Our Story

The Legendre Group was originally a family-run SME. Now, it is a major construction, real estate and energy group, both nationally and internationally.

Construction

Real Estate

Energy

International

1946

The creation of the company by Jean-Baptiste Legendre – Amanlis (France)

 

1974

Company takeover by Jean-Paul Legendre. 3 employees – including Jean and Gilbert Legendre. Annual turnover : €38,000

1976

The relocation of the company Arrival in Vern sur Seiche (France)

1983

From craftsmanship to an SME 

  • Retirement of Jean-Baptiste Legendre.
  • 1st  large-scale sites in Cherbourg, Evreux, Tours and Paris
  • 25 employees

1991

Major construction crisis

  • 60 employees
  • Annual turnover: €7,8M

 

1993

Turning points 

  • Specialisation in housing construction
  • Starting property development
  • 80 employees
  • Annual turnover: €9M

1998

 

Expansion

  • Relocation to La Hallerais (headquarters), and to Bourgbarré (material centre)
  • 250 employees
  • Annual turnover €29M

2003

New era

  • Arrival of Vincent Legendre
  • Co-management
  • Internal and external growth
  • 389 employees
  • Annual turnover: €79M

2011

Grey Matter

  • New headquarters, known as “Grey Matter” in Rennes
  • Property development and the hotel industry
  • 1000 employees
  • Annual turnover: €218M

2015

Succession

  • Departure of Jean-Paul
  • Company taken over by Vincent
  • New Governance
  • 1,400 employees
  • Annual turnover: €470 M

2016

Directoire du Groupe Legendre

A new era, new ambitions

  • 1,500 employees
  • Opening of our agency in London

2017

Growth

  • Joint Venture Effisinde
  • 1,800 employees

2018

 

 

First flag in Rhône-Alpes

  • Acquisition of GSB company
  • 2,000 employees
  • Annual turnover : €630 M

2019

 

Opening of our agency in Lisboa