Based in Westport, Co. Mayo, James Heneghan Electrical, Plumbing & Heating Contractor Ltd provides an extensive range of plumbing, electrical and construction services to customers throughout Connaught. Managing Director James Heneghan gave Building Ireland an insight into this well-established family-run business.
25 years ago James Heneghan took the decision to set up his own Plumbing & Electrical business and it is no exaggeration to say that it has come a long way from humble beginnings.
“It was a two-man operation when I started out and we have built the business up over the years,” James revealed. “We started out as an electrical and plumbing business and then moved into construction. We registered the business as a limited company 15 years ago. My wife Mary is also a director while my son Patrick, who is a qualified electrician, joined the business full-time seven years ago after finishing his Leaving Certificate.
“We’re basically a one-stop shop – as well as plumbing and electrical work, we provide all the services for new builds and refurbishments. We do civil work as well and operate a fleet of machines and lorries. It is all part of what we are doing, part of the process of building and refurbishing and stuff like that. They are always bits and pieces to be done.”
Safe Electric certified, another considerable string to the Heneghan family’s company bow is that it is SEAI approved which means it can help homeowners reduce their energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions and improve the comfort of their homes.
Down through the years, this progressive company has earned an enviable reputation for handling installation, maintenance and repair requests and undertaking projects of all sizes and specifications whether it’s a simple fault finding service or a new build project.
Their team of tradesmen have all received extensive training and only work with materials and equipment sourced from trusted suppliers in order to guarantee their quality.
From a plumbing perspective, James Heneghan EP&H Contractor Ltd specialise in all types of works, offering a comprehensive range of installation, maintenance and repair services.
For example, regular boiler maintenance is essential, particularly during the winter months when it is being more heavily used, to ensure your heating system is operating at maximum efficiency whilst also preventing costly issues from arising.
The Westport company is able to provide a complete diagnostic service, identifying any faults or potential issues which they can then remedy. They also have a 24-hour service available in case of emergencies.
They work with both domestic and commercial customers throughout the Connaught area, delivering a plumbing service that is professional and reliable.
The same applies to their electrical services division – they undertake projects of all sizes so whether you need simple fault finding service or a complete property rewire, James Heneghan EP&H Contractor Ltd will be able to assist you. They are fully registered and insured and strictly adhere to all relevant health and safety regulations.
And if all that wasn’t enough, James Heneghan EP&H Contractor Ltd also provides a comprehensive range of construction services including all extension, renovation and conversion works.
Extensions are a fantastic way to increase your property value and maximise the space available to you. James Heneghan provides a comprehensive extension service, encompassing all aspects of the extension build to minimise any hassle.
Their renovation service, meanwhile, is ideal for those looking to upgrade the look and feel of their home. As skilled plumbers and electricians, they can upgrade all fixtures as well as improve the interior design of the property.
Conversions are a fantastic way to transform an existing space into something more useful without having to go through the hassle of constructing additional areas in your property. James Heneghan EP&H Contractor provides a professional, reliable conversion service to customers throughout the western province.
Their team of fully qualified, highly skilled tradesmen prides themselves on the consistently high quality of all of their construction projects. The company prides itself on delivering a service that is professional and efficient, backed up by decades of experience in the construction industry.
That is a fact that Mayo County Council can testify to…
“We would have started out doing work for the Western Health Board while these days Mayo County Council are our number one client,” James outlined. “We have a long standing relationship with Mayo County Council and they are our main priority at the moment.
“We build houses for them as well as community centres while we also do refurbishment, extension and grant work for them. We are currently working on refurbishing houses for the Council as well as an extension job.”
Why do Mayo County Council repeatedly avail of the services offered by James and his dedicated workforce?
“We give a very good service which includes quick response times,” he answered. “If they have a problem with a house, we call out the same day or next morning at the latest. We are professional and reliable.”
Like practically every other business in the country, the Mayo company hasn’t been immune to the negative repercussions of Covid-19 but their essential service status with their local County Council has shielded them from the worst effects of the lockdowns.
“We have been affected by Covid to a certain degree but we’ve been lucky in that we have been kept busy throughout. Trying to get materials is a bit of a job at the minute. You walk into a hardware store they don’t have what you want and it can then take weeks to get it in.”
Is James optimistic about the possibility of a return to normality in the not-too-distant future? “I hope so!” he concluded.
Available 24/7 in case of emergencies, feel free to contact James Heneghan Plumbing & Electrical to find out more about the extensive range of services they provide and how they can cater for your plumbing, electrical and construction needs.
James Heneghan EP&H Contractor Ltd
Oughty, Liscarney, Westport, Co. Mayo
Tel: 098 21597
Email: [email protected]
This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, June, Vol 7 No 6