About Us

Who We Are

Established in 1932, based in Watford, we are a general building contractor who operate in London and the South East.  We work specifically for blue chip Public and Private sector organisations. We have a small team of highly skilled trade operatives supervised by our experienced and qualified Site and Head Office management team.  We are proud of our enviable, long standing reputation for quality and excellence and have plans to develop and further add to our significant client base in the next 5 years.

Our Original Website!

The postcard above was sent out to existing and prospective clients to market our business.  The wording on the rear (below) gave the reader a potted history of the origins of ES Moss:


“We have often been asked about the source of our company’s logo and its relevance to our business. There is more to our logo than an image and we would like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about its history.

Wembley Sunspot was a champion hackney owned by Samuel Edgar Moss, a builder by trade, a tradition continued by his son, grandson and great grandson. His firm S.E. Moss was based in Southend and it was with the family firm that our founder gained his early training in the building industry.

At the same time as the family business flourished Wembley Sunspot enjoyed considerable success in the specialist field of Hackney Harness Class – thanks to the efforts of his trainer, Edgar Sydney Moss.

Success in competition relies on hard work, dedication and attention to detail, principles that are as relevant and important to us now as they were to Edgar Sydney Moss in the days of his first success. Our logo represents a tradition in building and the success that ensues when high standards are achieved.”

Why Pick ES Moss

We have a unique position in the market and fill the gap so often encountered by many of our blue chip clients when carrying out “smaller” projects (£50k to £500k). In most cases too small to be of interest or of economic value to larger main contractors and too big for the “jobbing builder”,  unable to fulfil compliance obligations which come with  projects of this size.  Jerry and Dick have both worked “Client Side” and fully understand the needs of our customers in respect of quality, project management, cost certainty and timely delivery.  By selecting ES Moss you are selecting a supplier with a proven track record and a commitment to add value wherever possible.

ES Moss delivered the project to a very high standard, on time with a minimal lead time and short programme. They worked extremely well with The School throughout understanding the sensitive nature of the environment to meet all expectations.

Anthony Parisi – Synergy LLP

Peter and the site team at ES Moss went the extra mile and I was very happy with the end result and have no hesitation in recommending them in the future.

Phil Surridge – School Manager – Sacred Heart Language College.

ES Moss have always proved a very capable and professional contractor who can be relied upon to maintain consistency and deliver projects to a high standard at a reasonable price time and time again.

Joe Darlaston – Crawford’s Surveying Services

ES Moss carried out a complex project in our home last year following a flood and we are delighted with the result

Mrs B – Home Owner

Many thanks for your progress report, which I have viewed on Hightail. All looking very good, and: from a technical perspective, I am very impressed by the careful interventions being made by the contractor. Excellent work!

Mrs Trudi Hughes, MRICS, AA Dip Cons, IHBC | HAR Surveyor

We were very satisfied with the standard of work carried out and also with the manner in which your firm liaised with us at all stages

P.A. Burns – Insurance Client

This was my first experience of working alongside the E S Moss team. Working in a sensitive environment - an active hospital ward - they quietly got on with the job, responded well to instructions and were quick to iron out the few minor snagging items. I am sure that we will be coming back for more.

Richard Hildesley – Design Consultant – EDTS

Thanks for your services, I also felt that you were a rather pleasant bunch and nice to do business with!

Dr Yves Gisselerie DMV Cert SAD MRCVS