1874 William Birch establishes company in York.
1895 William joined in business by his 3 sons.
1913 Eldest son William Henry, Lord Mayor and Alderman of York, takes over. The business develops and expands throughout the First World War and beyond.
1920's the 3rd generation, Arnold and Jack join the company, having served craft apprenticeships. Post-war reconstruction work in York consolidates the success and reputation of the company.
1960's John Birch (4th generation) joins the company with a degree in construction and experience with national contractors. Company exceeds £1million turnover for the first time.
1970's Christopher Birch (also 4th generation) joins the company with a degree in Civil Engineering and experience with national contractors. Company celebrates 100th Anniversary.
1980's The Company builds new premises in York City centre to cope with continued expansion.
1990's Turnover reaches £7million and 125th Anniversary is celebrated.
2001 Leeds small works office established in Horsforth. Total company turnover has grown to over £16 million.
2002 The company constructs and moves into new offices adjoining their plant hire operation on a site close to the A64 bypass.
Sees major changes to Senior Management with succession planning and additional resources for our continued expansion
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