The company was established in 1975 as DJ Laing (Contracts) Ltd by David and Dorothy Laing, as a civil engineering contractor to local authorities and national house builders. 1989 saw the company diversify into house building.
Today, the next generation are shaping up for the future as the company continues its success, with daughter, Karen Nicoll heading up as Managing Director and son Gary Laing as Quantity Surveyor and Buyer. David Laing continues to be involved as Chairman and Dorothy Laing as Company Secretary.
D J Laing Contracts Limited was established by David and Dorothy Laing as a civil engineering contractor to local authorities and national house builders.
D J Laing Homes Limited was created as the business expanded into house building in Dundee and Angus with a target of 50 private houses to be built per year.
The Company diversified into skip hire and waste management with the acquisition of a 14-acre landfill site at Tealing, by Dundee which became a state of the art Waste Transfer Station. The Company’s early initiative and capital investment in timber recycling produced and developed high-quality woodchip which secured supply contracts to Norbord and Egger for reuse in timber floor and wallboard materials and more recently, biomass fuel.
The Company moved to its magnificently restored Headquarters overlooking Carnoustie’s championship golf course; Laing House which was a former jute mill. This visually stunning property is at the forefront of Carnoustie, and its unique location affords an uninterrupted, commanding view over the Championship Golf Course for staff and visitors to enjoy. The building also won an Angus Council Design Award.
An additional 3.5-acre site was purchased at Nobel Road, Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate, Dundee to increase recycling activities to 75% of incoming waste.
Parent Company, D J Laing Group Limited and D J Laing Recycling Solutions (formerly part of D J Laing Contracts) was created.
Following a change in direction, D J Laing sold its skip hire business to NWH Waste Services.
D J Laing sells its wood recycling operations to NWH Waste Services.
Now the next generation is shaping up for the future as the company continues its success, with daughter, Karen Nicoll as Managing Director and son Gary Laing as Quantity Surveyor.