We operate from our offices based in Barnstaple, North Devon and have three divisions; namely Contracting, Pearce Property Services and Pearce Homes.

Our principal area of operation is Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset and represents destinations within two hours travelling distance from Barnstaple.


"Pearce Construction is a leading construction company delivering high quality homes and buildings for our region.

In all that we do we are committed to developing our people, improving our communities, protecting our environment and enabling our local economy."

Company History

The Company was formed in 1946 as R Harris and Son. In 1981 it was acquired by C H Pearce and Sons Ltd of Bristol changing its name in 1987 to the current name of Pearce Construction (Barnstaple) Ltd.

In 2003 the Company was taken back into private ownership when it was purchased from the Pearce Group by the current management team.

In 2008 the Company re-located to new purpose designed and built premises on the outskirts of Barnstaple.


Quality is embedded in all our procedures and we are holders of the internationally recognised ISO9001 certification.


As well as the extensive safety training carried out we also recruit up to six apprentices every year. Furthermore we support management training up to NVQ level 5.

Our rolling training programme ensures that our personnel are competent, have the necessary skill sets and are fully conversant with current legislation and new initiatives.

We have representation on the National Executive Board of The National Federation of Builders and on the Advisory Committee at North Devon College.

Health and Safety

We promote a health and safety culture throughout all that we do with the emphasis on risk assessment and safe systems of work carried out by suitably trained and competent personnel.

All our Site Managers have attended the CITB five day Site Managers Safety Training Scheme and the Company carries a platinum standard certificate of commitment under the construction skills certification scheme.

We have OHSAS 18001 certification, our Safety Director holds a NEBOSH Certificate in Construction Safety and Health and is a Director of The Building Safety Group Ltd.


The Company has in excess of 100 employees. The majority of these being tradesmen and site management based on sites across our area of operation with 25 staff at our offices in Barnstaple.

In addition to this we have an approved supply chain of subcontractors and suppliers together with our own joinery works manufacturing bespoke joinery products.

The Environment

With an ever growing commitment needed from the business sector to environmental issues we are delighted to have achieved ISO 14001 certification in 2011.