Since 2000, the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust has been providing financial support to improve the livelihoods and opportunities of some of the world's most impoverished and marginalised communities. Chiuzira Education and Development Centre in Malawi, southeastern Africa, is one such project that has benefitted from the Trust's support, which has triggered additional funding from other development partners, including the Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development Commission. This report highlights how valuable funds from the Guernsey Overseas Aid & Development Commission have helped overcome a severe shortage of school classrooms.
Posted: 18 December 2018
‘Construction & Civil Engineering’ is an industry leading magazine. A recent issue carried an in-depth article about Rihoy & Son, interviewing Projects Director, Dan Taylor, and reviewing a number of significant building projects undertaken by the company over the last few years.
Posted: 17 August 2018
The refectory build at Elizabeth College was a logistically difficult build to carry out. The brief was to add a new floor on to an existing two storey building dating from the 1500s with the build having to take place whilst the 570 pupils and staff went about their daily school lives. This meant all construction vehicles and workers had to be on site before the school opened each day and not leave until the school day had ended.Read more
Posted: 9 October 2017
Finding ourselves the only team to enter this years North Show Tug of War contest, we split the difference and became two competing teams, with 5vs5 evenly matched against each other.
It was a close call but in the end, Rihoy A came out on top, with Rihoy B a worthy second. Congratulations to everyone involved.
Posted: 25 August 2017
Rihoy & Son has sponsored Guernsey’s Island Games triathlete star, Magda Puzio, since 2014 and has seen her strength and performance grow impressively over the last 3 years, culminating with a good result at the recent Island Games, in Gotland.Read more
Posted: 14 August 2017
Rihoy & Son proudly constructed the new Cobo Community Centre to replace the old St Matthew's Church Hall.
Two years after the project's completion, we caught up with Chairman Colin Guilbert to learn about the impact of the new building.Read more
Posted: 27 July 2017
We're delighted GreenAcres, a much-needed specialist dementia care home, has now opened its doors and that as the main contractor on the project, we were able to deliver the build on time, and to specification.Read more
Posted: 10 February 2017
All structural work was completed in August 2016. The four classrooms were finally handed over to the School Administration, School Management Committee and the Parent Teacher Association on 6th September 2016. Standard 7 and 8 pupils occupied the Classrooms( the 2016-2017 school year started on 5th September). This report provides a final update on the activities that were done with the financial support received from the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust.
Posted: 17 October 2016
Chiuzira Education and Development Centre (CEDC) received funding of £10,000.00 from the Ellen Rihoy Trust for the construction of classrooms at Chiuzira School at the beginning of March 2016. We started to procure materials and equipment in March upon receipt of the funds. However, due to some logistical problems, the construction could not start immediately. Construction started on 8th April 2016. So far, one block of two classrooms is at window level. It is anticipated that construction of this block will be complete before the end of the month.Read more
Posted: 27 May 2016
The Ellen Jane Rihoy block is the girls' dormitory at Endana school in Laikipia, Kenya. This is the first girls' dormitory that the school has had. It has transformed educational opportunities for girls from pastoralist communities in Laikipia, providing for the first time an opportunity for over 100 girls to attend the secondary school. Construction was financed by the EJ Rihoy Trust and Guernsey Overseas Aid. The EJ Rihoy Trust also provides bursaries for bright but impoverished children to attend this secondary school in Laikipia. The school decided to name the block in honour of Ellen Jane Rihoy, a frequent visitor and long time supporter of the school.
Posted: 11 November 2015
As main contractor for the Cobo Community Centre project, Rihoy & Son were pleased to receive a mention in this recent letter from Colin Guilbert – the Centre’s Former Director.
