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About us

Get to know our company

A Family run company for over 33 years

At Ray Hannaford & Son we never like blowing our own trumpet, it’s not what we’re about.

What we will say is that we’re a well-established, Plymouth based, family run building firm but we’re confident enough to add ‘we’re very good at what we do’.

Our team of professional builders and carpenters are skilled, reliable, and trustworthy and we understand that it’s our job to work with you to deliver exactly what you want for your extension, renovation or new build. We will always take the time to sit with our clients to discuss the job properly, taking time to understand expectations, budgets and timings and to answers any of the questions that you might have in advance.

At Ray Hannaford & Son our reputation is important to us and it’s why we still have the ‘Hannaford’ name above the door. We’re proud of the work we do here in the South West, the reputation we have and the name that we work under and it’s why you’ll often hear us say … ‘Ray Hannaford & Son. Remember our name, building is our game.’

Ray Hannaford spent fifty years in the building industry, working across the whole of the South West as a builder and carpenter. In 1982 he set up his own construction firm and three years later his son Mark joined the company and at that point it became a genuine family business.

Today, Mark runs the business with fellow family members Stuart and Ryan and more than ever the Ray Hannaford & Son name has an impeccable reputation across Plymouth, Devon and the rest of the region.

Our Team


Mark Hannaford


Mark Hannaford is the son of Ray Hannaford, who originally started the business in 1981. Mark joined the business in 1985 and has been a part of it ever since, and has become a Partner alongside Stuart. In his spare time Mark enjoys spending time at his caravan with his wife, walking his two dogs and supporting his favourite football team, Liverpool.


Stuart Furze


Stuart Furze joined the business in 2018 and has been a great asset ever since, and became a Partner alongside Mark. Stuart also enjoys spending time with his wife, walking their two dogs, riding his motorbike on the weekends and supporting his favourite team, Manchester United.


Ryan Gaulder


Ryan Gaulder has been a vital part of the business since he joined in 2012. He began as an Apprentice, and has now been with the company for nearly ten years. Ryan enjoys walking his dog with his girlfriend, going out on his motorbike and tinkering with his car.


Dylan Marshall

Bricklayer Apprentice

Dylan Marshall in the most recent addition, having joined as an apprentice in 2020. Dylan is also a Manchester United supporter, enjoys going to the pub and socialising.

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