at Monument Quarry
Ham and Doulting Stone, was set up on 1st Dec 1992 and is jointly owned & run by father and son team, Richard & Zak England. Based in Somerton, Somerset, England it is an evergrowing family business which is known globally for its quality stone.
Richard England's first foray into the stone industry was in the early 1960's working in demolition and stone reclamation. This led to the founding of 'Richard England UK' which in turn became 'Ham And Doulting Stone Co.' in the early-90's. Their first big job was being involved in the construction of the Quedam Centre, Yeovil, Somerset in the 1980's.
Zak joined his Father in the business 23 years ago and together they have grown Ham & Doulting into the company it is today. With his background in mechanical engineering, primarily learned on the tools, Zak is very much “hands on” and can usually be found at the controls of the myriad quarrying plant, behind the wheel of the lorry collecting block or installing new machinery in the factory. Never frightened to get his hands dirty, and with a strong work ethic, as Managing Director Zak leads from the front and is always on the lookout for new opportunities to grow and improve the company.
Richard began his career in the early 60’s starting out with his father who was in the building industry. He has met some amazing people on his ‘stone’ journey and visited many places. His love affair with stone still continues to this day.
Bob started out in the building trade and from there moved on to be a local quarry manager and mine manager. In 2009 he settled at Ham & Doulting to run the busy stone yard in Charlton Adam. With many years of varied experience, Bob is a key member of our team.
With well over 35 years’ experience, Chris has worked in all aspects of the stone industry. Although well versed in the restoration and conservation of historic buildings, Chris has been involved in numerous modern stone projects, both domestic and commercial. Primarily concerned with the commercial and technical side of the Company, Chris gets involved with all projects from the outset providing advice on costing, detailing and the installation of the stone elements.
Ann is responsible for the smooth running of the administration and finance within the company. Please contact Ann for any accounting queries and she will be happy to help.
Shane, Andy, JJ, Paul, PJ and Dingle complete the team at our Tout yard in Charlton Adam. They are all experienced sawyers and operate their own machines on site.
Mark and Ben are our experienced team of masons on site at Tout Quarry.