Jensen Construction




Established in 1985 Jensen Construction Limited is a company which specialises in offering a quality building service to industrial, commercial and private clients throughout the North East.

Jensen Construction site operatives and management attended at asbestos awareness course on Wednesday 9th December at Primrose CA. Asbestos Training

Left to right : Nicky Wood with Gordon Ramm, Robert Milne and their “Gold” awards, and  Norman Jensen Two employees of Jensen Construction Ltd of South Shields are celebrating 20 years’ long service with the family-run business.

Foreman bricklayer Robert Milne and labourer Gordon Ramm have been with the company almost from the beginning. Both joined in 1987 and to mark the occasion the company arranged a celebration “Builder’s Ball”.

Colleagues, family and friends joined them and there was a surprise presentation to the “Golden Boys”. In the spirit of the evening, Robert was presented with a “Golden” trowel set in a brick and Gordon received a “Golden” wheelbarrow, complete with bell and headlight for safety!

Established in 1985, the company incorporated as Jensen Construction Ltd in 1999. Managing Director, Norman Jensen, said :”We have a good team of mainly long-serving employees and we are delighted to have had this opportunity to mark their loyalty and hard work. Robert and Gordon have made an excellent contribution to our reputation and achievements since 1987.”


Foreman joiner Carl Soderlund is pictured here with management of Jensen Construction Ltd celebrating his 60 years in the industry.
South Shields-based Jensen Construction Ltd and their oldest employee have shown that they are already ahead of the new age discrimination employment legislation.

Foreman joiner Carl Soderlund has recently celebrated 60 years in the construction industry and Jensen Construction Ltd marked the occasion with a special party with staff and employees of all ages.

Carl joined the firm five years ago at the age of 69, long after most workers in the construction industry would have handed in their tools. Now at the age of 74 Carl has reached the remarkable milestone of 60 years working as a joiner.

He started work as an apprentice joiner at the age of 14 with Gus Bailey building the shops at Fallow Road, South Shields. Recently, as part of a Jensen Construction Ltd revitalisation contract he was working on the same shops he helped to build back then.

Carl, who lives in South Shields, was joined by family, friends and work colleagues at a celebration social evening where he was presented with a joiner’s saw suitably mounted on a wooden plinth. When giving advice and guidance to younger colleagues Carl is often heard to start with “In all of my 60 years in the construction industry……”

Managing Director Norman Jensen said : “Carl has clocked up a remarkable record of long service in the construction industry and he is a well liked and much respected member of the Jensen Construction team. Long may he continue to work with us.”

“Older people have a wealth of skills, knowledge and experience and it is wonderful that we have already put into practice exactly what the new age discrimination legislation is seeking to do.”



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