Dave, who lives in nearby Cullompton, has taken on the role of project manager for Edenstone Homes at The Orchards.
Over the course of two years, he’ll oversee the construction of 60 new homes on land off Higher Town.
“Working for Edenstone at The Orchards excites me,” Dave said.
“This isn’t a high-volume development – this is special. It’s a quality development of 60 homes, including some render and some traditional stone houses. I feel lucky to have been asked to be the project manager. I’m proud to put my name to the development.”
Dave is a veteran, having served in 45 Commando of the Royal Marines, including in the Falklands. When he came out of the Forces he initially worked for his father, before going on to work for a number of national and regional housebuilders.
Running sites with military precision has helped Dave win more than a dozen industry awards throughout his career. These include the regional NHBC Pride in the Job award, several Seals of Excellence and “Quality” accolades. He’s also received health and safety awards.
Work at The Orchards is progressing well with infrastructure and plot works underway.
Dave will oversee up to 40 people working on the site at a time. It’s anticipated that the first residents will move in this winter.
Local subcontractors have been appointed to work on the scheme. The site carpenter lives in Sampford Peverell and the plumber is from only a few miles away. A local resident has also been employed to staff the gate of the development.
Over 200 people have already registered their interest in the homes, which are due to be released for sale this summer. It’s anticipated the first residents will be able to move into their new homes in the winter.