About Us

Company History and Background

Skitt & Sons Limited was established in 1970 by John Skitt and has steadily grown in size over the years to become a well-known, accredited, and established construction/groundwork and civil engineering contractor with its Head Office based in Ashford, Kent.

The Company is owned by brothers Martyn and Michael Skitt who have been involved with their father’s company since leaving school and are both extremely experienced in all aspects of groundwork and associated plant and machinery.

Joined by Richard Langley in 2012 who has 48 + years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry and is positioned within the company as Contracts Manager and Quantity Surveyor.

Although the Company is mainly known for its expertise in groundwork’s it also has the capability and knowledge to carry out most forms of construction and can take on complete packages from inception through to completion. Our clients vary from domestic to larger commercial and residential contractors.

The Company operates from its own premises and owns all of its plant and equipment, some of which is detailed below:

  • Tipper & Plant Lorries
  • Tracked Excavators various sizes
  • Rollers & Dumpers
  • Various Other Plant & Machinery


The company has carried out numerous contracts to date varying from small private works with a value of approximately £1,000.00, up to the complete groundwork package on an estate of 135 new build houses with a value of 1.5 million. We have also recently completed two complete new build projects. Nine dwellings in Paddock Wood with a value of 1.5M and a block of flats in Ashford town center with a value of 3M.

Although the Company mainly operates in Kent and Sussex they are, in most circumstances, willing to travel to other areas (depending on contract size and exact location) and have completed projects in:

  • Surrey
  • Wiltshire
  • London
  • Kent
  • Sussex


The Company has all necessary insurance in place to carry out their works, including:

  • Employers Liability with an indemnity limit of £10,000,000
  • Public Liability with an indemnity limit of £10,000,000

Mission Statement

J Skitt & Sons Ltd provide a reliable, honest, and professional service to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the construction process. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance.

Skitt & Sons Limited was established in 1970 by John Skitt.