The company employs around 25 people and has more than 100 pieces of kit including
70 telescopic forklifts, about 20 excavators and 30 dumpers.
It's a big operation. Some of the jobs they're working on are pretty big as well.
It has been 40 years since John Maddock setup Maddock Plant Hire from his home in
Coleford and the firm is still going strong as a solid family-run business.
Maddock specialise in telescopic fork lifts and excavators for both large scale public
sector jobs - such as schools, hospitals and police stations and also for domestic
jobs like house extensions, foundations and so on.
Our excavators and telescopic forklifts are working all over the country," says Gary
"That means all around the country, in London, Brighton, Southampton, Oxford, Bath,
Swindon, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Hereford, Worcester and Birmingham.
We are open to any enquiries just let us know what you want and we will have the
kit for the job.
Times are hard for everyone, not just people in the building business, but we're
positive and think there is a really promising future.
Directors Gary Hopkins and Darren Wasley first took over the reins in 1999 and have
kept pushing the machinery hire company forward ever since.
According to Gary they've probably invested one million pounds in new machinery
all Kubota and JCB - in the last six months to keep them ahead of the game.
"The big public sector jobs are important to us," says Gary. "We go all over the
country, but we want people in the Forest to know that we hire out diggers on a daily
basis all over the area. Just come in and see us. You'll be welcome."