THINK YOU KNOW MACLEODS THE BUILDER?
Well think again and think employment Everyone knows about MacLeods the builder: been around for ever in Argyll and Bute and built loads of homes. We all know someone who works for the firm or someone who knows someone who does.
But have you ever thought how large this business is and its importance as a local employer? It’s one of the biggest there is.
MacLeod Construction is based in Lochgilphead. In the 40-plus years it has been in business the company has been one of the pioneers in the manufacture and assembling of timber-frame buildings across the West Highlands and islands and Highland region.
The family firm builds within its own developments and for clients of all shapes and sizes, from family homes to commercial and community structures.
The company sells and rents properties and has a workforce engaged in quarrying materials, plumbing and electrical, roofing and scaffolding services along with joinery and refurbishment, and the manufacture of conservatories and windows.
The company is also actively involved in the use of renewable energy and always looking out for the next innovation; researching and testing new technologies as they come onto the market.
At present MacLeods is working on airsource heating and researching web-linked heating control systems which will allow users, maintenance teams or housing associations to monitor, review and control a building’s heating system remotely via a secure link.
This makes the firm one of the biggest employers in the region; not just for the traditional building trades and professions but a wide range of administrative and support roles, including IT.
At MacLeods the company ‘grows its own’ with a firm commitment to apprenticeships and training to grow within your job. If you are looking for a new job or to learn a new skill, one of the smartest resolutions you could make in 2019 is to go along and talk to their recruiting team and keep an eye on its job advertisements.