Hofton and Son have nearly 170 years of construction and joinery experience through the successive generations. We have been responsible for the construction or alterations of homes, education facilities, healthcare facilities, historical property, industrial premises, office accommodation are some to name but a few. While our business has changed over the years, the business ethic, experience and capabilities are still very much at heart of the business.

In the last 80 years House building has always been our greatest strength. We have built one off luxury properties through to multiple sized ‘landmark’ large housing estates in the East Midlands which even today remain popular. We use the highest quality materials, systems, trades and consulting professionals needed to build exciting new homes to meet modern thermal and environmental requirements, while maintaining practicality and desirability.

Meet the team...
  • Mark Shouler

    Mark joined Hofton and Son as a Joiner in 1991, he has since worked his way through the ranks to become Managing Director in 2013. Mark is focused on developing the company for the future while maintaining the company ethic of professionalism and solidarity. From a trade background Mark has a very hands on approach to ensure continued success and growth for the company while observing and implementing market, legislative and environmental changes to ensure they are met, while keeping Hofton and Son at the forefront of house building, property development, and property investment.

  • Matthew Marinelli
    Project Surveyor

    Matthew joined the company in 2013 as joiner, showing strong management skills from the start Matthew has progressed to management, responsible for construction management, health safety implementation, consultant liaison, warranty obligations and customer service. Matthew is currently studying his first year of his Quantity Surveying and Construction and Commercial Management Honours Degree.

Please see our developments section for information on existing and future housing and commercial projects coming available.

Steeped in History...

Levi Hofton started as a joinery and undertaker in Beeston, Nottingham, in 1846. The late part of the 19th Century Levi’s son Robert Hofton started general building contracting to add to the already successful joinery and undertaking. Robert’s Son Henry succeeded his father and continued to build the business with more emphasis on joinery for construction with undertaking work being gradually reduced. Richard Shouler entered the business in 1929 as a carpenter and worked his way to co-Director with Harold, Henry’s son and successor, who between them started speculative housing developments which grew to become the core of the business it remains today. 1988 Harold’s son John, and Richard continued to see the business succeed, sadly however the male line of the Hofton Family came to an end in 1989 with John’s early passing.


That same year Richard became company Chairman and Brian, Richard’s son was joined by John Robinson who continued to see the business succeed with considerable housing developments over the East Midlands area. In 2011 Brian retired, leaving Mark, Brian’s son to succeed him as company director with John Robinson. Shortly after this, 2012 saw significant changes with all company resources being concentrated on property developing both housing and commercial. In 2013 John Robinson left the business to leave Mark as Managing Director to take Hofton and Son Ltd successfully into the future.