Pearce Barnstaple

About Us

The company operates from its offices based in Barnstaple, North Devon and has three divisions, namely Contracting, Pearce Property Services and Pearce Homes.
The principal area of operation is Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset and represents destinations within two hours travelling distance from Barnstaple.

Our Mission Statement:

"Pearce Construction strives to be the leading construction and residential developer in its operating area, providing high quality workmanship and buildings, aiding the local economy and caring for the environment whilst remaining competitive and profitable."

Recent and Current Customers Include:

Whg_logo Westward Housing
Ocean Ocean Housing Ltd
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Ndh_logo North Devon Homes Ltd
National_trust_logo The National Trust
Dcha-logo Devon and Cornwall Housing
Dcc_logo Devon County Council
Bernardos Barnardos
Tarka_logo Tarka Housing Ltd
Englishheritage English Heritage
Dt-weblogo The Dogs Trust
Calvert_trust_logo The Calvert Trust
Cc_logo Cornwall Council
Actavis (UK) Ltd
Atlantic Village
Barnstaple Town Council
Clovelly Estate Company Ltd
Guiness Care & Support Ltd
Ilfracombe Town Council
Launceston Town Council
Norbord Ltd
North Devon Hospice
Taw Garages Ltd
The Brend Group
The Bridge Trust
The Diocese of Exeter
West Buckland School
Westco Properties Ltd
David Parsons

Managing Director

David joined the company in 1982 as a Production Controller and was promoted to Contracts Manager in 1984. He joined the Board of Pearce Construction (Barnstaple) Ltd in 1991 and became Managing Director in 2000.

Richard Bevan

Director - Major Contracts

Richard joined the company in 1983 as a Production Controller and was promoted to Contracts Manager in 1987. He took over the Major Contracts Division in 2000.

David Lake

Director - Property Services

David joined the company in 1969 as an Apprentice Carpenter. He became a Site Manager in 1977, joined the office staff in 1983 as a Production Controller and was promoted to Contracts Manager in 1989. David took over the running of Pearce Property Services in 1996.

Paul Knox

Director - Homes

Paul joined the company in 1984 as a Buyer and moved into Estimating in 1989. He became Senior Buyer in 1991, progressed to Quantity Surveyor in 1995 and to Managing Surveyor in 1999. Paul was promoted to Housing Manager in 2000 and Housing Director in 2004.

Richard Jeffs

Director - Finance

Richard joined the company in 1989 as a Management Accounts Trainee and became Company Accountant in 1996. He took over control of the Finance Department in 2002.

Company History

The Company was formed in 1946 as R Harris and Son. In 1981 it was acquired by C H Pearce and Sons Ltd of Bristol changing its name in 1987 to the current name of Pearce Construction (Barnstaple) Ltd.

In 2003 the Company was taken back into private ownership when it was purchased from the Pearce Group by the current management team.

In 2008 the Company re-located to new purpose designed and built premises on the outskirts of Barnstaple.


Health and Safety

We promote a health and safety culture throughout all that we do with the emphasis on risk assessment and safe systems of work carried out by suitably trained and competent personnel.

All our Site Managers have attended the CITB five day Site Managers Safety Training Scheme and the Company carries a platinum standard certificate of commitment under the construction skills certification scheme.

We have OHSAS 18001 certification, our Safety Director holds a NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health and is a Director of The Building Safety Group Ltd.



Quality is embedded in all our procedures and we are holders of the internationally recognised ISO9001 certification.



The Company has in excess of 100 employees. The majority of these being tradesmen and site management based on sites across our area of operation with 25 staff at our offices in Barnstaple.

In addition to this we have an approved supply chain of subcontractors and suppliers together with our own joinery works manufacturing bespoke joinery products.



As well as the extensive safety training carried out we also recruit up to six apprentices every year. Furthermore we support management training up to NVQ level 5.

Our rolling training programme ensures that our personnel are competent, have the necessary skill sets and are fully conversant with current legislation and new initiatives.

We have representation on the National Executive Board of The National Federation of Builders and on the Advisory Committee at North Devon College.


The Environment

With an ever growing commitment needed from the business sector to environmental issues we are delighted to have achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2011.

Registered Office : Pearce Construction (Barnstaple) Limited, Pearce House, Brannam Crescent, Roundswell Business Park, Barnstaple, EX31 3TD

Tel:(01271) 345261 | Fax:(01271) 852134 | Email: