Probus Construction’s team comprises a set of dedicated and talented construction professionals with a wealth of experience in all sectors.

We are extremely selective about our staff not only to ensure that they have the breadth of knowledge and experience to complete our projects but also to ensure they have commitment to our customers, supply chain and can uphold the ethos of our business. They are able to have fun, enjoy their work and ensure that customers are valued and listened to.


   Steve Ellis – Managing Director

Steve has over 25 years' experience in the construction industry. He has a BTEC National Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical engineering, a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering Commercial Management and is a Chartered Builder.

Steve started his career in Civil Engineering, building bridges, sheet piling, marine revetment works and network rail contracts before moving into construction with a locally based company for 17 years, as Commercial Director. He has a very good technical knowledge along with excellent commercial skills which makes a big difference when value engineering a project.

Steve has strong experience of working in all sectors of the construction industry including commercial, residential, health, education, food, retail and transport. He also has a strong focus on customer relationships, satisfaction and believes supply chain partnering is the route to a quality end product.

His main focus and vision is to continue to build Probus Construction into a forward thinking Construction business where the team can have fun, be listened to and put the customer first.


   Mark Preston - Estimator

Mark has over 25 year’s experience as an estimator in the construction industry and has an ONC and HNC in Civil engineering. His career started in civil engineering pricing jobs involving estate roads infrastructure, drainage, sewage/water treatment works, bridges, traffic calming schemes and tunnelling. He then switched to the building industry, pricing large retail units and offices before moving on to pricing large housing developments. As well as new builds, he has the ability and experience to tackle complicated refurbishment jobs. Mark also has experience in pricing small and general works jobs and building and civil engineering  jobs from £100 to 15 million.

Mark has built up a good relationship over the years with the local subcontractors and supply chain within the area. He has worked in all sectors of the construction industry and in particular working on RAF jobs and maintenance contracts around the country.

Mark has recently been involved in a more active role and progressed to surveying his own jobs which he has priced and has very good customer relationship skills and is highly motivated to achieving high customer satisfaction and ensuring the that the projects are delivered on time. 


   Geoff Sear ACIOB - Business Development

Geoff works for Probus on a formal part-time basis generating new work opportunities and expanding on our existing relationships. Geoff has spent more than 30 years in the industry, firstly as a time-served Estimator Surveyor with a large main contractor in London and the last 20 years working in Business Development / Bid Writing capacities for two national builders.

Geoff firmly believes his commercial understanding of the construction industry has been a tremendous help when talking with clients and consultants about the individual challenges of their projects. Equally, they appreciate that Geoff will always ensure their requirements are understood, relayed and acted upon.

Geoff’s favourite B.D. saying is that every single conversation results in a move forward so he welcomes your call.


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