Established in 2004, Cummins and Cummins Ltd provide a complete service for all your building requirements, from extensions and refurbishments to fit outs and new builds.
Company director and former All-Ireland plastering champion Gabriel Cummins explains more.
Based in Claremorris, Co Mayo, Cummins and Cummins Ltd have a wealth of experience in the building trade. Explaining the background to the company, which is a registered CIRI (Construction Industry Register Ireland) contractor and member of CIF (Construction Industry Federation), Gabriel reveals: “We were specialists plastering contractors up until 2007, when the downturn came the only way for us to stay in business was to become building contractors. My father Tom, who is now retired, and I set up Cummins & Cummins Ltd three years prior. It wasn’t easy and times were hard but we pulled through.
“My brother John is involved in the company. We employ five people directly and use the same tried and trusted sub-contractors on all our projects.”
Outstanding craftsmanship, attention to detail, value for money and a commitment to working closely with clients to deliver total satisfaction are the hallmarks of the family-run business which has successfully completed numerous projects down through the years. It is important to keep up-to-date with the latest building standards and ever-evolving technology to deliver the best homes to customers.
The contractor’s reputation for quality construction and proven ability to complete projects on time and within budget is borne out by the high volume of repeat business and referrals it receives from satisfied clients from throughout the West of Ireland. Health and Safety is at the core of the business, and never more so than in the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak.
“Our growth and success can be put down to our dedication and attention to detail. By employing highly skilled local sub-contractors, working closely with leading architects and engineers, and using only the very best building products sourcing from local suppliers where possible, we are able to deliver the highest quality construction to our clients,” Gabriel continued.
“As many people come to us through word of mouth, they already have an understanding of what they will get with Cummins & Cummins Ltd and that reputation is what has stood to us over the years and more so this year with the Covid-19 outbreak and the uncertainties out there over the economy.
“I feel our unique selling point is that on each project I am the client’s point of contact. I act as project foreman and contracts manager on all projects and I’ve always felt it is important to listen to the client – effective communication is key. Cummins and Cummins Ltd provide a complete construction service, from groundworks to turnkey, specialises in one off new build, passive houses, office/retail fit outs and school extensions.”
A €1 million-plus extension to Mount Saint Michael Secondary School in Claremorris in 2019 / early 2020 represents one of Cummins & Cummins Ltd’s biggest projects to date. The scope of works included demolition and groundworks, construction of three new classrooms, extensions to home economics room, principal’s office and reception as well as fire safety upgrade works to existing building.
“We finished the school extension in February, just before the first lockdown happened. We were very lucky to get such a project, especially with it being so close to home,” Gabriel continues
The Claremorris contractor is currently building social houses in Cloonfad, Co. Roscommon for Roscommon County Council, a one-off 2,500 sq. ft. house in Galway city and revamping of apartments in Galway. It is also carrying out a refit out to Centra Bellaghy, Charlestown, Co. Mayo and building two new enterprise centres in Ballinlough for Killtullagh Enterprise, Co. Roscommon and in Claremorris, Co. Mayo for Clar IRD.
In addition, in the coming weeks Cummins & Cummins Ltd will be starting a major renovation and extension of the Ballyhaunis Community Hall. Gabriel and his team are undertaking the internal upgrade and extension of the 80-year-old hall, including a new kitchen, extension to the stage, toilet and dressing-room upgrades along with a new heating system. The project engineer is Eugene Waldron of Waldron & Associates, Claremorris.
The hall hosts a variety of events and activities each year, including plays, fitness classes, table tennis, choir practice, youth club, Parent & Toddler group and much more. Known locally as the Parochial Hall, the facility was handed over to Ballyhaunis Community Council by Ballyhaunis parish on a 35-year lease.
Cummins & Cummins Ltd would like to take this opportunity to thank its suppliers, clients, engineers and architects for their continued support, and its staff and sub-contractors for their dedication, hard work and skill. Whatever your requirements, this exceptional family business will provide a cost-effective and high-quality building to suit you and your budget.
Cummins & Cummins Ltd
Telephone: 087 4124854
Email: [email protected]
This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, February, Vol 7 No 2