Lemay Group was founded in 2009 by Rob Duncan, Duan van Wijk and Simon Kruger. “We initially started as a construction firm but being in the middle of the world’s worst economic recession in living memory, the tender market was exceptionally flat. We realised we had to become more proactive and create our own opportunities,” explain the directors. As a result, Lemay Properties was established later in 2009, followed in October 2010 by Lemay Renovations and Painting. Tim Govender and Gary Darvall joined the original team as directors in Lemay Renovations and Painting. The structuring of the company into three specialist divisions enables Lemay to package its service offerings to clients in a way that ensures maximum benefit and minimum hassle.