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About McAreavey Construction

McAreavey Construction is owned & managed by Richard McAreavey

Richard has 30 years' experience in the construction industry over a wide variety of sectors & disciplines. He grew up around construction as he worked in his father’s joinery shop from a young age, which supplied doors, windows, stairs & bespoke joinery to the building industry.

After graduating from Ulster University Jordanstown with a degree in Civil Engineering & Construction Studies Richard began working with Farrans Construction in Northern Ireland and England on both civils & building projects.

In 1999 he joined Bowen Construction in Cork & completed a number of industrial, commercial & civils projects with them. Most notably Mahon shopping Centre, Pepsi production plant Carrigaline, Pfizer production plant Ringaskiddy & the Watergrasshill Bypass.

In 2003 Richard started working for himself building residential property & providing professional services such as project management and quantity surveying to the construction industry.

He eventually settled in Newmarket, Cork after he married Eileen Browne, a native of Meelin village only up the road. Eileen & her family are well known and respected in the local community, & it is here Richard decided to put down roots & raise their family.

our team members

Professional Team

Richard McAreavey

Managing Director

Eileen Browne

Sales & Accounts


McAreavey Construction has just completed our new home and from the very beginning Richard was a pleasure to deal with. Apart from being technically knowledgeable, he was also approachable, timely and responsive. I was especially pleased with his willingness to listen to my many questions and queries. I would recommend him to anyone that values professionalism, integrity and reliability. Throughout we were very impressed by the management of the works, the respect for our property and that of our neighbours.

​ Richard prepared a detailed specification, which was costed and frequently updated so we knew exactly the likely financial outcome at all times. As with every build, our house threw up some variations and additions that we needed/or requested and subsequent decisions had to be made. But clarity of costs at every step of the process made decision-making much easier. Any of these suggestions during the course of construction were positively discussed and were acted upon and implemented without further discussion or reminder from us.

Having worked in engineering and construction for the last 18 years, I have seen the good, the bad and the ugly in the building trade and McAreavey Construction is a great example of how a house building company should operate. I would recommend McAreavey Construction to anyone looking for an enjoyable and stress-free building experience that has a great final product.

- John & Mags O'Sullivan, Churchtown, Co Cork

We found Richard very professional and helpful to deal with. Everything that he does is done right and couldn’t be faulted. Overall great service and very pleased with our new home.

- David Ahern, Churchtown, Co Cork

McAreavey Construction go above and beyond to deliver your dream home. Attention to detail at every stage of the process. I would recommend anyone thinking of building to contact Richard.

- Denis Collins, Newmarket, Co Cork

I have just recently moved into my new home which was completed by McAreavey Construction. Richard was a pleasure to deal with from obtaining planning permission to the finished product. Throughout the whole process he was very approachable and was always willing to answer any questions or queries I had. Richard was highly professional at all times making it a stress free and enjoyable experience. He always kept me up to date about the build and what would be happening next. He has a great work ethic and always kept the house and site very tidy. I am extremely happy with my house and would highly recommend McAreavey Construction to anyone looking to build a new home.

- Lisa Murphy, Freemount, Co Cork

We have recently moved into our beautiful new home built by McAreavey Construction. Richard drew up our house plans and also obtained our planning permission for us. It was the most relaxed process from start to finish. Richard was most helpful with the whole process. He was always at hand to answer any questions and also provided some great advice throughout the build. He was in constant contact throughout the build, letting us know what was going on at each stage. I could not recommend Richard highly enough he has a great work ethic and a gentleman to deal with. I wish Richard and McAreavey Construction all best for the future.

- Ciara & Chris Farrell, Ballyagran, Co Limerick

McAreavey Construction were a pleasure to deal with and we are delighted with our new home. Richard stayed within timelines set out, despite challenges with Covid restrictions, we were still in our home by September 2020. Richard was easy to communicate with at every stage. It was a very relaxed process. I would highly recommend giving him a call if you are considering building.

- Leonora Guinee, Newmarket, Co Cork

McAreavey Construction did a brilliant job in building our house. Richard was great to deal with and very helpful to date. We would highly recommend McAreavey Construction.

- Jennifer Burke, Donoughmore, Co Cork

Richard has project managed many contracts for us over the years and he is a very competent and trust worthy individual. I would highly recommend Richard to anyone wishing to commence a construction project.

- Gillian Barry, Chris Barry Plant Hire Ltd, Castletownbere, Co Cork.