Our History

Who are we?

We are family….

We pride ourselves on being a family business.

Founded by Jack Jehu in the 1930s, we have grown from humble beginnings to become one of Wales’ largest independently owned construction companies.

Despite our size, we are still a family business at heart.

Whether you are a staff member, consultant, advisor, sub-contractor or supplier, you are all part of the extended Jehu team delivering for our customers.

We are extremely proud of what we have achieved over the last 80 years.

Who We Are: Our History
The first Mickey Mouse cartoon released
1930s
Jack Jehu starts out as a jobbing builder before Mothballing his business to join up in the army
French team banned from the 5 nations Rugby
Only 55% of households had indoor plumbing
1940s
Jack Jehu restarts business battling against materials rationing. René Jehu is born
5 Nations is cancelled
1958 Wales in World Cup Finals
1950s
The Company undertakes its first speculative housing development project
Over 250,000 Council houses built a year
1966 England win World Cup
1960s
Marc Jehu is born. Jehu undertakes its first speculative housing development project.
UK House building peaked at over 400,000 a year
Bjorn Borg wins 5 consecutive Wimbledon titles
1970s
Simon Jehu is born. Jehu starts first £1m contract for over 100 homes.
House price inflation peaks at 36%
Council Housing 'Right To Buy' policy introduced
1980s
Marc and Simon Jehu join the company
Torvill and Dean's Belero world champions with perfect 6s'
1997 Referendum creates Welsh Devolution
1990s
MTV launches in the UK - who remembers the opening song?
Rene Jehu hands over the Managing Director role to Marc and Simon Jehu. The company breaks through the £5m Turnover barrier
Cardiff Bay Barrage officiall opened
2001
Waterstone Homes established with Simon Jehu as Managing Director
Human Genopme pubnlished for 1st time
The country celebrates the Queen's Golden Jubilee
2002
Jehu Project services breaks through the £10m turnover mark
Scooby Doo hits the big screen
Waterstone Estates Formed
2003
Britney and Christina kissed Madonna :o
House prices across Wales soar by 24.6% in a year
Leona Lewis wins X Factor
2006
Turnover exceeds £20m. Waterstone Estates build Waterton Park and Company builds and moves into new headquarters
Time Magazine's Man of the Year is....... YOU!! (What's that about!?)
Jehu Group formed bringing the operating companies together
2008
Financial crisis sees banks and building societies bailed out by Governments
66% of homes are owner occupied
Group turnover breaks through £30m turnover mark
2011
Swansea City reach premier league
The Great Jehu Bake Off!!
Is it a bird....? a plane....?
2013
Jehu launch Chairtable Property Triathlon
Wales snatch 6 nation's victory, beating England 30-3
Llamau named as Jehu Charity of the Year
2015
Group Turnover breaks through £40m for first time
Wales reach Quarter Finals of Euros
2016
Waterstone Homes wins two Telegraph Best Developments Awards
Jehu Group publish their vision and values
Our new website is launched
2017
The story continues...
Exciting growth plans for 2017/18
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