EXPERIENCED TEAM OF SPECIALISTS
With more than 100 employees and an annual turnover of over €40 million, KPH Construction is a well-established and technically capable construction specialist. Our projects demand a level of expertise that is beyond the scope of many smaller building contractors. We can meet the needs of virtually any assignment, however complex, and our clients are confident of this ability. It is a reputation that results from a wealth of experience built up over many years in the industry and, above all, the talent of our people.
KPH Construction is a company that takes the long view. We place a high value on continuity, and most of our people have been with us for almost a decade – some for much longer. We encourage and support professional and personal development, and invest heavily in training and education, nurturing the next generation of talent to ensure the long-term growth of the brand.
Kenmare Plant Hire was founded in 1993 by Brian Gallivan and began trading as KPH Construction in 2008. Brian has steered the company from the early days of plant hire contracts to a highly successful Construction and Civil Engineering company with over €75m worth of work currently on site.
Donald Lynch has been employed with the company since 1995, his background is in engineering and he has extensive Quantity Surveying experience. Donald oversees all financial dealings of the firm as well as maintaining a keen interest in the civils and utility contracts.
Micheál O’Shea is a qualified Electrician and Plumber who joined the company in 2002 as a Construction Manager. He is responsible for overseeing most of the domestic & retail projects as well as the planning & logistics of moving plant, vehicles, resources and personnel between sites.
Finbar Healy is a Chartered Construction manager who has been with KPH Construction for 7 years. His 30 years in construction have covered work across a broad spectrum of sectors and he now heads up health, safety & environmental, contract negotiations, quality assurance, programming and pre-qualifications.
James Casey has been working for KPH since 2013 and has brings a wealth of experience to the company. James has managed some of Corks most iconic builds including Mahon Point Shopping Centre and Half Moon Lane. He now looks after a lot of the commercial contracts as well as procurement.
Since joining KPH Construction in 2012 as the company’s financial controller Marie McCarthy has been responsible for all financial and administrative jobs required including accounts, payments, banking and customer service.
SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Liam O’Shea is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor who has been with KPH Construction for the last 5 years. After 6 years with Michael Barrett Partnership in Cork he came back to Kenmare to oversee all surveying services.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Frank Keyes has been a Senior Project Manager with KPH for over 10 years. He has a degree in Quantity Surveying, a diploma in Civil Engineering and a passion for working with concrete. His career spans over 20 years and includes many prestigious builds in and around Dublin.
CIVILS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
James has been with KPH for 20 years and has progressed through the ranks from machine driver up to Senior Project Manager. He now looks after all of the larger civils and utility projects. James coordinates the sequence of works, the hiring of labour, creating and agreeing the works programme, ensuring all programmes are met and controlling the budgets for these works.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Des Riordan has Masters Degrees in both Quantity Surveying & Project Management and brings over 20 years experience of running jobs all over the world to KPH. He is currently running a multi office block development in Dublin worth over €30m whilst mentoring a number of junior staff members.
SENIOR SITE ENGINEER
Michael has degrees in both Civil Engineering and Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin. He has 15 years experience of working as a site engineer on numerous projects around the country and now brings that wealth of knowledge to KPH Construction to head up a team of 3 engineers.
Ivan McCarthy has worked at KPH since 2003 as a Construction Manager. With a background as a joiner, Ivan now oversees many of our prestigious residential and commercial contracts. Ivan’s eye for detail and constant strive for excellence ensures that even the most discerning customers regularly sing his praises.
Fionán O’Shea is a qualified Carpenter with over 25 years experience who has been with KPH since 2003. He has progressed from trainee carpenter up to Site Manager and works on a variety of projects from healthcare to residential. He is currently managing a 25 unit housing development in Cork City.
Thomas is a qualified carpenter with 20 years construction experience. His potential was spotted whilst working as a drylining subcontractor and he was taken on as a site foreman over 7 years ago. He has progressed from managing small fit outs to looking after multi million euro new builds. His latest project was a 22 unit social housing development in Co Kerry.
Ivor Ferris is a qualified carpenter with 20 years experience. His experience before joining KPH Construction was predominantly in residential sector but he has now widened his breadth of knowledge working with more senior managers on some interesting commercial projects. Ivor is currently managing a project of nine social residential units in Cork City.