Hello, I’m Ross Booth, the Managing Director of Coldwells Building Company.
Along with my wife, Clare, we have established the foundations for a family run, highly motivated local business, specialising in the design and build of one-of-a-kind homes of the highest standard in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
We founded Coldwells in 2016 to provide exceptional service and uncompromising quality for visionary clients who share our passion for attention to detail and belief in doing things differently.
As a small family business, I’m involved in every stage of the design and build process, project managing and driving each build from start to finish. I’m always available to our clients as the one point of contact throughout.
Clare is the company director and administrator, where her responsibilities include client liaison, document preparation, bookkeeping, sales and marketing. Clare will often be your first port of call at Coldwells, and as a journalist by trade, she thrives on prompt communication, so all client enquiries are responded to within 24 hours, guaranteed.
Quality is at the heart of each Coldwells project and we achieve this by deliberately limiting the number of custom homes we construct at any one time. At the beginning of the year, we decide how many projects our team can realistically build (while maintaining our meticulous standards) and then schedule the start dates evenly. This prioritises quality and enables us to carefully plan and manage each custom build. It’s also part of how we can offer realistic timelines to our clients.
Commendations from organisations such as the Federation of Master Builders have been a proud endorsement of our team’s detail-orientated approach. Coldwells was crowned the Scotland and national winner at the 2021 Master Builder Awards for our ‘Cornival’ project.
Our workforce is the lifeblood of our organisation and we are committed to giving opportunities to young local people. Through training and promoting from within, and our thriving apprenticeship programme, our values and standards are passed from one generation of craftsmen to the next.
Our employees have passed comprehensive exams and completed specialist training to become certified Passivhaus tradespeople. It makes us one of the few building contractors in Scotland with a qualified and committed workforce in Passivhaus– the world’s leading building standard which guarantees affordable homes with amazing levels of comfort and radical reductions in energy use.
I was born in Aberdeen and began my joinery career as a 16-year-old apprentice working on building sites across Aberdeenshire. My trade has taken me around the world and I’ve been fortunate to project manage major residential and commercial builds in Australia, Canada and London.
Clare and I are now raising our two children in Aberdeenshire and we take great pleasure in being actively involved within our local community. We are proud to say we are true local builders and we look forward to building your home.
Ross Booth, Managing Director