about mj conroy
Michael Joseph Conroy, father and grandfather of the current directors of Michael J Conroy & Sons Ltd, formed the business in 1932.
The company has grown considerably over the years and carries out construction and fit-out work with its staff, having vast experience in commercial, industrial and pharmaceutical construction techniques, along with fit-out contracts of both commercial and industrial facilities, working alongside many architectural and engineering firms.
MJ Conroy has offices in Mayo and Galway, with senior management qualified in construction management, quantity surveying and business administration techniques such as financial management and information technology.
The company employs a workforce that is both skilled and experienced in the construction industry, with specialist skills being subcontracted out when required.
Quality has always been of central importance to MJ Conroy, and in recent years the company has been certified to ISO9001:2008 quality assurance certification and with Safe-T-Cert – an independent Health and Safety Management system for the construction industry. Since 2007, the firm has received an annual NISO, NISG National Occupational Safety Award in recognition of its health and safety management system.
In the most recent past, the company has secured Oracle, one of the largest global IT firms as a tenant at its modern office block at the IDA Business Park at Dangan, Galway.
MJ Conroy continues its long association with firms such as Allergan Pharmaceuticals, a world leader in the provision of contact lens, optic solutions and Botox; with Boston Scientific, a leader in the supply of cardiovascular equipment; and Tyco Healthcare, a leading manufacturer of ventilators for the medical industry. More recently, the firm has entered a design and build contract with Hewlett Packard to construction and fit out a new three-storey, 87,000 square foot modern office block in Galway city.
MJ Conroy is a group that has an ethos of collaboration and maintaining strong enduring relationships with national and international partners in the construction, property and agriculture industries.
Its activity comprises a European group of operations in Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania and Serbia, maintaining to its core the family essence and credibility upon which it was founded in 1932.
The group has generated many business relationships through its unyielding effort and commitment – testament to which is the long-standing nature of many of these relationships today. The group’s aim is to provide its clients with the highest quality service, using its internal resources and capabilities across its operations network. This undertaking to the provision of quality service is further supported by the extensive and established cooperation which MJ Conroy has with its many partners across its business networks.
70 years of building
MJ Conroy, began trading in the Irish construction industry in the 1932, founded by Michael Conroy.
In the years that followed, Michael’s sons, George, Brendan and Patrick joined the business and grew it into one of the most respected main contracting firms in the West of Ireland.
They developed strong and enduring working relationships with indigenous Irish and multinational businesses and state bodies such as IDA Ireland. They carried out main contracting work on various types of construction projects from industrial, pharmaceutical, banking, commercial and restoration works.
In the 1970’s the brothers set about expanding their business interests into the commercial property sector. This expansion included the acquisition of two well-known properties in Galway city; Island House at Cathedral Square and Mayoralty House on Flood Street. They restored both these properties as commercial offices.
In the late 1990’s the business was expanded internationally into Eastern Europe. The business has international operations in Serbia, Latvia and Lithuania. Today, this third generation business is assisted by a strong management team which includes grandchildren of Michael Conroy.