Ireland’s top 50 construction contractors report turnover of €8.39 billion in 2018 1 week ago

Ireland’s top 50 construction contractors report turnover of €8.39 billion in 2018

Dare we say the boom is back?

The top 50 construction contractors in Ireland reported a combined turnover of €8.39 billion in 2018, according to Construction magazine’s annual Top 50 CIF (Construction Industry Federation) Contractors listing for 2019.

The figure represents an increase of over €1.5 billion from 2017 and an increase of well over €3 billion from the turnover for the CIF Top 50 in 2015.

€5.9 billion of the construction activity that generated the €8.3 billion in 2018 took place in Ireland, with almost €2.5 billion resulting from exported construction services, up more than 54% from €1.62 billion in 2017.

A host of recognisable names dominated the top 50 list; John Sisk and Son were named Ireland’s top construction contractor, while Mercury Engineering and BAM Contractors retained their position in second and third respectively.

The list in full can be seen below.

Despite the healthy figures, Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF, warned that “margins are still very tight” and that “there isn’t sufficient work in the regions to maintain a strong, balanced and sustainable contractor sector in Ireland”.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue added that construction must be made more attractive as a career choice in Ireland.

“The apprenticeships system is being expanded, offering an entry for young people into the industry,” Donohue said.

“Much progress has been made over the last year and half on construction projects nationwide, as well as improvements in the construction sector. There is much more to do to ensure that Ireland has all of the infrastructure it requires as we develop further as a country.

“Central to this will be to ensure that the construction sector continues to advance its capabilities and capacity with the support of Government.”

More information is available here.

The Construction Magazine Top 50 CIF Contractors 2019, including 2018 turnover

1. John Sisk & Son €1,173,000,000
2. Mercury Engineering €770,000,000
3. BAM Ireland €546,000,000
4. Jones Engineering €480,000,000
5. Bennett (Construction) Ltd €405,000,000
6. John Paul Construction Ltd €390,000,000
7. Dornan Engineering Ltd €375,000,000
8. JJ Rhatigan & Company €324,000,000
9. P J Hegarty & Sons U.C. €290,000,000
10. Collen Construction €270,638,000
11. Winthrop €231,560,000
12. Roadbridge Ltd €230,364,236
13. Designer Group Engineering Contractors Holdings Ltd €204,960,762
14. mac-group €203,500,000
15. Walls Construction Ltd €190,300,000
16. Kirby Group Engineering €166,000,000
17. Ardmac Limited €157,253,178
18. Specialist Technical Engineering Services (STS Group) €144,663,833
19. Flynn €133,634,349
20. Suir Engineering €126,000,000
21. Stewart Construction €112,000,000
22. Murphy International Ltd €99,800,000
23. Wills Bros Ltd €90,000,000
24. SIAC Construction €86,500,000
25. Leo Lynch Group €74,920,000
26. Keating €70,930,658
27. Duggan Brothers (Contractors) Ltd €63,000,000
28. Ganson Building & Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd €60,726,904
29. Monami Construction €58,149,716
30. GEM Group €57,000,000
31. ABM Group €52,000,000
32. BMD & Company Limited €49,067,999
33. Radley Engineering €46,598,000
34. King & Moffatt €46,100,000
35. Kilcawley Construction €45,660,000
36. Gaeltec Utilities Limited €44,930,000
37. Glenman Corporation Ltd €43,430,000
38. Conack Construction Ltd €43,412,430
39. Lynskey Engineering Ltd €42,503,114
40. Adston Group Holdings Ltd €41,025,503
41. Clancy Construction €40,300,000
42. Purcell Construction €40,000,000
43. Jons Civil Engineering Co Ltd €36,800,000
44. Vision Contracting Ltd €36,200,000
45. P J Carey Contractors Ltd €33,514,761
46. MSL Engineering Ltd €33,386,771
47. Glenbeigh Construction Limited €33,008,587
48. T&I Fitouts Ltd €31,745,800
49. MMD Construction Cork Ltd €31,476,212
50. David Flynn Ltd €31,095,000
Top 50 Total €8,390,000,000