Upon leaving school David commenced working with his father Ollie Cowie as part of a road and sewers gang working throughout the North East of England for Wimpey. He increased his experience of the industry by taking on different roles for various contractors and gradually accepting more and more responsibility. As the industry move away from directly employed labour he became self-employed, working independently and as part of a groundworks gang. This led to him becoming one of the original 5 partners who started the business. David has been responsible for successfully delivering some of the largest civil engineering groundworks packages throughout the North East. He is well respected in the industry for his wealth of knowledge and his ability to get the job done safely and right first time.