Over 25 years of excellence in air conditioning

25 Jul , 2022  

The awards keep coming for Frank Roche Air Conditioning Ltd (FR Services) in Mallow, Co. Cork. As the leading provider of heating and cooling solutions in Munster, the family-run business has won the Excellence in Business Construction Heating & Cooling Award for the past three years.

FR Services offers a complete service, including design, supply, installation and maintenance of air conditioning and heating systems. The company was established in June 1996 by Frank Roche who has over 45 years’ experience working in the air conditioning and ventilation industry. Frank was joined in the business in 2009 by his daughter Katie, who is involved in subsidiary company FRS Maintenance, which was set up in 2017 as a repair and maintenance specialist.

Frank’s daughter Molly works in the service department as an on-the-road engineer carrying out preventative maintenance for the company’s many clients. His son Fionn also spends every spare moment out of school working for the company with a view to learning the family business from the inside out. Fionn is looking forward to a future career within the business.

Frank’s brother Patsy, sons-in-law Gavin O’Keeffe and Michael Curtin, and nephew Sean Roche are also employed. The company continues to go from strength to strength and currently has 30 staff on its books, all of whom have the most up-to-date training in installation, service and maintenance as well as health & safety in the workplace.

FR Services handles diverse projects all the way through to design and installation, aftersales and ongoing maintenance services. Among the services provided are full HVAC installation and maintenance, plumbing services, fire sprinkler ISEN 12845 + BS9152, compressed air, LPHW, chilled water, dry risers, soil and waste. The Cork firm prides itself on its professional, reliable and cost-effective service as well as understanding the needs of its clients.

“We carry all necessary insurance from design to handover,” Frank says.

“These include professional indemnity, employer’s liability, public liability, product liability and contractor’s all-risk cover. We only employ fully-certified engineers as we are an FGR-accredited and EPA-approved company.

“We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset and that they are the reason behind our continued success.

“We strive to provide a highly efficient, professional, competitive and personalized service to all of our clients at all times. We’re the only air conditioning and heating systems provider in Munster that can offer the full package of design, supply, installation and maintenance. We don’t subcontract out any of our work. We’re a one-stop shop for all your heating and cooling solutions.”

The affable Managing Director continues: “We’re a well-established and reputable company with a proven track record in delivering projects of the highest quality on time and within budget. Our experienced and highly-motivated team always sees every project through to its completion. While most of our work is concentrated in Munster, we have completed projects all over Ireland.”

FR Services has dealer partner plus status with Daikin Ireland and has been a business solutions partner with Mitsubishi Electric since its inception. The company also works with many other premier brands, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Samsung, LG, Carrier, Panasonic, Toshiba and Sanyo.

“We have a large fleet of vehicles which travel on a daily basis across the country to deal with our clients’ requests. We offer a complete package from design, supply and installation for the industrial, domestic, commercial and public sectors.”

FR Services had a strong presence in the public sector and is currently working on services nationwide from the OPW and the HSE as well as a major installation at University of Limerick Hospital for a 60-bed section. This is just one of a number of hospital projects the company has worked on in the Munster region.

Heat recovery, ventilation and air purification are extremely busy areas for FR Services at the moment. In this Covid-19 age, proper heat ventilation has been key to getting staff back to the workplace along with air purification, air filtration and ionization systems that the company can also design, supply, install and maintain.

From cancellations and business interruption to employee health & safety, Frank’s clients are assessing the impact of the pandemic on their businesses.

“Our client relationship managers are reaching out to clients to reassure them of our continued operations and support, but please do not hesitate to call us with any questions or issues. We have been taking guidance from local health authorities and making determinations as to what is best for our colleagues’ and their families’ safety.

“We ran toolbox talks and online Covid training for all our employees before they returned to work. We also have the latest PPE and sanitisers to ensure our clients’ and employees’ safety.”

FR Services has completed a wide range of projects in the hotel & leisure, retail, commercial, financial, healthcare, educational, pharmaceutical, dairy and service sectors over the past quarter of a century. Projects include: Amazon CS Ireland in Cork; Shannon Crematorium; FRS Recruitment – various offices; Cognex Inspection Systems; SSE Airtricity Great Island Power Plant; Starbucks – nationwide; Hogs Head Golf Club in Kerry; Spina Bifida facilities in Cork; Musgraves in Cork; Dawn Meats – nationwide; Irish Independent Health Foods; Dairygold – nationwide; Oriel House Hotel in Cork; Muckross Park Hotel in Killarney; Killarney Park Hotel; Killarney Plaza Hotel; Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co. Waterford; Hayfield Manor in Cork; Castletroy Hotel in Limerick; The Kingsley Hotel in Cork; Mallow Hospital; Limerick Hospital; Tralee Hospital; CUMH Cork; CUH Hospital Cork; Ennistymon Community Hospital; VMWare International Ltd; McAfee Intel Security; EMC (Dell) Cork offices; UBER Limerick; Pfizer’s Pharmaceutical Company; GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceutical Company; Munster Joinery – nationwide; Haulbowline Naval Base; ESB – nationwide; Dew Valley Foods; Molex Ireland; Danone Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition Ireland; Kerry Educational Training Board; Cork Educational Training Board.

With Mallow being the ‘Crossroads of Munster’, FR Services is ideally located to cater for its ever-growing customer base. Frank Roche and his staff would like to take this opportunity to thank their clients for their support and loyalty, and look forward to working with and for them for many more years to come.

Frank Roche Air Conditioning Ltd (FR Services)

Newberry Industrial Estate,


Co. Cork,

P51 KN36.

Telephone: 022 43324 / 087 2477199

Web: www.frankrocheservices.ie

This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, July 2022, Vol 8 No 7