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Meet The Team

People are key to any business and the team at 3 Solutions takes pride in offering an excellent service to our clients when delivering any project no matter what its size, ensuring the customer is kept up to date throughout the project. All of our tradesmen are CRB checked and use mobile working which means jobs are tracked and managed from start to finish ensuring the most efficient service and quality work for all.

Tony Guidi – Managing Director

Local figurehead Tony Guidi has over 40 years’ experience within the construction and maintenance industry and has successfully procured numerous maintenance contracts over the past 18 years for a variety of customers of various sizes.

Tony still enjoys the practical part of the job and is often found on site pushing jobs on, if not working on site he can usually be found on the golf course or tinkering with an engine as he finds it very hard to just sit still and do nothing.

Contact Tony Guidi on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155

Rich Watts – Director

Born and bred in Shepton Mallet, Rich Watts joined 3 Solutions in 2011 as a Director, overseeing the day to day running of the business and working closely with existing and potential clients. Rich is a key individual within the firm and with his strong people and planning skills he ensures clear instructions and guidance on jobs and their timely finish. With previous experience working for local authorities, Rich worked in Planning and Building Control as well as setting up a Council Customer Service Team, he then went to work in the Commercial sector as a Planning Consultant before his move to 3 Solutions.

Rich is heavily embedded within the local business community as Vice Chairman of Shepton Mallet Chamber of Commerce and he attends various networking events around the region. In his spare time, Rich is a keen Bristol City fan and tries to get to as many of their games as possible!

Contact Rich Watts on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155

Kate Lusty – Operations Manager

Originally from South Wales and now fully settled in Shepton Mallet, Kate joined 3 Solutions in 2017 as Operations Manager. Previously spending 25 years in Central Government within finance and project management roles, Kate ported her skills in project management within the retail and construction sectors, specialising in Health and Safety and Facilities Management.

In addition to overseeing the day to day operation of the business, Kate works closely with existing customers to ensure excellent customer service via continued process improvements. In addition Kate is also involved in seeking new business opportunities.

Kate has a complete passion for property and construction and over the last 12 years has built up a portfolio of buy-to-let properties. In her spare time, Kate also enjoys teaching herself to paint (easel and canvass rather than walls!) and loves walking her dogs in the beautiful surrounding Somerset countryside.

Contact Kate Lusty on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155

Andy Cressy – Estimator

Andy Cressy joined 3 solutions in 2013 and worked originally as a plumber and multi-skilled tradesman before working in the office as a surveyor and now an estimator. Andy moved to Somerset from Essex in 2012 and is now living in Glastonbury, just down the road from the 3 Solutions head office in Shepton Mallet. With a vast experience in all areas of plumbing Andy has worked on some prestigious sites in London including Mayfair, Knightsbridge and Chelsea.

Andy is a keen cyclist and when he’s not travelling around the Mendips and surrounding region meeting existing and potential customers, he enjoys marshalling at pushbike racing.

Contact Andy Cressy on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155

Luke Parfitt – Voids Manager/Surveyor                    

Luke Parfitt started work at 3 Solutions as a carpenter working on a wide range of projects and qualifying after studying site carpentry at Bath College for three years. Luke had a promotion into the office where he now runs the voids (empty homes) and day to day jobs predominately for housing associations.

Luke’s role involves looking at organising labour and materials for each job as well as their progress and post inspections. He also carries out health and safety tool box talks and manages tradesmen on a day to day basis.

Luke is another local guy living in Shepton Mallet with his partner and two children and like Rich enjoys watching football at the weekends following Yeovil Town.

Contact Luke Parfitt on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155           

Jamie Ingram - Maintenance Surveyor

Jamie IngramJamie Ingram joined 3 Solutions as a carpenter multi-trade, before progressing to the role of maintenance surveyor. Jamie is experienced in all aspects of domestic and commercial property maintenance and renovation, having worked on projects with housing associations, universities and on listed property.

Based in Midsomer Norton, Jamie is a keen fan of motocross and enjoys taking part in enduro events around the area.

Contact Jamie Ingram on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155           

Carla Watts - Finance Manager

Carla Watts has been with the business since the start and manages all financial matters for the business. This includes invoicing, payments to our suppliers and managing the companies pension scheme.

Carla is a key contact within the business and is an integral part to the day to day running of the business. Outside of work Carla enjoys spending time with her young family, living locally in Shepton Mallet.

Contact Carla Watts on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155

Melissa Cave - Office Manager

Melissa Cave has been with the business since day one and has gone from office junior to her recent position of Office Manager. Melissa has a number of years’ experience in working within the team and has been pivotal in the implementation of the companies IT system. She has driven the development of our IT system/remote working which has in turn increased efficiencies and productivity within the company.

Melissa, her husband and their three year old son live locally in Street and in her spare time away from the office enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as a good book.

Contact Melissa Cave on enquiries@3solutionsltd.co.uk or 01749 344155

Featured above are a few key people within the business but we wouldn’t be able to achieve what we do without the hard work of our highly skilled scheduling and administration team and our dedicated and skilled tradesman.