Hampton Group was founded by Matthew Jolley. During a three-decade stretch in corporate Telecoms, Matt was also renovating property, Working in a full time leadership role and raising a family meant he needed to be able to rely on the sub-contractors he put in place on his property projects to get on with the jobs at hand. It soon became frustrating.
“I've lost count of the wasted time, money, stress and frustration that I've encountered with home improvement companies and tradespeople, who provide poor communication, bad workmanship, false promises and missed deadlines. The only way I could get a first-class service, was to personally manage and coordinate the work.”
The decision to go full time into managing his property projects is where the idea for Hampton Group began to form. On retiring from the corporate world, Matt found that he loved his new self-made role. “I had a natural enthusiasm for it, and it helped having strong communication skills and an eye for quality.“
Matt's involvement meant he could draw on his directorship experience to unite and motivate talented tradespeople to work collaboratively, taking every project from concept to completion with stunning results.
“Working with skilled tradespeople gave me a huge buzz. New bathroom, new build, new kitchen, new boiler... they all made me smile! Family, friends and neighbours started asking me to introduce them to the tradespeople and manufacturers I had used - they had a wide variety of needs for home improvements and wanted guaranteed quality.“
It became clear there was a strong need for Matt to connect his contacts. On reaching out to his trusted builders, roofers, kitchen manufacturers, window fitters and architects, Matt realised he could offer something unique in the industry; a seamless customer journey and one company people could rely on to move their property projects forward.
“It's notoriously hard for homeowners to source the right people and products for home improvement projects. I brought together a superior community of talented tradespeople, manufacturers and business professionals who have decades of experience and were keen to build a strong, reputable brand. At a meeting in the village of Hampton in Arden in Solihull, our company 'Hampton' was created. I want customers to know that we value you, as much as you value your home, and that's the ethos behind everything we do.“