Twin brothers Michael and Martin Mulleady have brought the same passion and determination they showed on the GAA fields of Longford to their firm Mulleady Properties & Co Ltd which offers a professional building service to clients.
Michael and Martin took over the running of the Longford-based company in 2008 following the sudden death of their brother Fergal, who had set it up four years earlier. Since then, they have completed numerous housing developments, private bespoke homes and purpose-built industrial and commercial units from the midlands to the east coast. The brothers’ aim is to continue growing the business, expand their client-base and geographical coverage. Their mission is to build the highest level of quality construction at a fair and competitive market price, while upholding the utmost level of professionalism, trust, integrity, care and longevity in their relationship with their clients, employees, suppliers and professional associates.
The company’s skilled team of tradesmen works with clients on all types of building works and have been involved in a number of social and affordable housing schemes in recent times. The Mulleadys enjoy an excellent working relationship with developers, contractors and clients. When it comes to new builds, you will have one point of contact throughout the entire process, which means you are never stressed out chasing down multiple tradesmen. Michael and Martin ensure that your project is on flow and on budget.
The Mulleady team is made up of highly-skilled and qualified tradesmen who are dedicated to providing the best possible service. They hold all the relevant qualifications and passes to carry out building works, while Health & Safety is taken very seriously by the company. The family-run business will look after everything from start to finish, from your initial concept right through to completion.
Among the services that they provide are: planning and design; architect services; groundworks; block laying; plastering; insulation; plumbing; heating; carpentry; windows and doors; electrical works and landscaping. At Mulleady Properties & Co, they have years of experience in the building trade and understand just how different each project is, which is why they take the time to really understand your goals. Every project begins with them taking the time to understand and familiarise themselves with your exact requirements.
“Our father had a construction company and we followed him into the business,” Michael explains.
“Fergal got this company up-and-running and Martin and I took up the reins following his untimely passing in 2008. We got through the recession and are now going from strength to strength, employing 12 staff directly and a further 70-80 people on a sub-contract basis. Our sisters Sandra (Donohue), Diane (Tighe) and Michelle (Duggan) also help out from time to time.
“We pride ourselves on our talented workforce, workmanship, competitive pricing and our ability to delivery projects on time and within budget. These are key to us attracting so much repeat business.”
The focus in recent times has been very much on social and affordable housing schemes. Mulleady Properties & Co Ltd recently commenced works on a €9 million development of two, three and four-bed homes for Louth County Council on the Ballymakenny Road in Drogheda which is due to be completed in early 2021. The company previously worked alongside developer Woodford CFS to deliver 68 social housing units in Liscorrie, Drogheda for Tuath Housing.
Closer to home, Mulleady Properties & Co collaborated with Faughnan Construction Ltd on a €6.47 million 33-house Knock Manor development in Lanesborough which was delivered in just under 12 months for Longford County Council in 2018. Funded by the Minister for Housing’s Department through Rebuilding Ireland, the project was essentially an unfinished estate. The roads / paths around the site were laid out, but the construction of the houses never proceeded, leaving the prepared site unresolved. The completed project includes 12 two-bed homes, 15 three-bed homes and six four-bed homes.
The Mulleadys also teamed up Faughnan Construction Ltd on a 25-house development in Carragh, Granard for Longford County Council and another €3 million 17-house scheme (Mill Race Park) in their home village of Drumlish, once again on behalf of Longford County Council.
Two other social housing projects they are currently working on for Longford County Council are a 26-house development at Farnagh, Longford and a four-unit development in Edgeworthstown.
While their office is based in Newtownforbes, the Mulleadys are Drumlish men through and through. Martin is a former Fianna Fail County Councillor and chairman of Longford County Council, while both he and Michael are members of their local GAA club’s committee. The twins represented Fr Manning Gaels with distinction during their playing days and also lined out for the Longford senior football team. They each hold four Longford senior football championship medals which were won in 1996, ’97, ’98 and 2001.
The Gaels are the reigning Longford intermediate football champions and are looking forward to making their mark again at senior level in 2020 after a two-year absence from the top flight.
Michael concludes by saying: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers, suppliers and business partners for their continued support as well as our staff for their hard work and dedication.”
This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, February/March 2020, Vol 6 No 1