Based in Richardstown, Ardee, Co Louth, Michael Giggins & Sons provide specialist design and build capabilities. The knowledge, skills and intellectual capital of their people ensure they are able to manage and integrate all aspects of a project.
They take pride in bringing specialist knowledge, sector-leading experience and fresh thinking to create workable solutions for their clients on a huge range of projects. No challenge is too great or too small, as their portfolio proves.
Together they have the scale and breadth of skills of a major company, while retaining that local focus and local pride that comes from never being far from their clients.
The family run business takes a collaborative, partnership approach to projects, building professional relationships based on mutual respect and trust. They operate a culture of teamwork, openness, and support, in which everyone is encouraged to strive for excellence. Social value and sustainability are at the heart of everything they do, and their health and safety record is second to none.
Dedication to their clients and projects is something that the company’s reputation has been built on and with over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, their knowledge and expertise is second to none.
For this month’s edition of Building Ireland, we profile the company and speak to Michael Jnr who along with his brother Robert and wife Ann who looks after the administration help Michael Snr run the business on a daily basis.
Michael Jnr revealed that one of the secrets to their success is their ability to work in tandem with the client to ensure that the end result is to everyone’s satisfaction.
“We liaise closely with our clients throughout each project, ensuring that their vision and plan are delivered on time and within budget. The details of every build, regardless of complexity or function, are given the time and attention necessary to guarantee they are completed to our own and the clients satisfaction. We use only the very best and proven materials, helping keep down costs and providing a build that is both safe and economical. All aspects of every build, from foundation to roof, are carried out with a level of professionalism, commitment and scrutiny that will not be surpassed.”
The majority of their work is carried out in the domestic sector and ranges from new builds to extensions, while they also do some commercial work, mainly for Louth County Council.
Michael Giggins & Sons dedicate their services to both the domestic and commercial markets, delivering high standards to each and every project that they are involved in.
“The high standards that we set ourselves are achieved through the expertise and experience of our dedicated team. At Michael Giggins & Sons we combine best practice with best materials. Our work speaks for itself and our long list of satisfied clients is a testimony to our experience and success in the construction industry. Every project, from attic conversion to new build, is built with a full commitment to our client, their vision and their expectations.”
As a fully insured and CIF registered company, there are 11 experienced staff employed, while a number of tried and trusted sub-contractors are used.
“We would have lads here over 15 years and it is a very experienced team. The sub-contractors that we use would be with us for years as well and they know the level of work that we expect from them and they deliver every time.”
Michael Jnr added that they are kept busy and at the moment it is a matter of playing catch up due to the time lost during the Covid-19 lockdown.
“Yeah, we have a good bit of work on now. We were busy before the lockdown, so we are just finishing off those jobs now and we have other work to keep us going for the remainder of the year at least.
“Our catchment area would be mainly Louth and Meath, but we did do a job for a client in Dalkey last year, however, we are fortunate that the majority of our work is local.
Michael Jnr stressed to us that your reputation is everything and there is no doubt that word of mouth is the best form of advertisement.
“We have a well-established reputation for delivering small to medium sized projects within a specified time frame. Each aspect of every build is overseen and managed with diligence, scrutiny and attention to detail. We use only the most trusted and reputable materials and equipment, delivering safety, quality and reliability to every project. Every job, including carpentry, plumbing, electrics, roofing and more is done to comply with all necessary regulations.
“We deliver our services to our customers with a pride, commitment to excellence and affordability that will not be found anywhere else.”
Here are some of the testimonials that past clients have said about the family run business:
Paul Lanney, Owner – Supervalu, Ardee, Co. Louth.
“I found Michael Giggins & Sons to be a highly progressive, quality driven and competent contractor. They completed the works within the contract period and to our great satisfaction within budget. During the construction period the existing Supermarket was open for business and this involved a high level of co-ordination and co-operation between Michael Giggins & Sons and Management. Michael Giggins & Sons executed their works safely and professionally facilitating the Supermarket’s customers at all times.”
Thomas Mc Guinness, Lead Engineer DCE Engineering.
“The performance of the Michael Giggins & Sons team was exemplary in relation to schedule, quality, cost control and safety.
Working to a very tight schedule, high density of labour and winter conditions, Michael Giggins & Sons had a co-operative, pro-active, can do attitude and provided solutions rather than questions so that the schedule was maintained on track. Michael Giggins & Sons led the way to deliver high quality construction”
Louise Courtney, Project: Total Refurbishment and Extension, Ardee, Co. Louth.
“We found Michael Giggins & Sons to be co-operative, dedicated and considerate whilst focused on ensuring that cost control and quality were not compromised.
Michael Giggins & Sons were found to be customer centered, flexible and committed to ensuring that the project was delivered successfully and on schedule.”
Michael Giggins & Sons Building Contractors
Mob:087 247 6969
Mob: 087 210 8177
e-mail: [email protected]
This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, January 2021, Vol 7 No 1