A family of businesses

Working together for sustainable progress since 1966

Founded in 1966 by Sir Bill Robertson, our business is now in its second generation of family leadership. Our plans for long-term growth are underpinned by our strategic vision of assuring a sustainable future, for our employees, customers, partners and the communities where we work. 

Our structure makes us agile enough to react to changing markets, while our senior leadership take an active role in working in partnership with our customers.

The Robertson Way

From the beginning, Bill Roberson took a considered approach to his business; he was patient, responsible, always careful to understand the details, to put customers first, and to create the best possible outcomes.

Robertson built a trusted reputation for successful delivery that meant it could diversify, growing in a sustainable way. At the heart of every new venture was the insistence on getting the basics absolutely right. Common sense, attention to detail, outstanding quality, taking pride in our work, and doing a job that will stand the test of time. 

This ethos still permeates our family of businesses. 

People are at the heart of everything we do and achieve as a group and as a partner to our customers. That’s why safety is paramount and nothing is more important than ensuring that everyone goes home safely at the end of every day. It’s why we emphasise the importance of passing on skills to the next generation, the importance in our communities of the livelihoods we support, and the determination to create an assured, sustainable future for those that come after.

It’s what we’ve always done. It’s the Robertson way.

Our history

Bill Robertson forms the company as a joinery business in Elgin.
First house built for sale.
First development of 26 Homes near Elgin.
Acquisition of Elgin Precast.
Elgin Timber Products begins trading.
Acquisition of Doric Construction (Aberdeen).
Robertson Homes established.
Robertson Facilities Management formed
First major project in England.

Robertson in the 21st century

Robertson Capital Projects formed.
Welcomed our 1,000th employee and Bill Robertson received CBE for services to the construction industry.
Robertson Civil Engineering and Robertson Engineering Services formed.
Robertson reaches 4,500 affordable homes built and Bill Robertson is given Lifetime Achievement Award from Homes for Scotland.
Celebrate our 50th year of trading and we welcomed our 2,000th employee.

2018 - a very special year

Delivered the multi-award winning Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, our largest project to date £140m.
Became a carbon neutral company.
Robertson Residential Group formed bringing together Robertson Homes, Robertson Partnership Homes, and the newly formed Robertson Living.
Named EY’s Scotland Family Business of the Year.
Robertson achieves Investors in Young People Gold.
Reaches 3,000 Team Robertson employees.

2019 to present day

Delivered The Event Complex Aberdeen TECA (incorporating P&J Live), our largest project to date £333m.
Named Contractor of the Year by CN Awards.
Robertson Homes named Scottish Housebuilder of the Year.
Elliot Robertson becomes as CEO, taking the family business into its second generation
1,000th home built under the Urban Union brand.
Became Climate Positive
Robertson Timber Engineering and Urban Union worked with others to build the Cop 26 House, a zero-carbon home for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
Bill Robertson knighted for services to construction and charity in the New Year Honours List.

Bill Robertson knighted

In the 2023 New Year Honours, our Founder and Executive Chairman Bill Robertson received a knighthood for services to the construction industry and to charity in Scotland.

Sir Bill Robertson.
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