After over 22 Years of trading we are certainly going from strength to strength ! - You can read a little more about me and my company further down this page, we are currently ...
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⫸ Take a look what some of our past happy customers say about us below ! ...
Head over to the *>REVIEW<*page for older ones ... There's also a link on there for our LATEST ones ! We have reviews on many different Platforms spanning back over 20 years !
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Some Newer reviews (Since joining trustatrader) - lots of glowing reviews ...
" Your local friendly highly skilled Garden, Patio, Driveway EXPERTS ... Designing, Building & Maintaining your Investment - covering Chelmsford and 25 mile surrounding areas of Essex including Braintree, Maldon, Brentwood, Little Baddow, Danbury, Ingatestone, Stock, Hatfield Peverel and much further for interesting projects ... (especially coastal areas and Natural themed gardens) - We love working by the coast :) "
Here's me along with my sister back in the early '80's - I was Always building and Creating ! - I was used to having like minded enthusiastic people helping me build my creations from a young age.
All About STIMPSONS GPDB - (GARDEN,PAVING,DESIGN & BUILD) - How it all started ! ... the l..o..n..g version.
Tim's interest in Landscaping began at a very young age whilst playing around with old bricks and timber in his grandfather's back garden, where he was allowed to dig holes and fix brickwork, walling and pathways along with stacking bricks to make den's from the age of just 6 years old, while most of his friends where still playing with LEGO, even building the occasional mini-Igloo's back in the 80's snowy winters! (Picture above) He can still remember his first mini brick 'den' and how it collapsed ingulfing him in a pile of brick rubble and his grandfather pulling him out of all the mess, washing him down, covering him with germolene and plasters! - then going on to teach the importance of a sturdy foundation and the installation of load bearing lintels ... a VERY painful lesson, however, one thankfully learnt very early on in life!
This interest was fuelled further when he helped his dad Landscape his family's back garden building a pond, pathways and paving at the age of just 13, the transformation from a shabby derelict overgrown garden into stunning practical family areas and linking pathways was just completely mind blowing to Tim, right there and then at that very early age of just 13, Tim knew he wanted to make people feel exactly how he did when he walked down the pathway to spend time by the pond of his new garden many years ago - so this is exactly where it all started ! - He wanted to learn how to do this for his job and build wonderful places for others to enjoy and spend time with their family, improve their lives and the time they spent together.
'Stimpsons' was eventually formed in May 2000 by Tim Stimpson at the age of 25 after gaining considerable knowledge and extensive Practical skills, all backed with a big chunk of Natural talent and a ridiculous amount of enthusiasm to succeed.
Tim has been involved in the garden, landscaping and building industry from a very young age, with both his father and grandfather being groundworkers and civil engineers for a Large Family Business and his Mother was a very talented, award winning florist before retiring - I guess it was always just meant to be ? - it's also not often you also find your forename hidden within your own surname ... STIMPSONS - He spotted it early on and as time went by decided to use this as a personal sign of his mark of quality by forming a personal meaningful LOGO rather than a showy flashy name that could be easily changed if a company changed hands or indeed just their name, he wanted better sign ofcomplete trust, so literally put his name (or stamp) if you like, against all his work as his sign of trust, quality and commitment to each and every one of his customers and projects !
Tim is extremely proud with each and every job the team build along with him and is still part hands on !
Since leaving school in 1992, he worked initially at the age of 16 for a nursery and landscape company based in Cranham, Essex for 6 - years, Tim met his very first Boss Jeff Hedges, his commitment and customer service and management skill were second to none, he learned so much working there - especially running a small business and some excellent customer care.
Tim absorbed all he could from the nursery, it was like a family to him and found it very hard to let go, however he needed to follow his desire to learn more on the Hard landscaping side and found a local small Paving and Landscaping company owned by MarkDay - The skills and commitment and shear hard work Mark provided for his customers were just truly inspiring, his care for his family along with his care for Tim as his only employee at the time stick with him to this very day ...
He literally made Tim a better person with his awe-inspiring Mindset on Family, Life, work ethic and running a smalltrustworthyBusiness!
Tim then reluctantly moved on in his determination for even more knowledge and skills and got 'distracted' and started working for a very large national landscaping company, providing services to the commercial and domestic sectors, including the local Council for two more years before he gained enough skills and knowledge to launch his own Business - I guess from working there he learnt exactly how Not to treat customers along with how Not to provide a quality service ! and another BIG decision from the back of this job, decided early on by Tim is that his business would only grow big enough that he could honour his Customers the Care and Maintenance that they deserve and restrict the amount of builds his team would install per year to honour this.
Throughout these years he began with 'hands-on' positions and quickly worked up to managerial roles as his knowledge and potential was spotted, this is when he found he deeply missed the doing parts ! and missed not being on site watching the projects unfold.
This, ultimately led to Tim starting up 'Stimpsons' as he could combine all the planning, design, arranging and doing parts, along with providing a dedicated 'hands-on' personal service - to provide a perfect balance of hands on service and customer care.
