DMS Office, Grimsby

DMS has primarily worked within the domestic market place delivering a high standard of workmanship since 1997.

We have worked with local architects, business owners and the general public who have a need for hassle free project management enabling them to go about their daily business with minimum fuss and disruption.

We are able to lead you through a project from inception through to completion.  From a first initial visit to assess your requirements, to implementing the planning and drawing process inclusive of building regulations and finally the build process and the coordination of all trades.  Carrying out regular meetings and phone calls  with the client so as to make what can be a daunting prospect so much easier to deal with.

We cover all trades and have worked with many trusted sub-contractors over the years enabling us to meet all your needs and requirements.

We thrive on a challenge and always endeavour to find a solution to overcome any problems that we may meet along the way.  This is important as renovation and re-furbishment projects are not an exact science so the ability to problem solve is important.  We pride ourselves on this.

In July 2020 we purchased our new premises and now operate from 64 King Edward Street, Grimsby.

Our Mission Statement

At DMS Building, Joinery and Plumbing we endeavour to surpass our customer’s expectations by providing the highest quality of service from initial consultation through to completion of our work.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the preferred choice of our customers, providing quality workmanship, and a business which our employees are proud to work for.

We’re here to work with you to achieve the outcome you envisage.

Our Goals / Objectives

  • To be the first choice of our customers
  • Exceed our customer expectations
  • Deliver our customer’s requirements on-time, in-full and within budget each and every time
  • To deliver the very best products, services and total satisfaction to our customers
  • Develop and expand our customer base
  • Apply quality management systems and operate a system of continuous improvement
  • To ensure that all staff training requirements identified through our appraisal scheme are actioned
  • Retention of our employees


What We DoWe cover all trades!

Private Residential











Ground Works

We offer a Full Project Management service which covers New Builds, Extensions, Conversions, Full Refurbishements and Renovations.

For further details please contact us.


Recent Projects Heres what we've been up to

Gym ExtensionLadysmith Road, Grimsby

Type of Project: Phase 1 - Boxing Gym

We received an enquiry through a local architect to price for Fusion Gym which was grant funded through Sport England.  Luckily we won the tender and commenced Phase 1 extending the boxing gym area.

Watch this space for Phases 2 & 3…


ChaletHumberstone fitties

Type of Project: Chalet

We were commissioned by J Hendry Architects to build a new chalet on the Humberstone fitties which is within a conservation area. We had many hoops to jump through to satisfy the local planners and conservation officer. Despite the hurdles we created an outstanding build. The project was recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architecture , winning an award for best small project in the East Midlands area and third nationally. The photographer who took the pictures for the riba magazine said to the client that the standard of finish was among the best he had seen. Extremely nice to be recognised as a contractor and many thanks to the architect for the opportunity .


ExtensionIrby on Humber

Type of Project: Extension

This double storey extension was only extended to the side by 1.5m but made a massive difference to the property. The works incorporated a new en-suite bathroom , kitchen and utility . The single storey front extension created a nice entrance area before entering into the kitchen.


Loft ConversionBrigsley

Type of Project: Loft Conversion

This is the job that took us to the next level in terms of size of contract. Until this point we were not much more than a one man band but we were put forward for this project on recommendation. The most technically difficult project we’ve undertaken, we carried it through with great success which led to a fantastic working relationship with a very prominent local businessman. A large proportion of the works shown on this website came off the back of this project and the clients friends and contacts. To date it’s safe to say that a million pounds worth of business can be traced back to this project.


Meet The TeamHello!



Darren formed the company in 1997 having previously worked for various building companies as a sub-contract joiner.  Over the last 24 years he has built the company from scratch to what it is today.  He loves the customer liaison side and always aims to make your project run as smoothly a possible, enabling you to go about your daily business with minimum fuss and disruption.  The only call you need to make is to Darren, he will take care of the rest.  A big football fan who’s been involved with local football also likes his days out to watch his beloved Manchester United play at Old Trafford.  Outside of work Darren’s interests are walking, climbing, paddle boarding and getting away as much as possible in his caravan and campervan.

Johnathan Roberts – ‘Johno’

Lead Joiner - Joinery Division

Johno is the lead joiner.  He came to DMS on work experience at 15 years old and impressed us with his hard working attitude and has been with us ever since.  18 years on he is now an extremely competent joiner with a great temperament.  Adding to this he has recently completed his Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Occupational Work Supervision.

Paul Milthorp – ‘Milly’

Lead Plumbing, Heating and Gas Engineer - Plumbing & Heating Division

Milly entered the Plumbing & Heating industry in 2003 and has accrued a wealth of knowledge in the 18 years since.  A qualified Gas Safe Accredited engineer, in addition to Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems and LPG Milly, is also qualified to install Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps keeping us ahead of the game in the latest renewable energy technology.  Milly is a huge Arsenal fan having previously held season tickets he follows as much as he can when he isn’t drumming in a rock and roll band!


Wayne Paddison – ‘Paddy’

Lead Builder - Building Division

With 30 year’s experience in all aspects of building work Paddy likes a challenge!  Starting with DMS in March 2021 his attention to detail saw him win an award, as part of a team, for house building in Lincolnshire.  A retained fire fighter at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and a keen mountain biker who also loves touring motorcycling and following the road racing in his spare time.

