Damon Hunt with daughters
Spotlight - Nomad Construction
The name Nomad Construction has become synonymous with quality and style when it comes to building – in the South Hams and nationwide. Indeed company founder Damon Hunt, from Blackawton, and part of the Nomad team, have spent the past few weeks working on a restoration project in London.
Meanwhile the rest of the Nomads have been kept busy down here, with Daryl Fleming, Damon’s business partner, overseeing their local work.
Damon was born and brought up in Dartmouth, attending Dartmouth Community College with his twin sister Ashley, and following their father into the building trade.
He worked for his dad, and as the tables turned and he became the boss he founded Nomad Construction, swiftly joining forces with Daryl. Damon’s father still works for him: “A completely safe pair of hands. He is brilliant at what he does and has taught me so much.”
Some of the most beautiful buildings in Dartmouth bear the Nomad hallmarks of quality, faithful restoration, sympathetic modernisation, and a superb finish.
Damon and Daryl completely project manage the work that they undertake, employing only the best craftsmen and working from the design stages upwards if required, dealing with planning authorities and building regulators. Both have a remarkable knack of seeing an immediate solution to potential sticking points, Damon maintaining that it’s the presence of an excellent team behind them that makes it possible.
Damon and his wife Hannah have moved from house to house in the Dartmouth area, juggling renovations with raising their five children – a son and four daughters.
Blackawton life suits the Hunts. All their children have attended the village school and pre-school. Their son is now a student at Dartmouth Community College, with his sisters set to follow suit.
Damon said: “Blackawton has a real sense of community and everyone is always up for having a good laugh, any excuse for a party! Blackawton is a great place to live and we have made some very good friends here. I really enjoy my job and I’m very busy during the day running around between projects. It’s good to come home to the village after a day’s work. I can’t think of anywhere nicer to bring up our children.”
First published April 2010 By the Dart