Workers in Building Site

A well established family run business trading since 1986.

With nearly 40 years’ experience, we have grown our business through word of mouth. Receiving recommendation after recommendations from clients and industry professionals: a testament to the quality of our work and our satisfied clients.

MPJ Building Contractors is run by Malcolm Paterson and his wife, Hilary, along with their son, Jamie. Together with a team of long-serving, trusted tradespeople, they provide a full range of building specialisms.


Meet the team

Malcolm Paterson

Malcolm owns the company along with his wife, Hilary. He has over 40 years experience building and renovating bespoke properties for the people in and around East Lothian. Malcolm's real passion is converting listed buildings.

Hilary Paterson

Hilary keeps all the plates spinning, the plans on track and the clients happy.

Jamie Paterson

Malcolm and Hilary's son Jamie joined the business in 2015 after spending time working in New Zealand. Having served his time as a joiner, he is now learning all aspects of the business with a view to taking over in the future.

A trusted team

We are supported by a team of dedicated and experienced time-served builders, stone masons, joiners, plumbing, heating & electrical specialists. All local, trusted tradespeople.