News & Events

See You Soon

This month we bid farewell to Gary, our drylining estimator, for 5 months who is setting off to travel the Americas with his wife, Laura.

We wish them a fantastic and exciting trip and we look forward hearing all about it and to having Gary back in March!

MJ Stevens Golf Day 2012

The MJ Stevens golf day was once again held at Bovey Castle. A fantastic day of golf lay ahead. All 44 golfers were primed and ready for the 1 o'clock start.

In attendance were house builders from across the South West including Barratt, Bovis, Cavanna, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey. We were also supported by our supplier and partners; BG, Knauf, CCF and Hertings.

The whole event was won by Barratt contracts manager Mark Couch. Other winners through out the day consisted of Mick Hale of Taylor Wimpey, Nick Redman of Persimmon and Stuart Jamieson of CCF, not forgetting MJ Stevens' very own pro Malcolm Hooper.

A great day was had by all and we would like to thank our sponsors for their support.

Assistant Surveyor Required





Please send a covering letter and CV to:

Mike Stevens, MJ Stevens Ltd, Clyst Works, Clyst Road, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0DB

New Site at Dawlish

MJ Stevens have just won the painting and decorating contract for new clients Bovis. The site is nestled in the heart of Dawlish. Dawlish is an area we have been working in for many years with various clients, more recently Barratt Homes. We are currently working with Bovis at Cranbrook.

We look forward to starting on site in the near future.

MJ Stevens Help Barratt to NHBC Award

MJ Stevens helped Brunel View Site Manager, Steve Damerell achieve a prestigious NHBC award. Both Matt and Alan our drylining and painting supervion in the area, showed how working as a team and using our one-stop shop package really does pay off.

We must also thank our on site team of dryliners and paintiers who came together to acheive this.

We would like to congratualte Steve on his great sucess at Brunel View, Plymouth.

Property Ball 2012

MJ Stevens sponsored the Exeter Property Ball. This year's event was attended by over 450 guests from all over Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

We co-sponsored the event with Charles Church who are making big waves in the local area with sites in Exeter, Sidmouth, Taunton and soon to be at Cranbrook. The evening comprised of singers, magiciains, marching bands and dodgems. The event was held for a charitable cause, raising over £25,000.00.

A great evening was enjoyed by all.


Top Guns !

On Friday we welcomed Paul Flyod of ITW and John Boulton of Hertings to present our apprentices with brand new Paslode Guns.

The presentation took place at our head office with Ben Steven and Joshua Hughes representing our apprentices. These gifts will be of huge benefit to all of them and both showed great appreciation of behalf of the apprentices. It will give them a massive stepping stone in to the world of construction allowing them to grow their portfolio of work. Also at the presentation were Mike Stevens and Louis Greenaway.

We would like to give a big Thank You to both Paul and John for the kind donations!



 (L-R: Paul Floyd - ITW, Ben - Apprentice, Mike Stevens - Managing Director, Josh - Apprentice,

John Boulton - Hertings) 


New Supervisor for Somerset


We would like to welcome a new member to our ever growing supervision team; Paul Smith. Paul has taken on the role of Somerset Painting supervisor. Paul will undertake the day-to-day running of the sites in the area.


Paul comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the painting industry having run his own business, department and labour force before.


The move comes as we have had a large management re-shuffle; now incorporating Regional Contracts Managers to enhance the existing site supervision.



Ceramic Tiling Continues to Grow


We have just won our first ceramic tiling contract in a new area. This will be in Melksham, Wiltshire for Persimmon Homes – Wessex. Expanding in to a new area is what MJ Stevens have been planning for the passed 12 months. Headed up by Brian Hannaford, Tiling Contracts Manager (Pictured) we feel this is the natural progression for the business to make. We hope this will be the first of many working in and around the Wiltshire area.


(L-R Business Development Manager, Louis & Painting and Tiling Manager, Brian)

Cranbrook is GO !

Today MJ Stevens will be starting at Devon’s largest development. The East Devon economy now has a boost that work will start on the new town Cranbrook new town with 2900 homes to be built initially and would create hundreds of jobs including Sky Park site development predicted to create 7000 jobs.

We will be working with all three main contractors, Bovis, Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey across various disciplines. It was key that we were involved in such an exciting and fresh development in the area, with one of the largest labour pools in the area it was an ideal site for us to be working on. Forty per cent of the 2900 homes would be affordable with 16 per cent of its energy will come from renewable sources.

This is yet another development that secures a strong future and the longevity of the MJ Stevens Group.