Originally from the Isle of Arran, I began an apprenticeship straight after leaving school. After working all over Scotland, I took my skills and worked in Australia and New Zealand for a year. I was also employed on outback stations amongst other jobs before heading across Asia. I loved the mountains of Nepal and whenever I get the chance I like to get up a Munro or two.
After returning from my travels, I continued to work on various projects around Scotland before settling in Edinburgh and starting my own company. I now employ a small team and work locally, specialising in extensions. I have a young family myself and understand how important family life and the home is.
I love what i do and it seems building is in the genes. My great, great, (going back a few more generations) grandfather is Glasgow architect Alexander 'Greek' Thompson. In 2011 I was awarded the Federation of Master Builders 'Heavenly Builder' award for my work on the Saltire Award winning Ackling Cook Bothy in Ettrick. I'm very interested in design and architecture and like to keep an eye on new and green technologies in the construction industry.