About Beal Homes
Beal Developments Ltd was founded in 1968 by brothers John and Raymond Beal.
Today the family has grown into a portfolio of Beal-owned companies developing residential and commercial schemes, land dealing, investing in property and farming.
The family originate from Holderness in East Yorkshire and came from a farming background before moving to Hull in the 19th Century and becoming established in building activities.
Coincidentally the family are again farming nearly 550 aces in Holderness.
John and Raymond Beal came from a building background - 5 generations of the Beal family had owned building businesses before them. Today, Managing Director, Richard Beal, is the seventh generation of the family who have only worked for themselves and for no one outside their family.
Deep rooted history
Beal family plumbing business owned by Richard Beal's great great grandfather John Beal.
John and Raymond Beal, then 28 and 24 respectively, founded Beal Developments starting by building two shops and a house in Hedon.
The company moves from its country office to Tower House Lane on Hedon Road, Hull. By then the company had become firmly established and had completed over 420 homes.
“ From small beginnings the Beal name has become synonymous with quality homes throughout the East Riding of Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire. I am proud to have played a small part in the Beal success of the Beal group on both sides of the Humber. ”John Beal Founder
Manor Park milestone
Beal Homes completes 199 homes at the East Riding village of Preston. The project is a major stepping stone in the progressive development of the company. Other developments follow in Market Weighton, Hedon and Hull.
Beal Homes is the second developer to build homes at Kingswood, a major, mixed-use development and a flagship in the regeneration of the city of Hull. In 1994 this was a pioneering move, and Beal Homes has gone on to complete numerous developments and over 1000 new homes at Kingswood.
Raymond Beal retires
John Beal and Richard Beal bought the shares of Raymond Beal, to take joint ownership of the company. Raymond sadly died in 2003.
“ By the Millennium Beal Homes had completed over 1200 homes in Hull and East Yorkshire ”
Richard Beal becomes Managing Director
He joined Beal Homes in 1988 working on site and in all aspects of the business before being appointed to the board in 1994. Pictured above, Richard (left) with father John Beal.
Beal Holdings move into purpose built new premises on Hedon Road, Hull. The then newly formed holding company, also acquires Eastman Securities Limited of Lincoln, thus satisfying the company's long held objective of developing in Lincolnshire.
The Landings complete
A 13,000 sq ft mixed-use retail and office development at Burton Waters Marina, Lincoln. Including a £1 million 100-cover over water restaurant scheme, built at Burton Waters Marina in Lincoln.
Sunday Times Top 100
Beal Holdings' continued growth and profitability saw it placed in the Top 100 of the Sunday Times Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies. The group further extended its land bank acquiring land in Nafferton and Willerby, East Yorkshire, and secured further options in Lincolnshire including a 40 acre site in Waddington.
Bucking the trend
Despite the difficult trading conditions of the UK economy, the Group continued to buck the trend and achieve its set financial targets for the year. Land acquisitions still continued at pace and new developments were started at Stallingborough and Branston in Lincolnshire.
Richard Beal acquired the full shares from founder John Beal who retired from the business. By then the company had completed nearly 1800 houses.
“ Since Richard Beal took over the company in 2010, Beal Homes has moved on to become a major Regional house builder centrally located to operate efficiently in both Yorkshire and Lincolnshire ”
Beal Homes completes a new £1.5 million purpose-built head office and Customer Selection Studio at the Bridgehead Business Park close to the Humber Bridge at Hessle. As part of the unique, innovative house buying experience the Customer Selection Studio allows home buyers to customise every aspect of their home and choose from an extensive range of fixtures, fittings, upgrades and home technology options.
Beal Homes receives the prestigious ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Initiative’ Award at the 2015 Housebuilder Awards. Commenting on the win MD Richard Beal said: “I’d like to pay tribute to all the Beal Homes team – their hard work and dedication to customer service has enabled us to beat competition from around the country to secure this award. I’d also like to thank our many homebuyers whose positive feedback about their experience of buying a home from Beal so impressed the judges.”
Appointed as lead development partner to complete the regeneration of the Fruit Market in Hull. Working alongside The Wykeland Group as ‘Wykeland Beal’ this is an incredibly unique and exciting development which will be brought to fruition using local tradespeople, suppliers and contractors. "It really will be the produce of Hull. We are incredibly proud to be involved."