Hampton Group was founded by Matthew Jolley, evolving from experience gained managing a personal property portfolio over three-decades, whilst working full time in corporate Telecoms. The demands of a full time leadership role, and raising a family, left little time for Matt to be involved in works being carried out on his properties, therefore reliance on good sub-contractors became key. It also 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 portfolio is when the seeds for Hampton Group were, subliminally, sewn. On retiring from the corporate world, Matt found that he loved his new self-made role, and his directorship experience meant he was able to unite and motivate talented tradespeople to work collaboratively, taking every project from concept to completion with stunning results.
“Working closely with skilled tradespeople and getting better and better results gave me a huge buzz. New bathroom, new build, new kitchen, new boiler... they all made me smile! I had a natural enthusiasm for it, plus strong communication skills and an eye for quality. It made all the difference.“
Family, friends and neighbours started asking Matt to introduce them to the tradespeople and manufacturers he used. ``They had a wide variety of needs for home improvements and wanted guaranteed quality.“
On reaching out to his trusted builders, roofers, kitchen manufacturers, window fitters and architects, It became clear there was a strong need for Matt to connect his contacts in order to offer something unique in the industry; 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 experience a seamless customer journey, knowing that we value them, as much as they value their homes... that's the ethos behind everything we do.“