The Team


Joe Dixon

Managing Director

Joe Dixon set up JD Joinery and Building Services over 11 years ago 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, it’s not hard to see why JD Joinery and Building Services is one of the most in-demand building firms in the North East.


Lisa Shannon

Business Manager

Lisa has over 18 years experience in the Construction Industry. She started her career in the electrical industry and worked for various firms in the sector before joining JD Joinery and Building services in March 2015.

With first hand knowledge of running her own company, Lisa brings to JD joinery an organised and enthusiastic attitude to ensuring the business runs as efficiently as possible. She keeps on top of all aspects of business administration, coordinating with suppliers and staff to ensure a smooth transition between projects for employees and clients.

Lisa has a wide skill set, including both detailed and working knowledge of office management, accounts, payroll, CIS/VAT, equality and diversity and quality assurance. One of Lisa’s key strengths is guiding a company through periods of growth and she has been able to create and implement relevant management systems, manage resources and coordinate between various departments as the JD Joinery reputation fuels expansion into new areas.

Paul Marshall

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.

Paul’s 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.


Duncan McWilliams


An experienced site supervisor with over 42 years of experience in the construction industry,Duncan has worked on some of JD Joinery and Building Services most high profile residential projects – including the award winning Drive House in Gosforth and Steel Farm.

Duncan started his career working as a carpenter and joiner and remains one of JD Joinery and Building Services most experienced joiners. Since joining the company in 2007, Duncan has been a flexible member of team, utilising his joinery skills alongside his position as site supervisor to manage all tradesman on site to ensure a quality and timely finish to all projects.

Always a safe pair of hands, Duncan keeps clients up to date on all aspects of a project and ensures communication between all parties on site.

Derek Martin


A site supervisor with over 30 years experience in the construction industry, Derek is a keymember of the JD Joinery and Building Services team.

Derek is skilled at managing a range of residential schemes and started his career as a labourer and bricklayer before running his own residential building firm for 15 years. He has been with JD Joinery and Building Services since 2012, supervising a range of high profile schemes, from extensions to new build homes and is focused on ensuring quality craftsmanship across all JD projects.


Lionel McDermott


One of the newest members of the team, Lionel joined JD Joinery and Building Services in2015 and is a time-served joiner as well as site manager.

With several years working across all aspects of the construction industry, Lionel brings with him a wide range of industry experience. He has worked in the residential and commercial field, including new build developments, farm conversions as well as a range of projects in the public sector including schemes for the NHS, education sector, MOD and universities.

Lionel’s wide-ranging experience makes him a dedicated and skilled site manager, ensuring schemes finish on time and to the standard expected of a JD Joinery and Building Services project.

Ryan Gardiner

Contracts Manager

Ryan Gardiner is the Contracts Manager at JD Joinery and Building Services and plays an integral role in managing the relationship between clients, suppliers and contractors.

A Building Surveyor by trade with an Honours Degree, Ryan has worked extensively in the regional property industry, acting in a Consultancy role and working on behalf of the Main Contractor. Managing projects across the residential and commercial sector, Ryan ensures a smooth and timely construction schedule, which meets the expectations of JD Joinery clients and customers

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