Nationwide Hazardous Management


About Us


AA Woods was originally formed in 1994 to provide high quality asbestos remediation services across the South East of England.

In 2003, the current ownership acquired the business with a vision to become a multi-disciplined national contractor.

Today AA Woods operates in a broad range of market sectors on a national scale providing solutions to some of the most challenging projects within our industry delivering asbestos and other hazardous waste management services across three offices located in Harlow (HQ), Bristol and St. Helens with depots in Reading and Milton Keynes.


We are a customer focused organisation that consistently delivers high levels of customer satisfaction. This is due to the professional and highly trained personnel we employ that interact with our clients on a daily basis. We believe our greatest asset is our people and we are committed to investing in and developing our workforce. We encourage individuals to challenge belief in their own ability and these core values remain at the heart of our business ethos.

Our Story


First office – South Woodford, Essex

It all started in 1994 from offices in South Woodford, Essex, originally formed to undertake asbestos removal work for the London Borough of Havering.


Investors in People

In 2000, we became Investors In People accredited – the first asbestos company to achieve this.


Acquired by David and Tara Petri

In 2003 the growing business was acquired by the current owners David and Tara Petri.


On the move

In 2004 we relocated to larger offices in Harlow, Essex which is now our Head office.


First regional office

In 2005 we opened our first regional office to service new secured frameworks in the South West of England.


Secured an 8 year, £15m contract

In 2010 we secured an 8 year contract to remove asbestos from Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, the largest hospital in North Wales. The final contract value was in excess of £15m.

2010 - 2013

40+ Public OJEU tendered frameworks

In years 2010 to 2013, we secured in excess of 40 public OJEU tendered frameworks and term contracts, which significantly contributed to the growth of the business.


Cardiff office

In 2013 a further regional office was opened in Cardiff, South Wales.


Wellington office

In 2014 we opened a further regional office in Wellington to service the growing demand in the South West of England.


Electric vehicles

In 2015 we introduced the first electronic vehicles into our company fleet.


Carbon neutral

In 2017 we became carbon neutral.


Acquired Crest Environmental Ltd

In 2018, the business acquired Crest Environmental Ltd, a leading remediation contractor based in St. Helens and re-branded as AA Woods to service clients in the North of England.


25 years of trading

In 2019 we celebrated 25 years of successful trading.


Bristol office

In 2021 the South West regional offices were relocated into one larger more central office in Bristol.


Employee Ownership Trust ('EOT')

In 2024 we made our first steps to becoming fully owned by our employees. Introducing the EOT model rewards the dedication and commitment of all our employees and provide the opportunity to benefit in the on-going success of our business.