Our History

The Cassel part of the Cassel & Fletcher story starts with Abraham Cassel in the early 1900s and to date ends with great grandson Noah Fletcher, who with the launch of Cassel & Fletcher,  joined together over a century of property know-how and expertise.

Abraham Cassel came to Manchester from Russia in 1911 initially trading as an embroiderer before establishing his building company soon after to practice his imported passion for the industry.

A Cassel & Son began buying up land in the Broughton Park area of the city, developing property and selling it on, becoming probably one of the area’s best known builders. Streets named after him survive to this day and the name A Cassel & Son can still be seen on ironmongery and drain covers.

Abraham had two sons – Joe and Bernard – and son-in-law Fred, all involved in the business with him.

When the Second World War came Bernard and Fred went off to fight and Joe was left to run the myriad of building projects.

It was Joe Cassel who really established the family name and created the first ever advertising for A Cassel & Son in the local paper.

In spite of being a highly respected local business man in North Manchester Joe did encounter prejudice and was refused entry to a local golf club (at the time Jews were regularly declined membership). His reaction was typical Cassel. He left the club house, bought land next door a bit further up the road and built a new golf club where he became captain in 1957. In a strange twist of fate the land around that same club house was eventually sold for development and became scheme called Hickory Grange which grandson Noah is now working on 60 years later.

Joe had five daughters whose husbands had different professions, so when he took early retirement in the 1960s his brothers Bernard and Fred bought him out. They went on to concentrate on property investment as opposed to development.

Noah’s father, Michael, was the first of Joe’s grandsons. He was named Michael Cassel Fletcher to keep the Cassel name in the family as all the daughters had new married names. That together with the enterprising property genes were passed onto Noah and help define him and the business today.

Cassel & Fletcher prides itself on its long-standing relationships with its clients and investors with a growing reputation for excellent return on investment and construction quality. The company is keen to talk to anyone interested in property development and construction services who wants to work with specialist residential experts.

Noah Fletcher