The Barr Story
Barr Limited started life in the late nineteenth century as W & J Barr & Sons, a local builder and joiner based in Ayrshire.
In the late 1960s the company expanded into civil engineering and higher value projects.
From the late 1980s to the turn of the century the Company, in the ownership of the Barr family, embarked upon a major expansion and diversification programme that took the Company into areas such as house building, leisure management and retail.
Since 2003 the Company has refocused the approach to its business, having divested itself of non-core activities, and is concentrating on developing its Construction, Manufacturing, Industrial and Environmental divisions.
The Industrial Division's assets include 70 million tonnes of consented mineral reserves while Barr Environmental has over 7m cubic metres of consented landfill.
Barr Construction and Barr Manufacturing are now largely focused on niche markets, offering a complete construction service and specialist areas of expertise to major clients.
Assessing and understanding needs is fundamental to our business development, and key to the success of the services we provide.
Value for money achieved through careful planning, efficient use of resources and tight control of operations will produce a product that meets clients' aspirations.
Consistent delivery of a high quality product, on time and within budget will lead to repeat orders and successful long-term business relationships.