About Us

Established in 1974, Building Craftsmen Ltd are a leading Dumfriesshire based contractor delivering construction solutions across Southern Scotland

Building Craftsmen have been building new homes and commercial property in Scotland for over 25 years. As a company, we have built up an enviable reputation for quality, customer service and incredible value for money.

Based in South West Scotland, Building Craftsmen take great care in constructing the kind of homes in which you want to live. Homes that are thoughtfully designed, solidly built and well finished by our quality tradesmen.


William Hewitson BSc C Eng, AMICE

Billy has owned the company since 1988 and has over 35 years experience in the building trade.
He has a history of maintaining the highest level of quality while maintaining full adherence to all deadlines, budgets and specifications. Skilled in managing projects to ensure deliverables are met on time and under budget. He is highly skilled in reading and interpreting blueprints, in-depth knowledge of building costs, permits and safety standards. Versed in contract negotiations, project estimating and document preparation.


John Kingsley

John joined the company over 6 years ago, after leaving his previous employment where he worked for over 20 years in private housing. He has a wide variety of practical experience within the construction industry ensuring a valued engineered solution, professional attitude to clients specific business requirements and has excellent supervision skills with site personnel and sub-contractors. Versed in contract negotiations, document preparation, building code and regulations, site management and material purchasing.
John currently holds CSCS Card for Building Site Manager Industrial Accreditation, Site Management Safety Training Scheme & First Aid at Work.


Nick Pritchard

Nick has been Contracts Manager for the company for the last 4 years. He has worked mainly on Arla Foods contracts over this period and has verifiable track record for successful completion of projects through co-ordinating trades, developing partnerships and building positive rapport with engineers, local officials and clients. Versed in contract negotiations, document preparation, building code and regulations, site management and material purchasing.
Nick has Cskills in Site Management & First Aid at Work.


David McWilliam

David has worked with the company for over 6 years and oversees the day-to-day running of the company.
A dynamic, resourceful and energetic individual who is comfortable with being the ‘go to’ person for anything related to the smooth running of the office. Much experienced in providing full secretarial, administrative and office management support to work colleagues in a busy office environment. Having a proactive and flexible approach to juggling many different priorities, and able to work autonomously and take ownership of all aspects of a task or project.