Based in Dromore, Co. Tyrone, McAleer & Teague Ltd is one of Ireland’s foremost building and engineering firms. Trading for over 60 years, the family-run, award-winning business combines strong traditional values of skilled craftsmanship with modern materials, building techniques and strong business management.
Established in 1953 by Bernard McAleer and Terence Teague, McAleer & Teague is nowadays run by Terence’s sons Ciaran and Dominic. Priding itself on the values of quality, flexibility, rapid response and reliability, the company continues to go from strength to strength with a staff of over 70 on its books and an increasing business turnover. Whether they are working on small, bespoke works or a large-scale project, the McAleer & Teague team are focused on setting the highest standard for construction services.
The team is made up of a group of passionate professionals who have extensive experience in the industry that meet the complex needs of their customers. McAleer & Teague delivers buildings of the highest calibre, on time and on budget. The company has a proven track record on a wide range of projects in the commercial, education, healthcare, restoration and community / leisure areas.
“Most of our work is concentrated in the public sector,” Ciaran Teague explains.
“We work all over Ireland and have a strong and proud history of carrying out high-profile, prestigious contracts. One of the beauties of our company is that we operate our own joinery which allows us to deliver the highest quality bespoke doors, windows, staircases and related products to every job we undertake.”
Synonymous with quality, safety and efficiency, McAleer & Teague has adopted a collaborative approach to successfully complete projects for a range of private and public sector organisations. The company works closely with the client and professional team to ensure that timescales and budgets are adhered to and amendments to plan are easily incorporated into the schedule. Every contract undertaken is tailored to suit the requirement of the client.
“We strive to be the leader in what we do, giving the client the benefits of our experience and uniqueness. We aim to offer value for money and deliver work of the highest standard, on time and within budget. A strong emphasis on health & safety and the environment are also at the heart of our business,” Ciaran continues.
One of McAleer & Teague’s key assets is its in-house specialist joinery workshop facility in Dromore, which is staffed by experienced machine men and bench hands who have established an enviable reputation for manufacturing quality joinery with a high degree of craftsmanship and reliability. All products made are for in-house use only, allowing the company to focus directly on the needs of its construction projects, product testing, client inspection and quality control.
The Co. Tyrone firm operates a robust supply chain due diligence process and is committed to employing the best local labour and engaging the best suppliers. The company only uses contractors who have a proven track record in delivering to the standards that it and its clients expect. Over 90 per cent of McAleer & Teague’s work is delivered by its 50 tired and tested ‘Category One’ supply chain members. They meet the company’s most stringent requirements for quality, skills and experience, environmental standards and health & safety. Such relationships have introduced strong lines of communication, knowledge transfer, standardisation, pre-fabrication, Lean Thinking and Value Management and Engineering processes to ensure best value in project delivery.
A Supplier Charter has been developed which not only reflects the company’s commitments and expectations towards it supply chain, but also the approach and behaviour that it expects of suppliers to adopt. This approach delivers true value to the client.
McAleer & Teague has successfully coordinated, project-managed and delivered projects from small restorations to multi-million pound developments. The company has been involved in many school and education builds in Northern Ireland, including the construction of a new three-storey South West College with an integrated two-storey library in Cookstown, the extension and refurbishment of the existing Colaiste Feirste School in Belfast, the construction of new eight-classroom primary schools in Enniskillen and Kilmacrennan, and the conversion of St. Franchea’s Buildings to Mount Lourdes Junior School. It is currently undertaking developments at St. Joseph’s Grammar School in Donaghmore, Friends’ School in Lisburn and Belfast High School.
McAleer & Teague can count the Glendarragh Valley Inn 70-seater restaurant in Ederney, Unite the Union offices in Derry and the New Line Recycling facility in Craigavon among its commercial projects. In the healthcare sector, it has constructed the new Lisburn Assessment and Resource Centre and carried out refurbishments at both the Erne and Cavan General Hospitals.
Recent high-profile projects include the construction of the Dublin City Mortuary and The Office of the State Pathologist, extensive repairs to the Grade A listed St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral in Armagh, the refurbishment of the Tropical Revine at the Belfast Botanic Gardens and the restoration of the Museum of Free Derry.
In January, McAleer & Teague was a recipient of an All-Ireland Occupational Safety Award. The awards are held in conjunction with NISO (National Irish Safety Organisation) and NISG (Northern Ireland Safety Group). The Occupational Safety Award demonstrates the positive and proactive culture of safety management that exists within the company.
McAleer & Teague Ltd
41 Main Street,
Co. Tyrone BT78 3AG.
Telephone: +44 (0)28 82898535
Fax: +44 (0)28 828 98244
Taken from Building Ireland magazine, May/June 2016, Vol 2, No 2