Derek Bertram named construction manager at Muir Homes
Fife-based housebuilder Muir Homes has appointed Derek Bertram as construction manager.
Part of the Muir Group, the family-run firm has more than 45 years of experience building new homes across Scotland.
As construction manager, Derek will be responsible for leading the construction team at Muir Homes, delivering high-quality homes on seven sites across the country.
Derek brings over 35 years of industry experience in the housebuilding sector. In previous roles, he has been responsible for seeing high-value housing projects through to completion for a wide range of clients. Derek joins Muir Homes from a similar role at Walker Group - where he worked with the current managing director of Muir Homes, Paul McKay. He also worked as construction director for Westerwood Homes between 1998 and 2010.
Muir Homes has strengthened its team to support its aim of building sustained profits in an ethical manner over the long term. Despite the lockdown period affecting the ability to complete and handover new homes, Muir Homes reported a profit of £586,000. The business aims to create 155 houses this year and Muir is active on seven sites across the country.
The appointment comes as Muir Homes continues to win new contracts across Scotland, building on its 9th consecutive year of profitable trading.
Commenting on the new appointment, Paul McKay said: “We are delighted to have Derek on board as we continue to implement our plans to build and sustain profits for the business in the long term. At a time when the sector is suffering from a chronic skills shortage, Derek brings a wealth of experience across the housing sector.
“Having worked with him previously, I am confident that he will elevate the team with his hands-on approach and play a crucial role in growing the business, which will bring employment opportunities and other community benefits across the central belt, and beyond.”
Derek Bertram added: “It’s an exciting time for Muir Homes and there is an opportunity for me to help expand the business and deliver crucial house building services to meet client demand. I am enthusiastic about offering innovative solutions to clients and helping the team to achieve great results at all stages of their careers. These are core values that I want to bring to my new role at Muir Homes as a family-run housebuilder. I’m looking forward to working with the team to produce great work and realise the company’s growth ambitions.”