Alongside the good news that David Wilson Homes is back building and selling homes in Leicestershire, eight Site Managers from its Coalville-based division have won top national awards for quality from the National House Building Council (NHBC).

Locally, Henry Patecki, Tom Czerpak (35) and James Bailey (43) have all won Pride in the Job Quality awards for their work across the housebuilder’s developments in Leicestershire.


Henry, who is based at Wigston Meadows in Wigston, has been working for David Wilson Homes since 1997. This is his 18th Pride in the Job award.


He said: “For me personally, winning this award is the ultimate industry accolade recognising all of the hard work, commitment and massive team effort.

“I’d like to thank my incredibly talented team on site, namely, Ben Jones and Damon Stanley who are my assistants and also a dedicated workforce.


“I would also like to thank my Construction Director, Darren Langton and my Contracts Manager, Ian Bentley, for their continued support.”


Overseeing the construction of David Wilson Homes at Kibworth, Tom joined the housebuilder more than nine years ago and this is his first Pride in the Job award.


The Site Manager, from Barwell, was completing a degree at the same time as managing the development. He said: “It’s great feeling to have won this award as lots of hard work from both myself and my team has paid off.


“I love managing my site, I have a great team around me that all work really hard and want to do the best job that they can. My job is very varied with lots of different people coming together to build a development, my favourite part of this is when a house completes, the resident moves in and are really happy with their new home.”


Also winning his first Pride in the Job Quality award was James, the Site Manager at Fleckney Fields in Fleckney.


James, who’s worked for David Wilson Homes for five years, said: “It’s fantastic that all the hard work and effort the team has put in has been recognised.

“It’s very enjoyable to work at Fleckney Fields as everyone in the team is striving to perform to their best.


“I would like to thank all the lads on site, Alan Wright and Dennis Coleman my assistants. Ivan Towson and Darren Langton for driving us to what we achieved and my wife Marie and family for all their understanding.”


Five other Site Managers have been given the same awards for overseeing sites in Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.


Now in their 40th year, the awards - considered to be the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry” - recognise the very best Site Managers from around the country.


In total, parent company Barratt Developments’ Site Managers won 92 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year, more than every other housebuilder. Barratt has now won more Pride in the Job Quality awards for 16 years in a row, a record unmatched in the industry which shows its commitment to building homes of the highest quality.


Each Site Manager is judged on a range of key criteria including health and safety, their technical knowledge, customer service and attention to detail. Pride in the Job is the most highly regarded competition in the housebuilding industry with just 450 individual winners being chosen from over 11,000 entrants.


John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “Now that we are back building and selling homes again, it is great to see that Henry, Tom and James have been rated amongst the very best Site Managers in the country.


“It’s now more important than ever that customers have confidence in the homes they are buying, and the mark of a Pride in the Job Quality award shows that their home has been built to the highest of standards. We are very proud to have won more of these quality awards than any other housebuilder for 16 years in a row.”

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