The overriding motivation in starting up the business was to create something that was successful in disrupting the status quo that exists within the construction industry. The construction industry has many flaws and the founder Nick Evans saw the chance to exploit this and make a difference, especially in Mid-Wales where job opportunities in this sector are scarce especially for young people. Another major factor for the founders was being able to exploit their own skills and push them to the extreme, knowing that implementing a high growth strategy was going to be an emotional rollercoaster that would sap a huge amount of time and energy. Mid-Wales is an area where job opportunities in this sector are scarce, especially for young people, so being able to create job opportunities and wealth for job seekers was a hugely motivating factor.

Success Factor

At EvaBuild, the customer is always put first and the company makes a real effort to fully understand their requirements, budgets and circumstances. Over the company’s history, it has demonstrated a strong track record of completing significant contracts on budget, on time and to the highest standards. It also provides professional site surveys, ground investigations and a project management service. The most significant success factor has been the appointment of key staff as the foundations of Evabuild’s success to date is attributable to those that work for the business. It has a fantastic team who share and buy into the firm’s values and through a mix of luck and good timing, a number of young, high calibre and passionate people were attracted to the company. High growth has only been achievable through being able to finance the work as the business has grown from nothing and without any external borrowing and therefore managing finances with meticulous detail soon became critical. Finally, passion and dedication has been a major feature with employees literally giving their all to make the company what it is.

The Future

The company’s growth plan is to consolidate as Evabuild has a core identity and a set of values that connects it with clients and future growth may endanger this. Maintaining these values that are intrinsically associated with the brand is paramount to the continuing success of the business. The EvaBuild brand name was originally set up so that it could be used to create ‘’sister’’ companies and this was further realised in 2018 with the incorporation of EvaBuild Developments. There are plans to monitor some niche markets and when the time is right, other new companies will be established to service these markets.