Deveron Homes was established in 2002. The company is based in Huntly, Aberdeenshire and is part of the Deveron Group of companies which includes Deveron Construction.
We are independent property developers specialising in the creation of quality housing throughout Scotland. Our Deveron Homes portfolio includes developments in Keith, Burntisland and Peterhead with new projects planned for Inverness, Nairn, Invergordon and Dingwall.
While Deveron Construction is largely concerned with residential building projects for Deveron Homes, the company also undertakes assignments on behalf of housing associations. We also have expertise in a wide range of commercial construction ventures, including the recently completed Weston View Nursing Home at Keith, completed on behalf of Craigard Care Ltd.
Deveron Construction is largely concerned with residential building projects for Deveron Homes, but from time to time, we welcome enquiries from external housing agencies. We also have expertise in a wide range of commercial construction ventures, including the recently completed Weston View Nursing Home at Keith, completed on behalf of Craigard Care.
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Stephen T Wells
Stephen has a distinguished corporate career with more than 25 years experience in construction, finance and investment. With his strong commercial background, Steve provides a vital contribution to the management team. He has been instrumental in driving innovation and has introduced new initiatives to enhance profitability on acquisitions. He is at the head of developing our business plan to secure Deveron’s presence in a challenging industry that continues to go through transformational change.
Lynne Holburn is our sales director with a professional background in sales and media. Together with implementing and managing the activities of our sales operation Lynne contributes to the company’s overall strategy, overseeing marketing activities and works closely with the land acquisition team to identify new opportunities. She has an additional role as a director of Deveron Construction.
Bruce has a career spanning over 30 years in large-scale building and construction. His knowledge of business commerce and construction are an invaluable resource as the company looks to grow our presence in the housing sector. Bruce heads up the construction team and has overall responsibility for multiple developments throughout the North East, Highlands and Fife.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience working in senior technical and development roles within the residential housing sector. He assumes responsibility for unlocking the value of our current land bank together with focusing on new strategic ventures. Mark also plays a key role in contributing to our impressive plans for future growth.
Wendy has more than 10 years’ experience in building and construction finance. As financial controller, she comes to the role armed with knowledge and skills across all areas of finance and auditing and will be responsible for improving the company’s commercial systems and processes. Wendy will also play a key role in improving the long and short-term growth strategies for the business. Wendy is a qualified ACCA accountant, a member of the Chartered Management Institute and holds a diploma in management.
Community & Sponsorship
The business of Deveron Homes is not merely property development. Wherever we build we forge links with local schools, organisations and individuals to offer our support and help create a true sense of community. Here are just some of many organisations and charities we have supported.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Community: Our strategic objective is to design developments that encourage social cohesion within a new, vibrant community where it knits well with an existing town. We are generous supporters of local community projects including FAB in Burntisland which won the Gold Award in the Beautiful Fife campaign 2016.
Environment: Our homes are designed to include a wide variety of environmentally considerate features with a strong focus on renewables and energy efficiency. At Cairn View, Kemnay we introduced our Ecosmart programme with solar panels, advanced insulation and climate controls provided as standard.
Education: Deveron Homes has created our own Schools Liaison Programme. Our team works closely with local schools offering a wide scope of assignments including home design competitions, vegetable garden projects and play-safe programmes.
We also have a strong commitment to the visual arts and regularly offer our show-homes as an outreach exhibition space. In collaboration with pupils from the local primary, we have completed an inspirational public art installation at Cairn View, Kemnay. The narrative of the feature has been created to resonate with local people and promote pride in their community while reflecting the cultural and historic character of Kemnay and its future aspirations.
Grow Your Own: Alehousewells Primary School
We arranged for TV celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli to meet with pupils from the school to endorse their ongoing ‘Grown Your Own’ project.
Head teacher Mairi Manson said: “We are thrilled to have Jean-Christophe as the Ambassador for our ‘Grow Your Own’ project. Deveron Homes have been brilliant in helping us make this important addition to our curriculum. As a practical teaching tool, the children benefit greatly having hands-on experience of gardening which in turn encourages healthy eating and curiosity about the natural world.”
Art in the Environment: Alehousewells Primary School
We commissioned Moray-based visual artist Mary Bourne to create a piece of public art to form the centrepiece of the Cairn View development at Kemnay. We also recognised that this would provide the perfect platform for children to learn more about public art and its place in modern society.
The children were invited to enjoy a riverside walk accompanied by Mary who helped the pupils research the native flora and fauna around the river. The children created their own designs inspired by the native flora and fauna found around the Don river. Their designs were then sandblasted on to granite blocks, – some of which were retrieved from spoil material left from the completion of the Scottish Parliament Building at Holyrood.
Mary Bourne explained: “Deveron Homes are to be commended for their commitment to this initiative. The artwork at Cairn View will complement the nearby Place of Origin. The eventual installation will comprise a landscaped area with a meandering walkway reflecting the curves of the river Don. The children have created wonderful sculptural pieces and these will form the pathway through the grassy area of the artwork.”
Play Safe:Our Play Safe Projects are supported by the Construction Industry Training Board and are conducted in tandem with local Primary Schools and the Community Police. We regularly visit schools and organise lively role-play sessions, show DVDs and lead age-appropriate discussions on the importance of children staying away from hazardous, construction sites.
Adopt a House:Our popular Adopt A House project helps children understand the importance of our Play Safe message and also provides a platform for developing a class project discussing homes of the world. We choose a specific plot which then becomes the class focus for the term of the construction period. We regularly update the class with photographs and news from their ‘plot’ and when safe to do so, the children can view at first hand the inside of their adopted home. Later, when the property is ready for occupation, the class comes to the site for a special handover ceremony to present the keys to the new owners of the property.
Shapes and Sizes: Created by us for nursery class and new P1 children our Shapes and Sizes Project offers budding young builders the chance to touch, feel and hold a variety of real building materials from building blocks, to roof tiles, pipes, taps, switches, coils and insulation materials. We discuss the shapes and sizes in their own home and then help youngsters to build their own mini-home using a special house-building kit complete with mini-tools, mini-bricks, windows and doors. The school is then presented with the finished kit which can be repeatedly re-used as a classroom teaching tool.
Design Your Dream Home:Designed to capture the imagination of more senior pupils, Design Your Dream Home encourages the creative spirit in children. As architects of the future, they design their dream home and can include any feature they would like – everything from chocolate fountains instead of taps, to a Macdonalds set up in the kitchen, a pony hair-salon in the lounge or a ten car garage with helipad on the roof.
We discuss the work of architects, building designers, construction teams and town planners and also explore these occupations as career prospects. Later, the pupil’s designs are judged and winners are presented with a small prize. The designs form an exhibition in the showhome.