About Us

About Us

What We Do

R B Emerson Limited has been creating quality environments since 1912 by offering electrical, computer services and interior refurbishment expertise as well as air conditioning services through our subsidiary company Essex Electric Ltd.

The Emersons philosophy has always been to deliver quality to the Construction Industry as well as the Private and Public sector. We now have a services portfolio that allows us to extend quality workmanship and project management right across the build environment. The emphasis on high quality has resulted in our partnering with some of our most successful clients for over thirty years in the quest to provide services for better housing, offices, industrial and public buildings.

Latest best practice along with the most effective modern materials and equipment are central to our ability to make this high-quality contribution, as an example, Health and Safety has always been our first priority and all of our site personnel have an ECS/CSCS card, and our Project Managers & Forman all have SMSTS or SSSTS certificates.

In addition to quality we add reliability, we are renowned for completing projects on time and are committed to bring both quality and reliability to all clients to help deliver a quality environment.


Emerson’s was established in 1912 by Roland Basham Emerson as R B Emerson Limited. The energetic and successful founder began by building a strong reputation for the company in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The electrical installations in many of Southend’s landmark buildings, including the Library, the Cliffs Pavilion and Southend Police Station, were the work of Roland Emerson’s fast-growing business.

The Company remained a privately owned business until 1994 when it was purchased by Datasure, who then evolved into Rebus after first becoming a listed company. In 2002 the company returned to private ownership and is now owned by three directors through R B Emerson Group Limited.

With over a Century of successful trading the Company has built good commercial foundations and a strong system of financial management, both of which add to its demonstrated durability in today’s markets. Clients and contracts now extend across the London and the South East providing a hugely comprehensive services portfolio covering electrical, computer services and interior refurbishment work.

The group portfolio and position in the market place was added to in 2007 with the acquisition of Essex Electric Ltd, who have provided air conditioning installation and maintenance services since 1934.