Our History


AJC started from humble beginnings 20 years ago to now being one of the most respected suppliers of subcontract carpenters within the industry.

1998
AJC Carpentry Project - Charles Church Marlow

First major roofing contract won

With Charles Church, Wethered Park, Marlow

A J Cooke Carpentry Ltd was formed

By Andrew Cooke in June of 1998

1999

Second major house builder contract won

with Taylor Woodrow, Alton

2000

New major house builder contract won

Galliford Try Homes, soon to be Linden homes

2001

Opened our first Hartley Wintney office

At Monachus House

2002
One of AJC Carpentry's projects - apartments

Start of an 8 year, 11 phase project

At Grand Union Village, valued at £2.7 million

2003
AJC Project - Laing Homes, Teddington lasting 3 years

First 100+ units contract won

For Laing Homes, Teddington lasting 3 years

2004

First multiphase £0.75M contract won

For Linden Try Homes, Knowle Village, Fareham

2005

Won our 100th site

Taylor Woodrow, Dowles Green Farm, Wokingham

2006
AJC Carpentry - Berkeley Homes Royal Clarence Yard

First site for Berkeley

Royal Clarence Yard, Gosport

2007
AJC Carpentry - Alencon House, Basingstoke

375 plot 5 year contract won

Biggest ever on a single phase site – Alencon House, Basingstoke

2008

First site for Bovis Homes

4 phases won over 5 years

2009
AJC Carpentry - Berkeley Kennet Island

Longest ever site commences

Berkeley Kennet Island, 13 Phases to date

2010
First major site for Cala with AJC Carpentry

First major site for Cala

Ickenham South, 112 units lasting 3 years

2011

NHBC Gold award winning site

226 units for Cala, Watford

2012
600 plot contract won by AJC Carpentry - Taylor Wimpey Development

600 plot contract won

For Taylor Wimpey, Andover

Dane Keenleyside became Commercial Director

2013

Over 300 unit contract won

For Crest Nicholson, Wokingham, 2013 to date

2014
Bellway Minley Site Map - AJC Carpentry

150 unit contract won

For Bellway, Minley, 2014 to date

50th apprentice employed

Continuing our training commitment

2015
Bewley Cavendish Park - AJC Carpentry

First 100+ site for Bewley

Cavendish Park, Wokingham

2016

Installation of new bespoke IT system

Pioneering innovation in our industry

2017

New client won

Redrow Homes, Basingstoke

2018
Champagne Glasses

Celebrating 20 Years in Business!