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About Us

Penguin Co. is a family run business providing plumbing and building services to customers throughout Nottinghamshire and the East Midlands.

With a focus on first class workmanship, high quality materials and attention to detail, our approach is realistic, our advice is practical and our service is professional.


As a company our aim is to provide a first-rate experience for all our clients and quality workmanship is at the core of our success. Our teams are highly skilled in their respective fields and we continue to train, develop and support our staff, to ensure their expertise remains relevant.

We work with trusted subcontractors and suppliers, who have become our extended work family and strive to deliver the same high business standards we expect from our staff.


At Penguin Co. we take pride in our professionalism and aim to provide a quality service to all our customers in a friendly, honest and efficient way. Over the years we’ve earned a solid reputation for reliability, quality, attention to detail and great customer service. We operate with honesty and transparency at all times, which means no surprises; we’ll always keep you informed. Our efficient project management systems and regular progress reports provide full transparency for your peace of mind. 


We work hard to minimise the environmental impacts of our activities wherever possible.

Through our commitment to continuous improvement, we strive towards being more environmentally friendly through better design, careful materials selection and implementing more sustainable technologies and installation methods across our portfolio of projects.

Our Services

At Penguin Co. we offer bespoke property solutions with a comprehensive range of plumbing and building services which can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Plumbing Services
Building Services

Our Projects

High quality workmanship and attention to the smallest detail is fundamental to everything we do. Click below to see some of our recent projects.

133 Lambley Lane
Seymour Road
Selby Road
Boundary Road
Victoria Mills
Willows View

Meet The Team

Since we started we have ensured that we only have industry leading talent in our business to guarantee delivery. Our core team represents experience from all areas of construction and we can assure you the very best service.

GARY THOMAS Managing Director

Gary is the founder and director of Penguin Co. starting the company back in 2005 as a solo plumber working from his van. From then the business has gone from strength to strength, growing to a larger team in 2014 and then later expanding to offer a building service alongside the plumbing division.

Gary is happiest when he’s on-site and well known for his ‘have-a-go’ approach, he’s always able to find solutions and ways to overcome any of the inevitable design and technical issues that are associated with any scale of plumbing or building work.

TOM GIBSON Plumbing - On site Works Manager

With a wealth of experience from many years in the building trade, Tom can turn his hand to pretty much any task. Working with us initially as a sub contractor before joining the Penguin team proper back in 2017. His key strengths are his deep understanding of the interdependencies of a project and his ability to foresee and more importantly resolve any potential issues or pitfalls, both of which make him an invaluable member of the team.

JONNY BLADES Building - Team Projects Manager

Despite to his youthful looks, Jonny has a wealth of experience and expertise in almost all aspects of construction. His painstaking organisation skills, unwavering positivity and his calm and composed nature are qualities that make him highly valued by the team and customers alike.

JOSH ASH Junior Joiner

As another product of our apprenticeship programme, Josh is now Level 2 qualified
but his drive to learn more and develop his expertise further will see him move onto
the advanced level training later this year.

Following in the footsteps of his mentors, Phil & Jonny, Josh’s attention to detail is
second to none and he always sees the job through.

PAUL McFARLANE Service & Repairs - Heating Engineer

Taught by his dad when he was fresh out of school, Paul now has over 25 years’ experience in the plumbing industry. If there is a plumbing related problem that Paul doesn’t know the answer to, it’s probably not worth knowing! Paul also helps to support the day to day operations including the efficient running of the plumbing team’s workflow ensuring that they have everything they need to keep the cogs turning.

NEIL HUTCHINSON Service & Repairs - Heating Engineer

With a previous career in the military, you would think that Neil would be meticulously organised.

What he lacks in orderliness he makes up for in skill and efficiency and his can-do approach makes him a firm favourite with our customers.


Ollie came to Penguin for a work experience placement when he first finished school and basically never left! We’ve been immensely proud to be a part of Ollie’s career development and progression over the years, from his apprenticeship to now as a senior member of the plumbing team.

ADAM WOOLDER Apprentice Plumber

As our latest apprentice and youngest member of the team, Adam is another of our rising stars. An able pair of hands on any job, he continues to hone his plumbing skills and gain practical experience and knowledge working alongside the other members of the team.