The Team

Joe Dixon

Managing Director

Joe Dixon set up JD Joinery and Building Services to create a different type of construction firm in the North East. He wanted the company to specialise in bespoke extensions of any size and create new build schemes with a clear focus on quality and design. To Joe, every project the team undertakes is just as important as the last and he takes enormous pride in providing a personal service to clients to deliver schemes that exceed expectations.

His personable manner and unrivalled work ethic has helped Joe guide his team to create a series of high quality projects, from smaller property extensions to unique larger extensions or conversions and new homes. His focus on green building techniques has brought the company opportunities to create energy efficient projects with one eye on the future of residential construction and design.

Joe’s management style has formed a team of skilled and loyal tradesman at JD Joinery and Building Services where a company culture of respecting quality craftsmanship results in a portfolio of projects the whole firm takes pride in. With testimonial after testimonial recommending Joe and his team, its not hard to see why JD Joinery and Building Services is one of the most in-demand building firms in the North East.

Paul Marshall

Senior Contracts Manager

Paul joined the JD Joinery and Building Services team in the summer of 2015 to help the firm build on its positive reputation for residential building work with new contracts in the commercial sector.

Paul has been working in construction for over 35 years and worked his way through the ranks as a joiner before moving into a more varied career in construction management for a number of regional firms.

Pauls role at JD Joinery is typically varied. Whilst responsible for supplying detailed quotes for new schemes, he also manages multiple projects underway at any one time to maintain constant communication with clients and the site supervisor team.

Ken Ross

Financial Director

Ken brings a wealth of financial management and business strategy experience to the team at JD Joinery. A former financial director of both Peter Barratts Garden Centre and Akenside Developments, Ken was instrumental in helping Peter Barratts grow from a £2m turnover at the start of his 10 year tenure, to over £22m by the time the garden centre was sold on the private market.

The qualified accountant brings his strategic skills to JD Joinery and manages the full financial function along with developing the wider commercial division and future direction of the business.

Craig Whalen

Contracts Manager

Craig has over 15 years experience in the building and construction sector after graduating from university with a degree in architectural technology.  Following a period working in architectural design, he decided to put his technical and design expertise into practise on the other side of construction as a site-based project manager.  He now manages live schemes as a contract manager with JD Joinery and and supervises all aspects of a project, including subcontractors, on site labour and is the main liaison for clients.

Shea Grimsdale

Site Manager

Shea graduated with a degree in Structural Engineering from Newcastle University and was recruited directly into a role with a national construction firm as a trainee project manager. Used to managing complex residential developments with multiple plots, Shea came to JD Joinery in early 2018 with a view to progressing his career in site management. With a strong background in structural engineering, focus on quality and keen interest in bespoke residential builds, Shea is a strong asset to the skilled JD Joinery project management team.

We pride ourselves on our reputation of excellence, quality work and reliability. We do it once and we do it right.