Posted: 4 November 2015
Rihoy & Son supports a wide range of island sport initiatives, and was delighted to hear from one of the Guernsey College Football Academy players it has sponsored recently.Read more
Posted: 18 September 2015
The Cobo Community Centre is a project close to the company’s heart, so we are delighted that it will shortly open and be enjoyed by the community. All funds for this £1.4m parish project were raised from local businesses, individuals and community initiatives, including a £10,000 donation from the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust.Read more
Posted: 22 July 2015
Le Reposoir, one of our domestic developments, was featured recently in Timber Windows magazine for its overall quality and craftsmanship. You can view the article here (courtesy of Timber Windows Channel Islands).
Photographs courtesy of Timber Windows Channel Islands
Posted: 22 April 2015
Rihoy & Son prides itself on a job well done and the team are always heartened to receive a letter of commendation from a happy client.Read more
Posted: 25 February 2015
The first phase of Le Grand Courtil development was completed at the end of 2014 and many residents moved into their apartments before Christmas time.
The development, undertaken by Rihoy & Son in partnership with Guernsey Housing Association, HSSD and the Housing Department, provides independent living accommodation for those across the community who need extra care.Read more
Posted: 24 February 2015
After being granted £100,000 by the Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission in May 2014, the Kenyan charity project, supported by the Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust, has already made significant progress.Read more
Posted: 24 February 2015
Guernsey construction firm Rihoy & Son has donated another container to the Tumaini Fund, a charity that seeks to alleviate the terrible suffering of AIDS widows and orphans in Kagera, the most north-westerly province of Tanzania. The container will be filled with medical equipment, educational resources, reconditioned computers, hand-knitted items, books, clothes and other essential items.Read more
Posted: 27 November 2014
Rihoy & Son has extended its involvement with local sport and announced the sponsorship of Island Games triathlon team member Magdalena Puzio. Jersey 2015 will be Magda’s first Island Games appearance and she is training hard to consolidate her recent local success.
Posted: 20 November 2014
The latest vehicle to join Rihoy & Son’s busy fleet will take on material and plant collections and deliveries to building sites across Guernsey.
The new vehicle, an Isuzu Forward N75.150 Euro 6 Spec, was supplied by Rabeys and joins a fleet comprising a Fiat Ducato used by the joinery workshop, a Vauxhall Combo, a Nissan Cabstar tipper and a Ford Connect van.
Posted: 19 November 2014
Work has started on the former GT Cars site on Les Bas Courtils Road, St Sampson with Rihoy & Son appointed as the main contractor. The mixed-use development is situated along one of Guernsey’s busiest thoroughfares between the north of the island and St Peter Port.
Posted: 19 November 2014
Rihoy & Son went back to school this summer to ensure Vale Primary was ready for the new term. The work started in April and was finished at the end of August ready for the start of the school year.
Vale Primary School has merged with St. Sampson’s Infant School and the increase in pupil numbers meant the school needed to expand and refurbish some areas. The infant school will now have a three-form entry and teachers and staff from St. Sampson’s have also moved over to Vale.Read more
Posted: 24 September 2014
Monday 21 September was a milestone in the building of the new Cobo Community Centre, when Rihoy & Son starts the first stage of demolishing the existing structure. Plans to replace the existing St Matthew’s Church Hall have been in development for over 10 years and after a successful start to the fundraising campaign the vision is finally becoming a reality.Read more
Posted: 24 September 2014
As Guernsey’s leading building contractor Rihoy & Son plays an active role in the local community. As well as sponsoring grass-roots football and making donations to worthy causes, the construction firm can often be seen lending a helping hand around the Bailiwick.Read more
Posted: 15 September 2014
Rihoy & Son has been North AC's main sponsor since 2003, supporting both the senior team and the mini's. It's been a busy summer at the club and the players are looking forward to the 2014/15 season. Gary Cortez, the club's president gave us this update.Read more
Posted: 1 September 2014
Posted: 25 August 2014
Leading design agency Betley Whitehorne Image has recently showcased its work for Rihoy & Son on the company's website highlighting some of the distinctive marketing produced.