Gareth Lewis – ‘Gaz’

Lead Builder - Building Division

Meet Gaz who joined the DMS team in May 2021.  Since completing his NVQ L3 Bricklaying and Advanced Craft Qualification in 1993 has added his Site Supervisor Management Safety Training (SSMST) and is currently studying for the Diploma in Site Management to complete his portfolio.  A family man with two daughters he spends much of his free time attending football games including watching one of his girls who plays in goal for Doncaster Rovers.

Stuart Smith – ‘Stu’

Builder - Building Division

Stu has been with us since November 2020 although he entered the trade and began building since leaving school.  His 35 years’ experience to date contributes to around 95+ years throughout the DMS building division!  Even after all these years he’s still punctual, hardworking and an all round team player.  A doting family man… until the Formula 1 season starts, then it’s all about the Ferrari’s!

Leigh Wright – ‘Nev’

Ground Worker - Building Division

With 7 year’s experience and qualified NPORS, CITB, PUWER and LOLER Nev looks after all our ground works.  From drains to patios he’s the man you need on your job!  A retained fire fighter at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Nev is also a keen Red Devil attending games at Old Trafford on a regular basis.

Nathan Lucas – ‘Nath’

Apprentice Builder - Building Division

Nath has recently started his Level 3 in Bricklaying following successful completion of his Level 2 early in 2021.  A polite and courteous member of the team although his language can turn blue when he’s following his beloved Toffees at Goodison Park where he attends 6-7 games a season.

Tom Fisher – ‘Tom’

Joiner - Joinery Division

An accomplished finishing joiner, following leaving school Tom studied NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery.  Since joining DMS in April 2019 Tom has completed his Advance Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 with a distinction.  His work is to a high standard showing his commitment to providing the best service he can give.  A family man who loves to spend time with his partner and two girls although still finds time to mess around in his workshop at home doing his favourite hobby – woodwork!

Nathan Hogwood – ‘Nath’

Joiner - Joinery Division

Nath completed his Advanced Carpentry and Joinery Level 3 mid-2021 successfully putting an end to his apprenticeship with us.  Prior to this he did his work experience with DMS and worked alongside Darren at weekends and school holiday.  During this time it was clear the Nathan was very hard working and had a great natural aptitude for joinery.

Josh Mussell – ‘Josh’

Plumbing, Heating & Gas Engineer - Plumbing & Heating Division

Josh first started out as an apprentice before leaving the industry when he joined the RAF.  He served for four-and-a-half years before deciding to return and joined us in March 2019.  Josh holds his ACS and OFTEC qualifications enabling us to service both gas and oil boilers.

Tommy Horton – ‘Tommy’

Apprentice Plumbing & Heating Engineer - Plumbing & Heating Division

Tommy is currently in his first year studying Level 3 Plumbing & Heating, due to complete in September 2024.  Regarded as a model student by his College tutors we have high hopes for Tommy.  His spare time is spent training hard for his bouts in the boxing ring.

TestimonialsIt's nice to be appreciated!

Darren’s team did an absolutely fantastic job so much so that Josie then decided to have a door put through into her garage and her utility area upgrading with the same units. Josie would like to thank Darren and his team and cannot sing their praises enough.

I would also like to say a massive thank you for taking the worry away away and making having a new kitchen for Josie an exciting stress free time I will be recommending Darren and his team to anybody who is thinking of having Joinery Done.

Links Taxis – Mel Revell

DMS Limited are a very professional company, always turning up when agreed and on time, with operatives and sub-contractors who were both polite and courteous.

Emprocom – Jim McDonnell

Many thanks again and please would you pass on your thanks to Darren and the whole team, they have been awesome and we are so impressed with DMS and would highly recommend you guys, just fantastic.

Mr and Mrs Gudgeon

Thank you seems such a small word for all that you have done. DMS had resolved any problem quickly and efficiently and we are so pleased with the end result.

Mr and Mrs Matthews

From this day forward DMS is the only company I use and highly recommend to friends and family including my sister who also used DMS to complete a big renovation on her property and my mum who had a new bathroom suite. Darren is always available to give advice and he has a hard-working team working alongside him and I would never use any other company. Thank you DMS for many years of good service and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Mr and Mrs Senior

Morning Darren, I wanted to day a massive thank you. Mum and Dad were really pleased with you and your knowledge. I know they’ve not made a forgone conclusion yet but I wanted to feedback how professional they said you were.

Laura – Tetney

DMS provided our clients with fabolous project management and joinery and refurbishment service and the project was completed early, on budget, with very contented clients. We would like to thank you for your quality of service and the lengths you went to ensure the project ran smoothly and in accordance with ours and our clients wishes.

Ryland Design Services – Andrew R Allison

Nothing was too much trouble for DMS from our initial ideas to the final product with help and advice from Darren.

Starline Window Company – Simon Holmes

I’m pleased to say that in the 3 and half years since first using the services of Darren and his team, we can still unquestionably recommend him to any of our customers, associates, friends or family. Not only is his work of an exceptional standard, but his customer communication is constantly excellentand and their comfort is put above all else when planning a job.

RKGas – Ryan Scott – Proprietor