris Hodgson Engineering Ltd had undertaken. Phil knew exactly what he was talking about, understood the concept and gave me confidence that he could do the work and do it well.

The benefit of using Chris Hodgson Engineering Ltd was they provided the finished product without using subcontracted labour, which resulted in an improved service, better building control and 20 top quality commercial units.

I am completely happy with the finished works and recommend Chris Hodgson Engineering Ltd.

Peter Rogers
Rogers & Patey Ltd, Kingsbridge

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“I want a complete service…”


When I first starting building industrial units, price originally was a priority and I would shop around.

However, I also needed a reliable company who would deliver exactly what I wanted and on time. I needed to be dealing with someone who talked the same language and had the backing of the right team.

I use Chris Hodgson Engineering Ltd because I want a complete service. Their prices are realistic and nothing is ever too much of a problem.

If anything arises I ring the contracts manager Phil and he sorts it immediately. At the outset, and at each stage during the installation, he will advise on matters such as electric or water etc.

The quality is excellent and I can’t speak highly enough of Chris Hodgson Engineering Ltd.

Andy Green
AGC Mobile Vehicle Air Conditioning Services, Chudleigh



We have a portfolio of commercial, industrial and agricultural steel framed buildings we have designed, manufactured and erected for the current market. No matter how creative you want your build we have a wealth of knowledge and our project team will come up with a solution tailored to meet your needs.