In 1991, Hi Tech's Managing Director, Mark Turner was made redundant from his job as a mechanical engineer specialising in new pump technology.
His father was the owner of a major construction company employing some 300 people and encouraged him to embrace a new challenge.
Mark saw an opportunity to use his engineering skills to introduce ultra-high-pressure water jetting as a way to carry out hydro demolition.
Mark Turner began Hi Tech with a single reconditioned ultra high pressure pump used for minor concrete repair work. Within two years he had convinced sceptics that hydro demolition was a safe and effective means of cutting concrete on large infrastructure and civil projects. He has never looked back- nor have those clients.
Today Hi Tech employs trained teams across the country and offers a large and diverse range of industrial services. Mark is still involved in the day-to-day business operations.
The team at Hi Tech are passionate about water jetting, the equipment and the sector, with Mark often invited to speak at conferences about the sustainability benefits of the trade. Indeed, with sustainable construction methods under increasing demand, the future for Hi Tech looks as bright as its history.