Company History


Established in 1974, Harte is a family owned and family run business with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry. Harte was built on a philosophy of providing quality without compromise - no matter what. It is this foundation that has ensured our longevity and is the primary reason our clients continue to choose Harte, often going on to form long-term partnerships.


Although decorating lies at the centre of our business, over the years we have consistently adapted to our client’s needs, vastly increasing the services performed. This development has led us to become one of London’s most trusted general contractors, with a reputation for completing contracts to a high standard, on time and on budget.


Harte work on a variety of residential, office and industrial properties. Clients include a variety of London’s renowned private landlords, local authorities, educational establishments and healthcare facilities.


Over the last four decades Harte has carried out redecoration and refurbishment projects on some of London’s most prestigious buildings, including Leadenhall market, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Fife House (Brighton) and Tower Bridge, as well as various properties in Eaton square, Onslow square, Hyde Park Estates and Kensington Palace Gardens. Additionally, Harte has undertaken projects on behalf of various local authorities, housing associations and public service authorities such as The London Fire Brigade and Affinity Sutton.


Having substantially invested in our workforce of over 140 directly employed operatives, you can be assured that our people are fully trained and fully qualified, achieving only the best results.  Furthermore, our contract management team is constantly on hand to fortify the link with clients, providing a flexible service to meet changing needs and provide vital communication channel to ensure our projects run smoothly and efficiently.