About Rihoy & Son

Testimonials

I can recommend their service and quality.

Charles Billson, chairman of Long Port Group
Royal Terrace apartments.

We commissioned Rihoys to do internal and external works to our property. They were efficient and completed the works with minimal disruption to our lives. They also came in on time and budget. We can highly recommend the project management skills of Dan Taylor who was a pleasure to work with.

Tom and Angela Carey

The project was delivered under strict time constraints, with a number of essential sub-contractors and design specialists and changing requirements as the project evolved.

“Dave Tostevin was instrumental in delivering this project and his considerable efforts in programming and organising the works is, in my view, a major factor in delivery.”

Ross Paisley
Moores’ Kitchen Project.

I would like to congratulate all on the hard work and excellent quality of workmanship achieved on this project.

Jason Powers, director, Northgates Guernsey Limited
Domestic refurbish and extension project.

The positive feedback on the development from tenants as we have gone through the defects period is a testament to a quality product finished well.

Philip Roussel, Brittain Hadley
Sir John Leale Avenue.

The project was completed on time and on budget and that is a significant achievement for which you and your company should be very proud of.

Mike Spiller, Elizabeth College Bursar
Conversion and extension of building into multi-purpose refectory, music department and performing arts studio.

I was impressed by the quality of the properties in question and, on behalf of the board of the Housing Department, would like to congratulate JW Rihoy & Son on the standard of workmanship.

Deputy Graham Guille, deputy minister, Housing Department
Baubigny Arsenal.

Your architects, general contractors and association staff can be very proud of their achievements in social housing to date and I can only hope that all tenants and part owners appreciate the high standard.

Tenant feedback sent to Guernsey Housing Association
Clos Gallet, Le Grand Bouet.

Thank you all. It’s simply fantastic. We are both delighted and thrilled with the results so far. Great teamwork.

Sean Cheong
local market extension.

Rihoy & Son has completed a substantial project on our large Victorian house. We have had numerous works done over the last 22 years and Rihoys its contractors have been the best we have dealt with. From management through to apprentice level they have all been very professional, considerate and tidy. On budget and on schedule, they are at the top of our list.

Jonathan & Julie Pearce

Fabulous job, service and workforce. Thank you for our beautiful new home.

Catherine Sinclair-Stott

Directors

Jeremy

Jeremy Rihoy

BA

Jeremy joined Rihoy & Son in 1983 having completed a BA (Hons) in business studies. After working across all aspects of the company, to fully understand the business, Jeremy became a director in 1986. He was promoted to managing director in 1990 and has been chairman since 2003.

Jeremy has led the family business through a period of steady growth and developed it into a financially stable group.

Gavin

Gavin Rihoy

FCIOB

Gavin joined the family business as a trainee quantity surveyor in 1989 having studied building management at Oxford Brookes University. He became a director in 1995 and has been managing director since 2003.

Gavin is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building.

He is responsible for project procurement, client relations and the successful management of construction teams both on and off site.

Steve

Steve Moores

BSc MRICS MCIOB

Steve began his training as a quantity surveyor at 16. He spent 17 years working with building contractors in England before joining Rihoy & Son as a senior quantity surveyor in 2002. Promoted to surveying manager in 2007, Steve joined the board a year later.

With a degree in quantity surveying from Salford University, Steve is a member of both the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building. During his time at Rihoy & Son, he has worked on some of the company’s largest projects including B&Q and Rosaire Court and Gardens.

Peter

Peter Trotter

MBA FMAAT

Peter spent 26 years working as financial director at pharmaceutical manufacturers Simco Ltd before joining Rihoy & Son as company secretary in 2003.

He has successfully upgraded and integrated the financial accounting systems and overseen the installation of an integrated IT system, designed specifically for the construction industry.

Peter holds an MBA and is a fellow member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Dave

Dave Tostevin

As one of the company’s longest serving employees, Dave started at Rihoy & Son as an apprentice over 30 years ago. Dave qualified as a carpenter and joiner and then undertook a course in site management. He has held the positions of site foreman, site manager and project manager. In 2003 he joined the board as contract director.

A qualified first aider and scaffold inspector, Dave is responsible for numerous sites, as well as the company's joinery workshop. His experience is invaluable to the company and its staff.

Dan

Dan Taylor

ICIOB

Educated at Elizabeth College and with a degree in Business Enterprise Development from the University of Portsmouth, Dan Taylor joined Rihoy & Son in 2014 as a Project Manager having previously worked for a local property development and investment firm.

In 2016 Dan formed Rihoy & Son’s Bespoke Projects department, managing the team offering project procurement, estimating, project management, quantity surveying, and client relations roles for domestic and commercial projects. Dan is an Incorporated Member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

Our History

Originally established by John William Rihoy in 1924, the company started working exclusively for the horticulture industry, building and maintaining glasshouses.

The business diversified after World War II when John, affectionately known as Jack, constructed his first carpenter’s shop behind the family home in the Ville Baudu, Vale.

From 1950 until 1990, John Rihoy jnr, Jack’s son, made the business his life's work and took it forward to become one of the most successful building contractors in Guernsey.

In 1958, Rihoy & Son relocated to its current home at Sandy Hook, L’Islet. The business has expanded its operations significantly to include the construction of new housing, domestic extensions, refurbishment, major projects for the finance, hotel and tourist trade, the industrial sector and the States of Guernsey.

The company’s chairman, Jeremy Rihoy, and managing director, Gavin Rihoy, are third generation Rihoys working for the privately owned family company.

John William Rihoy
John William Rihoy
John Rihoy Jnr
John Rihoy Jnr