The Aldred family has been in business in the Dockenfield area for five generations. It began with John’s great grandfather and his horse and cart, working for Hampshire Country Council in the early 1900s.

Early Foundations

John Aldred started out in 1967 working for a local estate agent, and later an architect firm, as a draughtsman. His passion for machinery and the great outdoors led him to a career change, and in 1967 he purchased his first JCB excavator, working initially with Hampshire County Council. The enterprise was so successful that in 1970 John founded J.C. Aldred Services as a way of furthering his career change.

A Dynamic and Growing Business

In the 1980s the business diversified somewhat and John started to take on contract work for local builders and developers. John expanded the team in the mid 1980s and hired his first employee.

New Horizons & Specialisms

John’s son, Daniel, as well as the current foreman, Matt Boxall, started working for the business in the mid 1990s. Since this time, J.C. Aldred Services Ltd. has expanded and increased its workforce to seven members of staff.

The range of services on offer has diversified from basic groundworks to encompass hard landscaping, civil engineering related services, waste-water treatment plants and septic tanks, sewage waste-water pump stations (for private dwellings) and LOGIX™ blocks retaining wall systems.

By broadening the scope of the business over the years, J.C. Aldred Services Ltd. has been well positioned to weather two recessions, and remains a successful, forward thinking operation to this day.