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.

“The support throughout was excellent”

We were recommended to use Chris Hodgson Engineering and it proved to be very good advice. From the beginning, they were approachable and it was easy to discuss our ideas.

The support throughout was excellent, proving to be on schedule and importantly on budget. We were pleased by this on-going commitment, which was aptly illustrated in the attention given to every little detail.

We would use Chris Hodgson Engineering again and happily recommend them.

Jacquie & Kevin Daniel
Trebursye Business Park

November 2019

“I was completely satisfied”

I wanted to formulate my ideas for a bespoke fitness studio in 2016/2017. One of the major questions was, who would do the design and build?

Quality was uppermost in my mind and on the basis of this, I received a recommendation to use Chris Hodgson Engineering.

We both proceeded, the gym was built and I was completely satisfied, so much so, that when I decided to build an additional fitness and performance facility in 2019 with state of the art swimming pool, I utilised the skills of Chris Hodgson Engineering for a second time. Contracts Manager, Phil Conibear, provided the solution for accessing the mezzanine without stealing valuable space required by a staircase, with the design of a spiral staircase and this illustrated the overall commitment to my project.

I was very happy for a second time, with the quality and finished product.

Matt Luxton
Matt Luxton Health and Fitness

“I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else”

Ever since my first contact with Chris Hodgson Engineering the service has been first class. From my first meeting on site with contracts manager Phil Conibear, who explained everything in great detail in a very calm and professional manner, making me very comfortable with the whole procedure, to the site team who turned up on time and were extremely pleasant to work with.

They took all the major worries away that I have experienced with previous projects, from the ground works up.

The standard of workmanship was first class with no unexpected hidden costs and very fair stage payment as the project evolved.

I am absolutely delighted with the finished result and cannot thank Chris Hodgson and his team enough.

On my next project I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else.

Antony Ellis
ARE Investments

Seckington Dairy

The Goaman family has been installing steel frame buildings of the highest quality from Chris Hodgson Engineering for over 20 years. They provide a building that is installed involving no third parties, which is a huge advantage and selling point. There are no hidden extras and compromises, coupled with total transparency from start to finish.

Over the years we have had many visitors at the dairy from all over the world, who are immediately impressed by the quality of the building from the detail of the guttering to the overall finish. The layout and design has created an excellent working environment for very happy cows and staff, to meet the growing demands of a very challenging industry.

We trust Chris Hodgson Engineering and will have no hesitation in using their services in the future.

Simon Goaman
Seckington Dairy

*The rotary milking parlour was built and installed by Michael Cowell Construction

“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.