Our Story

It all started with one little van...

The Mears story began in 1988 when a little known maintenance contractor in Gloucestershire, with a tiny work force, took its first steps as Mears Limited. Within four years Mears won its first local authority contract and achieved a remarkable £2.5 million turnover! All from a cosy portacabin.


Mears acquired the housing related activities of Mitie PLC, further building our leadership in the Repairs and Maintenance market and bringing together innovation and best practice for the benefit of clients, tenants and staff. We welcomed 1000 staff to the Group, across 14 branches and over 30 clients.