Based in Mountmellick, Co Laois, Fitzpatrick Construction Ltd provides its clients with professional and quality constructed new builds, housing developments, home extensions, renovations and attic conversions. Building Ireland found out more recently from its owner and founder Mick Fitzpatrick.
These are busy times at Fitzpatrick Construction Ltd and, as it stands, the Co Laois-based company is booked up with projects until August 2021.
Operating with 12 full-time staff, the company is established seven years now and since ‘Day One’ its core principal has been to keep its knowledge and skill base to the very highest standards.
Fitzpatrick Construction has a dedicated team of qualified and experienced employees and sub-contractors that strive to achieve the highest standard in quality.
It was part of the vision for Mick Fitzpatrick back in 2013 when he took the decision to go out on his own and set-up his construction venture, as he explained to Building Ireland.
“My family has always been in construction. My father and my brothers are all tradesmen and I’m a carpenter by trade,” explained Mick.
“My father had a joinery shop that I worked in and I took the decision then to get into one off builds and set-up my own company.
“Eventually I would get into doing some nice architectural builds and right now we have six live projects on-going here.”
New builds, housing developments, home extensions, renovations and attic conversions are the services that Mick and his team provide clients all throughout Leinster, with the bulk of their work based in and around south Dublin.
Fitzpatrick Construction is a company which prides itself on satisfying clients and the focused aim of the business is to make the experience of building your dream home a pleasurable one from the initial design through to completion.
The company’s service allows you peace of mind throughout the project, with a fully qualified and professional staff that will gladly guide you through every aspect of the design and build process.
That approach towards clients has seemingly paid off in spades for Fitzpatrick Construction, with its books now full of projects for the next 12 months or so.
“We’re booked up now until August next year,” he stated.
“We’ve just started a small housing development in Blackrock which consists of seven houses in total.
“Predominately, our work is based in Dublin and its renovation and one off builds around areas like Dalkey and Blackrock.”
This past March brought a halt to construction work across the country as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic which enforced government lockdown.
Overnight construction sites across the country shutdown for the best part of 10 weeks and Fitzpatrick Construction certainly felt the impact, according to its Managing Director.
“We just had to close down. Simple as that,” Mick pointed out.
“So we shut up shop and the weeks off saw a real delay in products and materials, some of them by as much as three months. It’s just starting to get back to normal now.”
Since sites all across the country opened back up on May 18th, there seems to have been no let up for Fitzpatrick Construction.
The company has projects on-going all throughout the capital and even more lined up for the coming months.
So what has been the secret to success? How has a company just seven years old managed to earn such a glowing reputation in what is a relatively short space of time in the construction game?
“We’re only as good as our last job here. That’s the way we’ve always seen it,” said Mick.
“We provide a personal touch that I think our clients appreciate. I’m the Managing Director but I’m also the foreman and I’m the person clients come to with whatever they want to discuss with a project.
“I’ve a team of good tradesmen working with me that are all qualified and experienced, so we always have the right men on the job.”
The proof is very much in the pudding when it comes to Fitzpatrick Construction’s rise, having initially set-up in a time when the Irish construction industry was reeling.
Now they are experts when it comes to new builds and renovations & extensions.
When building your home from scratch Fitzpatrick Construction’s professional builders place a high priority on customer care, resulting in an on-time, on budget and professionally managed project.
From renovating your entire house, kitchen or bathroom, Mick and his expert team of builders ensure that your project is as smooth as possible. They can also help you build on a new extension or convert an existing loft or garage.
Looking towards the months ahead, Mick says he’s targeting more growth for the business which he has already managed to grow from the ground up since taking the decision to go out on his own in 2013.
“Hopefully, we’ll see a bit of growth ahead of next year,” he enthused.
“We are at a good point now here where I feel we can grow the business further and grow the name too. The numbers are currently going up and we have three new lads starting with us now soon.
“We’ve also had two new apprentices start recently as well, so we have lads coming in and, as I said, hopefully we can continue growing in 2021.”
Fitzpatrick Construction Ltd
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This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, January 2021, Vol 7 No 1