Creative Director, Piet Whitehorne, explained, "We share important values of quality and professionalism with our client. The work we produce reflects this approach and is extensively used across all media, advertising, print and digital. As creators of the Rihoy & Son brand we fully understand the creative approach required and are proud to profile this work."
Posted: 25 July 2014
Rihoy & Son has been nominated for an excellence award by one of the UK’s leading providers of structural warranty and insurance services.
Premier Guarantee selected Le Grand Courtil for the large developments category of The Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards 2014, which is open to developments comprising of more than 50 units.Read more
Posted: 16 July 2014
With the States of Guernsey having at last started to focus on the need for economic diversity on the island, the completion of a development of two new industrial buildings at the Barras Lane Industrial Estate is a welcome sign of confidence in local industry.Read more
Posted: 11 July 2014
The luxury One St Julian’s Avenue development in St Peter Port was officially opened on Friday 20 June. Guests commended the developers on the design, quality and spaciousness of the development as they celebrated the completion of the 29 local market apartments and three open market penthouses. Hundreds of people were shown around the development including the spectacular central courtyard and stunning show apartment.Read more
Posted: 4 July 2014
Rue Jamouneau, a Guernsey Housing Association development in partnership with the Housing Department, has been completed on time and within budget by construction firm Rihoy & Son.
The completion of the 80 properties at Rue Jamouneau marks the culmination of the regeneration of the old social housing estates in the Bouet.Read more
Posted: 23 May 2014
The Elizabeth College 1st XI football has reached the Guernsey FA Cup semi-final.
The College 1st XI football team will play Rangers FC at Northfield on Friday 16 May.
It is rare for the Elizabeth College team to have reached such a stage of the competition, which otherwise consists of top Priaulx league teams.Read more
Posted: 16 May 2014
JW Rihoy & Son has sponsored two Guernsey College Football Academy players to contribute towards the cost of their travel to off island matches and development opportunities offered by the academy.Read more
Posted: 16 April 2014
Rihoy & Son is one of Guernsey’s longest established building contractors; family owned and run for the past 90 years.
With more than 180 staff, the company not only offers apprenticeships predominantly in carpentry, trowel trade and painting and decorating, but also provides A-level graduates with BTECs in site engineering and quantity surveying.
Posted: 2 April 2014
The Primary School at Chiuzira Education & Development Centre is now fully operational with a total enrollment of 2,000 pupils and 33 qualified teachers.
Chiuzira Education and Development Centre (CEDC) is a community-based organisation established in 2000. It is located in Chiuzira Village about 10km east of Lilongwe, the capital city in Malawi. The CEDC has received support from The Ellen Jane Rihoy Trust since 2007.Read more
Posted: 2 April 2014
One, St Julian’s Avenue is now in its final stage of construction.
The former Vauxlaurens Brewery site, once completed, will house 29 luxury one, two and three-bedroom Local Market apartments and 3 Open Market penthouses offering spectacular views over the islands.
Rihoy & Son, as main contractor, is currently working on the internal fit out which forms the majority of the landmark development’s final phase.Read more
Posted: 26 March 2014
Rue Clouet has been shortlisted in the Guernsey Design Awards 2014. The Guernsey Housing Association project was designed by architects Create and built by JW Rihoy & Son.
Rue Clouet marked phase one in the redevelopment of the Bouet housing estate to create one and two bedroom apartments, which are aimed at the older generation. A residents’ meeting room was built at the heart of the project.Read more
Posted: 28 February 2014
Fermain House, one of our domestic developments, was featured in Flybe's inflight magazine for its quality and craftsmanship. You can view the article in Flybe Uncovered below (courtesy of Bonsai Group).
Posted: 17 January 2014
Rihoy & Son was the main contractor for the radical renovation of Moores Hotel's kitchen. Environmental concerns and good working conditions for staff were at the heart of this project.
The renovation was featured in GBG magazine.
Posted: 15 January 2014