Following a five year apprenticeship, Dennis Langham began Ainsley Asphalt in October 1972. At 24 years of age and with £500, he bought a second hand lorry, roller and the necessary equipment. With no home phone, a relative kindly took enquiries as be began advertising (services offered by the company which included Driveway Resurfacing, Block Paving and other associated Tarmac and Asphalt services) in the Evening Post.
After several months a phone was installed at his parents’ home and his Father and Brother helped with manual labour until demand enabled the business to grow. Maggie, Dennis’s wife, competent in business and administration skills, became company secretary and together Dennis and Maggie formed a joint partnership.
Soon after, Dennis approached Patrick, a keen and enthusiastic 21 year old, and offered him a position with the company. On learning the trade, he quickly progressed to foreman, recently achieving Management status. Patrick has been with the company for 26 years.
Jim, Dennis and Maggie’s youngest son, left school at sixteen and also joined the company. He went to College for two years to learn bricklaying skills and at 21, took his HGV licence. Now 29 years of age, Jim is also a Manager and today he and Patrick form the backbone of the company.
We encourage young and enthusiastic apprentices to join the company, developing and channelling their skills to meet our high standards at all times.
Dennis, although not hands-on, is still involved estimating and ensuring that the company’s good name is maintained.
43 years on and Ainsley Asphalt are the number one Driveway Specialists in Nottingham, creating, laying and resurfacing driveways for clients throughout areas such as West Bridgford, Keyworth, Wollaton, Bramcote, Arnold and Linby to name just a few.
Why You Should Choose Us!
- Nottingham's Number 1 Driveway Specialists
- We Have Over 40 years In The Industry
- Friendly & Reliable Family Business
- Rated 9.8 / 10 on Checkatrade.com
- All Our Work Is Guaranteed
- Our Prices Are Very Competitive
- We Install Tarmac & Resin Driveways
- Tarmac & Resin Driveways, Patios & Paths
- Block Paved Paths, Patios & Driveways