Original article appeared on Construction Industry Federation's website on 1st February 2017
Member Focus: Paul Flynn Construction Ltd.
Ballinasloe-based Construction Company, Paul Flynn Construction Ltd. has been building and developing quality projects all over Ireland since 1975.
Director Tara Flynn spoke to us about the family business, which has built its reputation on strong traditional values. When Paul Flynn Senior founded Paul Flynn Construction in the mid-1970s the company’s primary focus was on the private residential market. However, nearly a half century later, the company has adapted and grown to meet the demands of the industry. These days Paul Flynn Construction is a leading figure in educational and commercial construction nationwide.
Garbally College in Ballinasloe, St. Sylvester’s Junior School in Malahide, Davitt College in Castlebar, Co. Mayo and works in Rockwell College in Tipperary are just some of the school projects that Paul Flynn Construction has recently completed.
The company is currently working on projects for Shannon Airport Authority and the Department of Education and the Educational Training Boards, both in Galway and Westmeath.
“When Paul Senior started the company all those years ago, it was a different time. Over the years, our Paul Flynn Construction has shifted its emphasis to school-building, healthcare and commercial buildings. This move has kept us busy throughout the downturn when housing activity essentially stopped,” Tara Flynn said. “So we are quite happy with how the business is progressing.”
While Paul Snr stepped down as the company director two years ago, he is still very much involved in the business, as are the rest of the Flynn family.
“It is very much a family-run business with my father, Paul Flynn Snr, still actively involved in the day-to-day running of the business. Myself and my brothers - Paul Jnr, a Chartered Civil Engineer, Mark, a Project Manager and John, a Civil Engineer - all work together in the business,” Tara said. “The boardroom can be a lively place at times!”
“One thing that Paul Snr has drummed into the culture of the business is an emphasis on traditional values in all dealings with clients at Paul Flynn Construction; quality and integrity are the cornerstone of our reputation. People know us, they know we are honest and reliable and they know that we deliver the highest quality of work,” Tara added. “Compliance, accreditation and training are of absolute importance to our company. We operate a Safe-T-Cert safety management system to ensure a safe working environment and we are also members of CIRI.”
With a consistent track record for delivering projects within budget and on time, the sterling reputation of Paul Flynn Construction looks set to continue well into the next half century.
“We are looking forward to growing our business and will endeavor to continue to provide an excellent service to all our clients,” Tara said. “We welcome the creation of the 10 year vision introduced by CIF and would hope that it will entice the diaspora to return to Ireland. Together with the implementation of the Government’s Rebuilding Ireland Housing strategy, one would hope that these types of initiatives will really kick start the Construction Industry again.”
Paul Flynn Construction Ltd.,
Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
Phone: (090) 9643181 / (087) 7746349