Jeremy Cropper

J C Construction (previously J C property maintenance) was founded in 2003 by Jeremy Cropper (Jerry)

Jerry has a wealth of experience in the construction industry. "Born and bred" in Cornwall, he studied further education in Computer Science before serving an apprenticeship as a precision engineer (toolmaker).

Jerry then became part of a team, sub-contracted to South West Water, who were responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of many sewage works and water treatment sites. Work included; Structutal steel erection and cladding of tanks, groundworks, general building, steps, handrailing and security, and general repairs. All parts were made in the workshop and Jerry gained experience in welding and fabrication as well as improving his machining work.

In 1999, Jerry moved to Wiltshire and took another engineering position for a local company involved in the design and building of ultra-sonic scanning equipment for aircraft parts. This included trips to India, Holland and Ireland for installation and testing of such equipment.

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Jerry furthered his engineering career in 2002 by taking a position for a local company working with CNC and semi-CNC machines - five minutes walk from his home in Box, Wiltshire.

This allowed Jerry to begin working on his own home planning a loft conversion and an extension with the help of a local architect. Unable to phsically install the necessary steels and undertake the project himself, Jerry called on the expertise and experience of a well respected builder, M. E Walsh and Sons (Mickey).

Impressed with the preparatory works, Mickey asked why Jerry was not working for himself. After careful consideration, Jerry handed in his notice and setup his own business doing what he loved most.

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Jerry continued with his business for several years, undertaking small projects including working for a kitchen company in Bristol. He gained qualifactions in electrical installation and basic plumbing to compliment his knowledge of domestic properties. Jerry continued working alongside Mickey and his team on many building projects including extensions and new-builds. He gleaned experience in brick, block and stonework as well as fitting every kitchen and hanging every door for Mickey!

In 2011, Mickey Walsh was tragically killed (non-work related) which shook the world of his family and the hundreds of people that had come to know and love him in his 30+ years of building works.

Jerry continued to work with Garry King (Mickey's 'right-hand man') and his son Michael to finish the building works that were in progress. Garry took over the business, still retaining the name in his company G.R King / M.E Walsh and Sons.

Jerry moved to the Cotswolds in 2012 where he has settled with his wife and family and changed company name to J C Construction to reflect more accurately the nature of his business and the projects undertaken. He continues to work with Garry and Michael as well as other local trades.

Jerry takes huge pride in all his work "commited to providing the highest quality workmanship" - the least he can do in memory of Mickey.

"Mickey the Brickie, the best in the west, he laid them and slayed them and now he's at rest..."