Tim is proud to offer this unique 'fusion' of small, friendly and local business values together with the customer service and care structure you would expect from a much larger company - for the perfect balance of care from first contact to end result for all our customers !
Tim over the years has had the chance to teach all his knowledge gained to his Children, family members and his dedicated Team of employed Staff! -
Tim's eldest son jay joined the team in 2020 and is rapidly building his skills along with Tim's second eldest son Taylor - who installs part time electrical installations and provides part time labouring, Tim's brother-in-law Chris came on board to help with the rapidly growing family business in early 2017 and provides additional labour and logistical services to complete all projects on time.
We are very proud to have implemented NEW for '23 - our very own in-house 'academy' style training for school leavers and quickly train them with Hard Landscaping skills - This with equip them with skills for life and opens the door to becoming a team leader (typically after 3 years working with us) and potentially become a site manager or assistant manager (typically after 5 years training) ... I've had many years working with labourers from all walks of life some have personal challenges setting them back.
It hasn't been easy as I've had to manage (with no official training so to speak) various people including staff with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, a lot of people with unrecognised skills and potential end up in the Horticulture trade as that's normally were the education system points them after leaving school, however I have the skills and also the patience and experience to make a BIG difference.
Many young people who have not found themselves at school (especially those who have struggled after leaving) - have exceptional hidden skills that need developing and honing and thrive in this industry as long as they are understood and guided correctly with the support of Correct positive management in place that helps them rather than hinders.
here's some often overlooked gifts I've been blessed with along with some members of my staff :
Attention to detail, Deep Focus, Observational skills, Absorb and retain facts, Visual skills, Expertise, Methodical, Novel approaches, Creativity, Tenacity and resilience, Accepting differences, Integrity, abundant energy and many more :)
- The perfect fit to create amazing Landscaping projects !
I have been given a gift and I'm also I'm able to spot the potential in people - spot their Natural talents, despite their weaknesses, all my staff have specific primary roles and importantly are encouraged to take on other tasks as secondary roles to help them develop in all areas of the business.
I'm very keen to help those who are struggling to find their way in life, I love to help them thrive and develop skills - it brings me great satisfaction sharing all my skills to help others to become successful, we are essentially one Family that work together and help each other out.
As said, it hasn't been easy! - its been a long journey, one that's that's about to become very interesting indeed.
There's some photos below of me teaching my children to safely use a digger when younger (Two young adults and one a teenager now)
-Tim Stimpson, VERY Proud Owner of STIMPSONS GPDB LTD - SINCE 2001
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"We are here to bring your Dreams to Reality - Please read some more reasons as to choose us and view our > Process < page " ...
Our mission is To provide a professional and friendly Service and go Above and Beyond to produceUnique and Bespoke long lasting Driveways, Patio & Garden design and build service from our initial first visit, Proposal of works, guided by your optional basic FREE concept drawing OR optional fully detailed paid Drawings.
Construction of your project using only my employed skilled team along with my natural Meticulous eye for detail and 20+ years honed skill sets.
A truly Experienced Landscaper along with equally Experienced TEAM, managed with the same mindset as the owner - is SIMPLY worth their weight in GOLD! and BRINGS serious RESULTS.
Strictly complete one job at a time for 100% commitment to each project.
Strive very hard indeed to achieve complete customer satisfaction during and after completion with our above standard installation
methods/care and attention to detail.
Always Offer all our customers excellent maintenance packages that will look after and keep your investment clean and protected
for as many years as you wish!
Take great pride in our workmanship - I'm very passionate about the landscape industry and I have a natural (Gifted) meticulous eye for detailhowever Large or Small this detail may -
this mindset is always passed to all my team.
Collect and dispose of all waste generated on our projects in an ethical manor, with all plastic/wood/metal waste to be collected and recycled.
Where possible on smaller projects we recycle all soil and concrete waste ourselves, however with larger projects this may not be logistically viable, so we instruct larger companies to remove the waste in bulk to be recycled instead. NO LANDFILL ! ...
Avoid sending any waste generated to Landfill - And I'm very proud to be able to recycle nearly all of our waste produced from the site.
DESIGN & BUILD COSTS - How much does a design cost ?
We have many levels of design costs, from simple in-house FREE hand and CAD sketches for Drives & Patios - along with outsourced complex Designs by recognised Designers that we have used over the many years of trading.
⫸ All Basic 2D drawings are FREE as standard.
⫸ Starting from £250 + VAT... For Drawings with a little more detail, this would be the FREE basic 2D Concept design with added details including 2-3 isometric drawing on the same page to help visualise Landscape features.
⫸ Then onto fully detailed garden designs that start from *£990 + VAT - More of these prices and our process can be found by the link below...
All design work is a mix of in-house Hand and CAD drawn designs exclusivelydesigned by Tim Stimpson -
⫸ we can also work from your own Drawings and designs ... ... we welcome your independent Drawings/Designs
We have also worked alongside many garden designers Please ask for details.
Here's a RaNdOm mix of some of our Drawings styles below ...