MEET THE FOUNDERS

Lee Courage

Lee Courage

It was during his time working as a Civil Engineer that Lee became increasingly frustrated at hiring contractors for projects only to find they didn’t have the specialist knowledge and skills required to complete complex concrete repairs to the standards required.

During his 8 years in the Bridge & Design Office at Dorset County Council, 3.5 years at the Design Consulting Office at Cornwall County Council and finally 3 years at Mott MacDonald (Highways Agency), Lee oversaw numerous remedial works proposals for a vast range of structures. Yet, when it came to the more complex projects, few contractors seemed to understand the full requirements of the works they had been hired to complete.

With engineering and specialist knowledge across the entire team, Southern Concrete Services was founded in 2004 to fill that gap.
As the group expands, Lee maintains his original determination to ensure all projects are delivered to the high specifications and standards that only a specialist team can provide.

Outside of work, Lee enjoys keeping fit by cycling (aka a MAML) and is a huge Rugby fan, just don’t get him started on his beloved Harlequins!

Kevin Underdown - Founder

Kevin UnderDOWN

Following a successful military career, Kevin has since worked in a variety of specialist roles within the Construction sector.

As a Wykamol approved surveyor/installer, Kevin’s expertise and specialism lie within the masonry/brickwork side of construction. Both NEBOSH and IOSH qualified, Kevin heads the teams across both Southern Concrete and Southern Construction with precision and health and safety at the heart of every project.

Since joining Southern Concrete in 2014, Kevin has earned a reputation for his unwavering eye for detail, and his relentless persistence for ensuring the workforce delivers the highest quality of workmanship, within budget and on schedule.

As the Southern Concrete and Construction Group continues to expand alongside Lee, Kevin is determined to lead and establish the Southern Construction arm of the group as the south coast’s leading Principal contractor and specialist subcontractor within the region.

Outside of work, if he’s not found walking Bertie the family dog or enjoying time with his wife and two young kids, it’s safe to say you’ll find Kevin either playing or watching his two passions; Rugby and Cricket.

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