Karl Norton, Site Manager At Church Farm, Shares His Experiences

February 2022

Each month, we hear from someone who works for our company to explain more about their role, the ins and outs of their daily job, achievements they’re proud of, and what they like about working for PYE.

This month, we spoke to Karl Norton, Site Manager at our Church Farm Development – learning more about how he uses his role to bring teams together to create beautiful communities.

What are your main duties as site manager?

I am responsible for managing the build progress, planning programs, and coordinating with the various trades that we have on-site, ranging from bricklayers and carpenters to plumbers and landscapers. It’s great to get all the trades collaborating and to see how everyone’s hard work and participation lead to perfectly finished homes.  

How long have you been working for PYE? What do you like about the company?

I’ve been with PYE for almost 9 years now and it’s been an interesting journey, I started out as an assistant site manager and have worked my way up to site manager! We work with some really great tradesmen and my boss, Jim, is a pleasure to work for. We build good quality houses, meaning that we can stand back admire our work with pride, you don’t always find that with housing developers as many just want to churn out as many as possible with little attention to detail. For us it’s the little things that matter, we care about more than just the houses, we want to create a sense of community and we respect the environment we’re building in, I think that sets us apart.

Is there anything that you’ve worked on that you’re particularly proud of?

I think my proudest moment has got to be building the doctors’ surgery in Long Hanborough; to get to a point where you have that level of responsibility when you started out with no commercial experience is extremely satisfying. I can’t wait to see what new challenges come my way with future PYE developments.