Company History

Following the end of World War II, three Harris brothers by the names of George, Fred and Ern combined their skills to form a family building service. Through time, the company’s stature and reputation as a quality local builder began to increase.

By the late 1980s, Harris Brothers & Collard were renowned as a local housing developer, working on both private venture developments as well as directly for the local councils. Many of the local housing estates within Bridgwater and the local villages were built by the company.

Posters and letters that show the company history for Harris Bros

After this time, the recession had a big impact on housing prices and demand. As a result, the company slowly began to transition into contracting. Some of our legacy projects known to many include: 

  • The construction of Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton
  • The major regeneration of Angel Crescent in Bridgwater
  • The re-siting of Admiral Blake Statue in Bridgwater
  • The construction of St. Francis Church
  • The construction of Bridgwater Catholic Church

The company has always maintained its structure as a family-run local business and is now into its fourth generation.


With a direct link along the M5 corridor, we are centrally located for all of our operations across the South West.

Our company continues to operate from our Head Office, yard and joinery shop in the heart of Bridgwater. We directly employ many local skilled craftsmen to ensure our works are always to the highest of quality.


Map of the south west