The Foundations Up Construction Team
Founder & Head of Projects
Mike’s first building company ran for 20 years. He started out as an apprentice bricklayer, “building his way up” gathering a wealth of experience and expertise before a flash of inspiration saw him founding the DIY Doctor website in 1997. After building the website to become the UKs largest DIY Information and advice website, he returned to his roots and founded Foundations Up in 2016. Whilst he manages our building teams, you will find Mike is very hands-on and enjoys getting stuck in. It is his high expectations of craftsmanship that set the standard across the team; In short, Mike leads by example.
You can meet Mike on The DIY Doctor YouTube channel, speaking occasionally on TV or at Trade Events across the UK. A published author on how to protect your home by doing DIY properly, Mike takes time with every customer to explain the build process thoroughly.
Charles started life in the Army, having had the edges knocked off there, he started a vehicle tracking business with some friends which was sold successfully in 2009. With two relatively large scale renovation and extension projects under his belt, he joined Mike at DIY Doctor in 2013. Charles has a Masters in Business Administration and looks after all the administration and finances for Foundations Up.
Charles is also trained as a domestic energy assessor, so when we were approved as LoftZone installers, it made sense for Charles to look after this area of the business and conduct loft surveys.