Ken Biggs Contractors Limited was originally founded in 1928 by a Mr Arthur Evans. The company was at that time trading as a small construction business and undertakers based in the country village of High Littleton under the name of Evans High Littleton Limited.
In 1942 upon leaving school at the age of 14, a young Ken Biggs commenced work as a trainee carpenter where one of his first jobs was helping to board up the bomb damaged windows of many properties in Bath following World War II.
In the years which followed Ken became more involved in the day to day running of the company and with it the responsibility until in the late 1950’s when Mr Evans retired he achieved his ambition of becoming the new owner of a company which by now had established a solid reputation as a competent local construction company.
There followed a period of great change and with the need for new housing the company was building over 300 houses a year as well as undertaking the restoration works of many properties in and around the Bath area.
In the 1960’s an old Methodist Chapel and row of cottages were converted into what is now the head offices and it was in 1967 that the company name was then changed to Ken Biggs Contractors Limited.
The mining slag heaps near what was once the old local colliery were also purchased on the outskirts of the village at this time. The stock piled material from the mines was transported and used as fill on local sites and following extensive construction in the early 1970’s the Greyfield joinery workshops and garage was moved from the high street to its present location. It is from here that the company manufactures the joinery for its projects, operates the small works division and carry’s out maintenance and repairs on the company vehicles and plant.
Over the years the contracts undertaken have been diverse and sometimes challenging. We are now well known as a company experienced in all types of construction, including restoration and historic conservation, new build private dwellings, commercial new build, industrial, schools and hospitals.
With the company being run by a further two generations of the family during the years leading up to Kens passing in 2015 the great legacy he left behind will continue to run as a family business with a trusted and competent workforce for many years to come.