Dumpleton - Since 1900 Tag

Dumpleton Builders & Contractors - a family business since 1900…offering, building, renovation and maintenance services…

Our History

Charles William DumpletonThe company was founded in 1880 by Charles William Dumpleton (see Photo) and was based in Victoria, St Albans.

In 1900 the business was passed to his two sons Charles and Sidney and became established as C & S Dumpleton Builders and Contractors.

In 1935 the formally incorporated the company as C & S Dumpleton Ltd. The company ran from 29-35 Culver Rd, St Albans for 109 Years. Charles and Sidney took the firm through the difficult years of the second world war. Many of the tradesmen were called up for duty and the Dumpleton Yard and offices were designated as a first aid station and air raid observation post.

Letterhead from 1900's
A C & S Dumpleton letterhead from the early 1900's

In 1966 Sidneys son John was made Managing Director. John took the business from having a mainly domestic clientele to having a mixed domestic and commercial clientele where we had contracts with BT, Royal Mail and Hertfordshire Count Council.

Graham Dumpleton, Johns son joined the firm in 1970 and very quickly became a major part of the management team. In 1991 following Johns retirement, Graham became Managing Director. In 1975 Graham project managed the restoration of the historic Kingsbury Water Mill which was built in the early 1700's. The project received the Heritage Year Award from the Civic Trust.

In 1994 Grahams son Gary joined the business and in 2006 Gary became Construction Director running the construction side of the business with colleague Lee Price who has been part of the team since 1986. Lee is now director and co-proprietor of Dumpleton Builders and contractors Ltd with Gary.

In 2011 the company built an extension designed by a local Architect In Abbey Avenue, St Albans. The Architect one an award for the design and build of the extension. It was the winner of the small works category and was awarded by the Hertfordshire Association of Architects.


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