About Us


Edgar Taylor is a leading regional contractor based in Buckinghamshire.

We believe that the construction of award-winning design is dependent on collaboration between client, architect, contractors and suppliers. Alongside bricks and mortar, we build valued partnerships that result in the most effective methods, materials, supply chain and site management.

We confidently bring the best construction team to every project, because we actively nurture and develop talents and invest in continuous staff development. No matter what the scale or nature of the build, we champion excellence in the built environment.

As a trusted construction partner, our projects encompass purpose-built facilities and the development of heritage sites. With a clear understanding of the design aspirations and purpose of the building, we identify and address both opportunities and risks to realise the vision.

Our expertise and build quality have earned Edgar Taylor repeat custom and a reputation as the regional contractor of choice for all stakeholders.


A Trusted Construction Partner

For 30 years, Edgar Taylor has delivered exceptional service and specialist construction solutions for private and public clients. A proven track record and rich portfolio of projects have cemented our position as a trusted construction partner.

Our long-term vision ensures we are financially secure and we invest in the continuous development of our team. This perspective also influences our commitment to environmental management. As considerate builders, we aim to maximise social benefits, whilst minimising the environmental impact of construction.


Building Better Through Collaboration and Experience

Despite an expanding team, we have retained the ethos of a family business. As your construction partner, we will deliver service excellence alongside technical competency. You will benefit from our depth of experience and effective resource management, yet we remain approachable and considerate.

Each project is a finely tuned balance of quality and value. From tendering to after-care, we gain job satisfaction from applying our technical expertise and agile, innovative methodology to the logistical challenges that specialist builds present.

Our Values

We are a values-led chartered building company that works with integrity. We keep our promises and take pride in the completion of exceptional community, commercial and residential spaces.

Our core values from the basis of our company culture: they guide our decisions, inform our operations and define our purpose. With these cornerstones, we deliver exceptional results; buildings that look great, function effectively and enhance communities.

  • Safety


    In meeting our goals for quality, cost and programme, we do not compromise on safety.

  • Quality

    Quality & Customer Service

    We strive to exceed customer expectations in the finished product and in the service we offer throughout the duration of the project. Our goal is to have clients as proud of our buildings as we are.

  • Team


    We recognise that our team is our biggest asset. We create an environment for growth and development, fuelled by the personal achievement of customer satisfaction.

  • Communication & Collaboration

    Communication & Collaboration

    We work collaboratively, communicating frequently and clearly with all those involved in our projects, as well as each other.

  • Partnerships


    We believe that only through mutually beneficial relationships with customers, industry professionals and supply chain partners will we develop our full potential.

  • integrity


    We conduct our business with integrity and professionalism, we honour our commitments.

Our Directors

  • James Taylor

    Managing Director

    A Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, James is the fourth generation of the Taylor family to enter the construction industry. He successfully combines his building expertise with a creative vision and business acumen.

    Having gained extensive experience in construction management at Laing and Laing O'Rourke, James was appointed as a Director of Edgar Taylor in 2005. With responsibility for the overall strategy and direction of the business, James has driven Edgar Taylor into a strong position as a leading regional contractor.

    James strives for continuous improvement across all aspects of Edgar Taylor's performance, with customer service being a top priority. He understands the importance of investing in staff development and efficient, yet robust business processes in order to remain competitive and exceed expectations.

    Under James' leadership, Edgar Taylor has gained a reputation for delivering specialist and high profile projects, which has resulted in a multiple increase in turnover.

  • Bryan Doyle

    Construction Director

    With extensive experience in operations, planning and design management, Bryan has a proven track record in the delivery of high quality construction on unique projects. He prides himself on completing these projects on time and within budget.

    Having studied Construction Management at Salford University with James Taylor, Bryan developed his skills as a Site Manager with Alfred McAlpine and then a Project Manager with Laing O’Rouke. He worked on a wide range of large-scale public and private sector projects before joining Edgar Taylor in 2006, where he was appointed a Director in 2011.

    Bryan’s experience puts him in a strong position to take overall responsibility for project delivery. He maintains high levels of site safety and pays close attention to detail throughout every build. His exacting standards have been instrumental in the development of Edgar Taylor.

Clients & Partners

  • Acanthus Clews
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Stowe School
  • Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Acanthus Clews
  • BMI Healthcare
  • Duchy Of Cornwall
  • Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Jesus College Oxford
  • Royal Latin School
  • Roberts
  • Rickett Architects
  • Squires and Brown
  • Hadland Manning Bullock

Compliance & Accreditations