Chris Browne Builders

About us

Chris Browne Builders are a family run Kent based building contractor with over 30 years experience of building projects in London and the South East.

We specialise in commercial building projects; new build, refurbishment, extensions, fit outs and maintenance, with particular expertise of school construction works.

The professional team include skilled craftsmen and surveyors ensuring consistent high quality and expertise. Client satisfaction is paramount and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and strive to build strong long term relationships with all of our clients.

We provide innovative and cost effective solutions to client’s problems. Our dedicated team has the flexibility and expertise to offer simple solutions to complex issues.ChrisBrowneOffice


Chris Browne Builders

Chris Browne

Managing Director

Established Chris Browne Builders 1978 in Rainham Kent and has carried out commercial construction work in the South East for over 30 years and thus has vast experience of the building industry and client requirements.

Chris’s technical knowledge is exceptional being able to solve detailed design matters quickly, simply and cost effectively. He is an expert in Design and Construction and loves adding innovation to traditional building practices.

Chris actively participates in the local community, sponsoring local charities and events and is a School Governor at Borden Grammar School Sittingbourne Kent.

Chris loves motorsport and is Chairman of the Maidstone and Mid Kent Motor Club.


Ali Cornwell Browne

Ali Cornwell Browne



Ali joined as a partner in the business in 1995 after having over 20 years’ experience at NHS as Procurement & Project Manager. Ali immediately reorganised all office systems, establishing new polices and processes for accounting and project management. She qualified in 1999 as AIOSH Associate of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and is now responsible for business strategy & planning

Ali shares Chris’s love of motorsport and is his co driver for the historic rally events they love to do together. Ali is a massive animal lover and enjoys spending time with her horses, dog, cats and any others that turn up to visit, play or just camp out for a bit.

Deborah Turner

Deborah Turner

Project Manager/ Chartered Surveyor

BSc Hons Estate Management MRICS

Deborah joined Chris Browne Builders in 2010 having previously worked in both local government and private practice.

Deborah has helped introduce new systems and processes to the business to streamline activities both on and off site. Deborah is mainly responsible for tendering of projects and for project management but loves meeting new clients and building lasting client relationships.

Deborah is a School Governor at St Thomas More RCPS Chatham Kent and loves running especially with her dog Flora who can often be seen at the Chris Browne office.

Richard Stokoe

Richard Stokoe

Quantity Surveyor


Richard joined Chris Browne Builders Ltd in March 2015 having worked as a quantity surveyor and project manager at several large construction companies. Richard has many years’ experience of overseeing large projects.

Richard is responsible for project management, operations and tendering.

Richard loves cycling and often rides to the office, avoiding the mad rush of exiting Eurolink at 5PM.

Sarah Hodgkinson

Sarah Hodgkinson

Accounts manager

Sarah joined Chris Browne Builders in 1999 to manage all accounting systems. She created a job costing monitoring system and runs all the Sage accounting and payroll services. Sarah now manages the entire office as well as carrying out site visits for health and safety and attending siet progress meetings.

Sarah is responsible for operations, HR and productivity.

Stuart Homewood

Stuart Homewood

Senior Site Manager

Stuart joined Chris Browne Builders in 1997 and is a fully trained Carpenter/Joiner with years of experience on site and in the joinery workshop.

Stuart is responsible for running major projects and has completed several H&S and construction management courses.  He oversees the apprenticeship programme that Chris Browne Builders run.

Stuart is excellent at translating clients’ wishes into perfect finished results.

John Barwick

Senior Site Manager

John joined Chris Browne Builders in 2013 and is a fully trained Carpenter/Joiner and has previously worked on large construction sites and run his own company. John has completed all the site management health & safety courses and is fully experienced in managing a team of staff.

John runs many of the larger projects and is great at keeping the team motivated.

Mark Tye

Senior Site Manager

Mark joined Chris Browne Builders in 1997 and is a fully trained Carpenter/Joiner with years of experience on site and in the joinery workshop.

Mark is responsible for large projects and has completed several H&S and construction management courses.

Mark is excellent at liaising with clients, he always understands the most important aspect from their perspective. Customer service is always his priority.

Adrian Hanns – SAFEHANNS

H&S Consultant


Adrian has worked with Chris Browne Builders since 2008 providing all our CDM compliance documents, risk assessments and method statements.

Adrian ensures Chris Browne Builders works competently and is fully compliant with all legislation.

Adrian monitors all construction activity, training and subcontractors.



Flora is a regular visitor to Chris Browne Builders office and you can be sure of a friendly welcome.

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