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Meet some of our team

Stuart O'Brien, Director

Stuart O’Brien is the director of H & OB Building. Within the business Stuart manages the overall organisation of projects.

Stuart has always lived in Oxfordshire and has over 22 years’ experience in his profession. From a young age Stuart has always been business minded and was keen to learn a trade. He graduated from College with his level 1, 2, and 3 NVQ’s in plastering, going on further develop his skill set and create his own company.

Over the next 13 years Stuart went on to manage bigger projects and took a further interest into more aspects of general building.

Stuart is a great communicator has formed good relationships with fellow construction workers, developers and architects.

Ben Jackson, Carpenter

Ben is Qualified in level 2 NVQ bench Joinery and has been working in the carpentry trade for 15 years. He started working for H&OB Building back when the business first started 5 years ago as a sub contractor and last year was taken on as a full time Employee.

He enjoys doing the work he does as every job is different, and he is turning the customers dream in to reality. Kitchens and bespoke cupboards, wardrobes etc are his speciality.

Rob Hipkin, Plasterer/General Builder

Rob has worked for Stuart since the beginning of his career in the trade. Gaining training in plastering and general building. It has just been his 10 year anniversary! Rob then stayed with the company when H & OB merged in 2015.

In his spare time Rob is chairman and head groundsman for Minster Lovell Football Club and is also planning a wedding with his long term girlfriend in April 2021.

Luke Hessey, Painting and Decorating

Luke has over 7 years experience in the trade with 4 of those years spent with H & OB Building.

Luke’s favourite part of his job is seeing the transition of a room before and after his work he also enjoys giving the finishing touch to jobs.

Qualifications - NVQ Level 2 in Painting & Decoration.

In his spare time Luke enjoys time with his family/daughter, playing football and socialising with friends.

Training and Investment in Staff

At H & OB Building we invest a lot into our staff, Stuart worked hard for other companies before he became self-employed and created H & OB Building. This has given him a great understanding - he treats the workforce as he would like to be treated himself.

All staff working for the firm are encouraged to reach their full potential in their chosen trade. We have successfully had an apprenticeship program running for the last 4 years. We realise the importance of encouraging more individuals to join the construction profession and are therefore keen to take on a regular apprentices.

Mean team members from H & OB Building are offered further training to advance their skills in several areas such as:

  • CSCS health and safety tests.
  • Fork lift driving courses.
  • Site supervising courses.
  • Bricklaying, plastering and carpentry NVQs.