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Lochlie Construction Group

We are a fully streamlined construction services and project management company. We can offer you the full package – from building your house from the ground to wiring and electrics, to advising on the best renewable technologies for your project, whether that’s solar PV, air source heat pumps or electric vehicle charging points.

Lochlie Construction was founded in 2014 by father and son Douglas Aitken and David Aitken. Growing up Douglas Aitken dreamed of the Grand Designs process and hoped that, one day, he’d be lucky enough to get involved in that world – making incredible buildings look their best. Fast forward to 2014 and Douglas and David’s company – Lochlie Construction – started doing just that.

Lochlie Construction was named after the farm ‘Lochlie’ where Robert Burns grew up on in Ayr. Which also happens to be where the Aitken family were born and raised.

The team make Lochlie Construction what it is – your contractor of choice. From your very first meeting to that moment you have the keys in the palm of your hand, we are a friendly, knowledgeable, trusted team of experts who get the job done.

Meet the team

Lochlie Construction Group are committed to providing the highest safety and quality standards in all of our work. We are proud to be fully accredited by several industry-recognised bodies including Gas Safe and The Chartered Institute of Building.

All of our certificates and accreditations are available to view and download below by clicking on the relevant logo.

Our Team

Our entire team are hands-on from the builders to the sales team right through to our managing directors. Our team are committed to quality craft, safe working practices, and to continuously improving our business and the service provided to our clients.

Douglas Aitken MBA, MRICS, BA(Hons)

Managing Director

Douglas is one of the founding Directors of the business, and is passionate about growing Lochlie’s reputation as Contractor of Choice. He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, having worked for some of the largest national and international companies in his career.

David Aitken MCIOB, MCMI, APC

Operations Director

David is the other founding Director of the business and leads on operational issues, working closely with the Construction Director and on-site teams to ensure the quality and safety of our projects. He is a Chartered Builder with over 40 years’ experience within the construction industry, giving him a wide breadth of knowledge.

Tom Tracy

Construction Director

Tom joined the business at the start of 2023 as Construction Director with overall responsibility for projects. He works closely with the Operations Director and Site Managers to deliver all projects in accordance with our quality and safety objectives. Tom brings with him extensive experience working with one of Scotland’s largest construction companies.

Dave Aitken

Mechanical, Electrical & Renewables Director

Dave took up his position as Mechanical, Electrical and Renewables Director in 2022 and has been instrumental in establishing our Renewables Department, and securing our MCS Accreditation. He has over 15 years’ experience, starting his career as an electrician, working all over the UK before returning home to join Lochlie.

Claire McBlain

Business Development Manager

Claire joined the team at Lochlie in 2018, having previously worked with a national housebuilder for 12 years. She is responsible for engaging with current and new clients, and securing new opportunities for the business. She is also heavily involved in the preparation of bids and tenders, and oversees all marketing activity.

Elizabeth McDonald

Finance Manager

Elizabeth joined the team in 2022 as Finance Manager, and works to ensure all payments are made smoothly from staff to suppliers. She liaises closely with the Directors and Commercial team to measure financial performance across the business.

Chris Waterfield

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Chris joined the team in 2020, bringing his vast experience as a Quantity Surveyor to the team. He manages all commercial aspects on our projects and acts as a mentor to the less experienced members of the Commercial team.

Robin Bain

Plumbing & Heating Manager

Robin joined us in 2017 and heads up our Plumbing & Heating division, with over 40 years’ experience in the trade. His knowledge and skills have played a key role in the success of the business.

Cory Mitchell

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Cory joined the team in 2022 as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor and will qualify in 2023. She works across a variety of projects, and also works closely with our Renewables team to produce our solar PV appraisal reports. She has become a key member of the team, particularly when she brings in some of her home baking!

Kirsty Gartshore

Commercial Assistant

Kirsty joined the team in 2018 following a work placement. She has worked across various departments and plays an essential supporting role in the business, from processing purchase orders and invoices, to supporting our admin function.

Derek Gibb

Site Manager

Derek joined the Group in 2016, bringing considerable industry experience having served as a bricklayer for a number of years. He has attained his SVQ Level 4 in Site Management & has delivered some of the company’s most notable projects in the last few years.

William Monks

Site Manager

William is a Site Manager with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. His expertise is invaluable to the Group, and he has been at the helm of a number of our steel buildings projects in recent years. He consistently strives to deliver projects to exceed our customers’ expectations and is a firm favourite with clients.

Donald Campbell

Site Manager

Donald joined the business in 2020, bringing with him significant industry experience from his background as a Joiner and then Supervisor. He is qualified to SMSTS and SVQ Level 4 and recently oversaw the refurbishment project at Adelaide Baptist Church in Glasgow City Centre.

Paul Donachie

Site Manager

Paul joined the Group in 2017 as a Joiner and has proved to be a great asset, completing his SVQ Level 3 in Site Supervision and stepping up to his current role in 2018.

David MacKinnon

Site Supervisor

David joined our team in 2020 and is qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Site Supervision. David oversees our smaller scale projects, and is a versatile member of the team, working wherever he is needed and supporting the trades whenever required.

Colin Stirling

Painting & Decoration Manager

Colin worked with Lochlie on a number of projects before joining the business on a full time business to create our in-house Painting & Decoration department. He has significant experience across a variety of sectors, and has built a fantastic team since joining us.

June Wilson

Administrator

June is our Office Administrator, and one of our longest-serving team members, responsible for a wide variety of duties, keeping things running smoothly and keeping everyone in check!

Jennifer Gibson

HSEQ Advisor

Jennifer joined the team in 2023 and is responsible for all aspects of Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality across the business. She works closely with our Directors and Site Managers to ensure compliance with our policies and procedures.