Meet The Team

The Team

Our team has a hugely diverse set of skills but we share a common goal – to make buildings and the people in those buildings happy, and to keep our clients happy.

  • James Lovell
    Managing Director

    James steers both D Hammond and sister company Darenth Valley and is ultimately responsible for the companies' performance and direction.


  • Paul Nixon
    Financial Director

    Paul works closely alongside James and the management teams, assisting in planning and managing budgets and looking for financial improvements across the group.

  • Gerry Goonan
    Contracts Director

    As Contracts Director, Gerry takes responsibility for all operational aspects of the business; managing the estimating team to produce tender submissions, ensuring cost-effectiveness for the client and working closely with Neil and Tim on client co-ordination and service delivery. Gerry also has overall responsibility for health and safety management across all D Hammond projects.


  • Neil De Havilland
    Senior Contracts Manager

    Neil is responsible for the project delivery including site management, planning all work in accordance with health and safety compliance, financial management and overseeing the technical running of D Hammond projects.

  • Maria Paiva
    Assistant Quantity Surveyor

    Maria, who is from Portugal, is a qualified quantity surveyor but has taken an assistant quantity surveyor role with us in order to improve her English. She assists with estimating and works with Gerry and Neil on financial cost control on D Hammond projects.

  • Claire Nixon
    Financial Controller

    Claire ensures accounts and invoices are settled within terms, and is also responsible for salaries and sub-contractor partners payments.


Join our team

Combined management experience of maintenance has resulted in a company with the ability and resources to provide a service for all building services requirements projects and small works, fabric works and maintenance.

A great opportunity for young people and adults to build a rewarding career

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We're proud to hold the following accreditations.


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