About Us

Durman Stearn is a family owned business with its roots being firmly established in the East Anglia region. The business began its life in 1979 when John Durman founded the company under its original name of “John Durman Construction Ltd”. In 1983 John was reunited with a former colleague, Edgar Stearn, and the company was renamed as Durman Stearn (Civil Engineering) Ltd and both remain active in the business today.

Over the last three decades the company has grown in stature to become one of the most successful and well-respected civil engineering and groundworks contractors in the region, providing services to a wide range of clients.

The Durman Stearn Group of companies was formed in 2014. The Group is now a second generation family owned and managed business with the addition of John and Edgar’s sons to the Board of Directors. With Allan Stearn, Richard Durman and Andrew Durman complimenting the rest of the Senior Management Team the Group is well placed to serve its clients for many more years. Our Managing Director, Mark Boyle, has served the company for almost 30 years building exceptional relationships with our Customers ensuring that they receive excellent service and communication.

The Group currently employs approximately 150 members of staff, both office and site based, alongside a number of specialist sub-contractors. All of our employees hold qualifications and certification appropriate to their roles within the organisation, in both technical and safety issues. Our ground workers are trained, as appropriate, with the relevant qualifications for all vehicles, equipment and tools they operate; and all construction site visiting staff are approved to the appropriate CITB /CSCS/CPCS status.

Our Senior Management team, board of Directors and dedicated staff members have years of experience and knowledge in various types of construction works within the Civil Engineering and Groundwork sector; from the smallest domestic projects to large infrastructure contracts,  we have grown to provide a range of services across East Anglia and beyond. The team place a large emphasis on developing long term relationships based upon honesty, integrity and a proven track record of maintaining the highest levels of build quality whilst consistently achieving a timely delivery, often in the most challenging circumstances and conditions.

With offices in Cottenham, just outside Cambridge,  the company is located right at the heart of the region and is well placed to uphold its proud reputation amongst both its valued clients and the wider community.