The company was founded in 2001 and has maintained a personal service to our clients ever since. All our work comes from word of mouth or recommendation, and we do not advertise.
The company is regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and we work with professionalism and integrity on every project, to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. As a member firm of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we are bound by the Institution’s Rules of Conduct.
Our services cover residential and commercial property of all types. Our clients currently include a mix of private individuals, commercial organisations, managing agents, property development companies, and architects.
The aim of the practice is to provide the best possible service to any client for whom we undertake work. We are always happy to discuss any particular building related matter and would always prepare a specific fee quotation, tailored to the client’s requirements.
The Director of the company is Graham Richards BSc MRICS RMaPS. Graham qualified as a building surveying member of the RICS in 1990 having completed a degree in building surveying at Reading University. He worked with surveying partnerships in Watford and in Queens Park, before setting up GKR Associates in 2001.
Graham is a qualified member of the Association for Project Safety as a CDM coordinator, a member of the Pyramus & Thisbe Club (regarding party walls) and a member the RICS Conservation Forum.
"In 2005, we purchased a very run-down, 1900's building in Watford which required totally gutting and subsequent major refurbishment. Following a detailed selection process, GKR Associates were commissioned to oversee the works in conjunction with a local builder, Keogh Building Services Ltd. In the subsequent months when the work was being carried out, things moved forward apace but at all times we were kept in constant touch with developments to ensure that the wiring, plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, kitchens, toilets and structural works etc were all exactly as we wanted. Everything was handled totally professional, quickly and with good humour, in fact nothing was too much trouble and we were very demanding clients, believe me! The end result is that we now have a building to be proud of and credit is undoubtedly due to GKR Associates and Keogh for their hard work and expertise in achieving this. GKR have since advised on other aspects of the building for us and I would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending them to any other prospective clients."Mrs B Walker, company secretary, CAI Ltd