Romford-based Aston Heating is celebrating its 50th birthday by changing its name to Aston Group, an identity that better reflects the full range of building services and facilities management services that the company now provides.
Originally focused on providing heating systems direct to the consumer, Aston has grown to become a £16 million full service Group delivering a range of property-related services to both the public and private sectors.
Clients range from major Construction Contractors and ALMO’s, such as Kier and Ascham Homes, through to Local Authorities, Universities, Colleges and Healthcare Organisations including The London Borough of Waltham Forest, University College London, and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.
Alan Thomas, Managing Director of Aston Group, says that the change marks a new chapter in the company’s history: “The business started with a simple vision to provide home owners with a properly designed, professionally installed heating system,” he explains.
“Since then it has expanded to become a leading building services and facilities management company in the South East. Our name may have changed, but our focus on maintaining our deserved reputation for excellence and customer service remains as strong as it did when we started in 1964.”
Aston Group comprises two ‘divisions’. The building services division designs and installs heating, plumbing, ventilation, drainage and electricity solutions for primary, large-scale residential and commercial new build and refurbishment projects.
Its facilities management division provides both planned and reactive maintenance of any and all building and premises-related services from ‘traditional’ HVAC systems through to lifts, lighting, controlled access, water hygiene, fire and security installations at private or local authority owned tenanted housing. It can also deliver a range of ‘soft’ FM services as required.
Alan says that numerous Schools, Colleges, Local Authorities, Hospitals, Private Clients and homes have come to trust the Aston brand: “The skills and dedication of our workforce and staff is recognised throughout the industry and enables us to take on some of the most technically demanding contracts requiring the highest standards of expertise,” he adds.