Our company founder, Charles Frederick Bruce-Dundas, was a perfectionist and tireless worker of the old school. He was 14 when he took up work at a construction firm in Northampton, England, rising through ranks to become director and shareholder. Then, having worked there for 21 years, he emigrated to South Africa, where in 1950, at the age of 37, he founded Bruce Dundas (Pty) Ltd – a company to which he devoted a further 41 years of his life.
When he passed away in 1991, his working life had spanned a total of 62 years.
Among the most notable buildings constructed under his direction were the Tygerberg Hospital Nurses Home and the Molecular Biology Building at UCT, the latter currently valued at approximately R120-million.
In 2010 we celebrated our sixtieth anniversary, in particular the legacy passed on to us by the late Mr. Dundas, who was renowned for his insistence on quality workmanship and high ethical standards. Our company values are part and parcel of the ethos that drives our tightly-knit team.
This has resulted in a cohesive unit of construction professionals, all sharing the same service values and together representing a strong concentration of building expertise.