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1987

Fred Story founded Story Construction

Story Construction was founded by Fred Story in 1987. The business incorporated what is now Story Homes and Story Contracting. Right at the start, Fred was working from a bedroom office in his home, with just three colleagues working with him on a variety of projects in and around Carlisle.

1988

First development completed

Story Construction completed their first ever development of new homes, an exclusive scheme with only four properties in the village of Thurstonfield near Carlisle.

1989

Twelve colleagues employed

Nine more colleagues joined Fred Story’s team, taking the headcount for Story Construction to 12.

1990

Won our first award for housing

We won our first award for housing on a 12-house scheme at Moorhouse village for 'Quality in the Residential Environment' from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

2001

Story Homes was formed

As Story Construction starts to place more and more emphasis on building high quality homes, the business splits into two distinct parts and Story Homes is formed.

2011

Named Best Developer in the UK

Premier Guarantee, a warranty provider, name Story Homes as the best Developer in the UK.

2011

1000th sale!

Story Homes 1000th customers purchase a brand new home and were presented with a gift from Story Homes.

2011

UK Property Awards

Story Homes takes three top UK Property Awards for Edmondson Close in Brampton, Cumbria, Summerpark in Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway and Magellan Park in Whitehaven, Cumbria.

2012

Story Homes 25th Anniversary

Story Homes and sister business Story Contracting celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a fun day for all colleagues and their families, a thank you from Fred Story to his loyal workforce.

2014

Steve Errington becomes Chief Executive

With Steve Errington now taking control of the day to day running of Story Homes, Fred Story steps up to the role of Chairman of the Board for Story Homes. Fred remains as Chief Executive of Story Contracting.

2015

Story Homes moves to new headquarters in Carlisle

Story Homes sees its head office staff move to Story House at Kingmoor Park. With a state-of-the-art building, the business ensures that its ready for continued growth and success.

2015

Chancellor officially opens headquarters in Carlisle

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne cuts the ribbon and officially opens Story House.

2015

Prime Minister visits High Wood, Lancaster

PM David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, don high viz jackets and boots to visit the award-winning development in Lancaster. Mr Cameron took time out lay a brick and the couple admired and remarked upon the high quality Story Homes product.

2016

HBF Award three years running

Story Homes scooped a five-star rating for customer satisfaction at a prestigious industry award for the third year in a row.

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