Hall Bros is, in many ways, a unique enterprise.
The company has been based in the Walsgrave area of Coventry for the past 80 years under the direction of Bob Hall and his son Robert, and has made a major contribution to housing and infrastructure in this part of the city. The workforce have been an integral part of the community in Walsgrave and about 40 workers have been employed from the local area.
The firm has a strong commitment to multi-skilling. This has enabled continuity of employment to be maintained over a long period and has ensured that the experience gained by employees has covered the range of general building operations. The employment of apprentices has also been key to the firm’s ethos. Whilst many larger companies in the industry stopped taking on apprentices when times were difficult, Hall Bros continued to recruit and provide valuable experience of site work, providing the industry with hundreds of trained people over the years. Many local and national building companies employ craftsmen who were former apprentices of the company.
Hall Bros now builds for rental purposes only. It has an extensive portfolio of houses, bungalows and apartments, all of which are managed internally. This means that it is the firm’s interest to build well and to reduce future maintenance costs, by putting a priority on quality rather than speed, therefore ensuring that tenants have the benefit of lower costs and a more sustainable environment.
These factors are fundamental to the ethos of Hall Bros which set it apart in the modern landscape of construction.