A larger firm than Len's, Roscoe & Pitts employed more builders and had a reputation for paying them well. In 1963, while doing a job at Gamma Garments, Joe Makinson tried to get Len's apprentice Jerry Booth to come and work for his employer instead, promising him 15/- on top of the flat wage he earned with Len. After Joe put a good word in, Jerry was taken on by Mr Pitts, but the lad turned down the job as Len had offered to make him a business partner when he completed his apprenticeship. A year later, Len laid Jerry off due to a lack of work coming in and the lad again applied at Roscoe & Pitts, this time leaving the yard to work for them.
Naturally, Roscoe & Pitts occasionally went after the same jobs as Len, keeping the builder on his toes by snapping up any work he let slip through his fingers. In 1963, they landed the mission contract when Len, the previous contract-holder, was suspected of trashing the Glad Tidings Mission Hall's vestry. Two years later, Willie Piggott convinced Arnold Jenkinson to terminate a deal with Len knocking four old shops into a supermarket so that Len would accept a job Piggott was offering, with Roscoe & Pitts again being the benefactor. In 1970, the firm helped Fairclough and Langton get their own back on Piggott when he blackmailed Emily Nugent into finding out Len's tender for a student hostel contract. Piggott's plan to undercut Len was foiled when they sold their low-cost materials to Roscoe & Pitts, allowing them to undercut Piggott.