Brothers Brian and Raymond Currie founded the business in 1977, initially operating from humble premises at Edendork, County Tyrone. Whilst Raymond retired in 1997 Brian (father of current MD, Mark) continued to work in the company until 2007.
Brian and Raymond fondly remember the first job their fledgling firm took on way back in 1977 – the year when the top ten music charts were dominated by ABBA’s Knowing Me, Knowing You, Wings’ Mull of Kintyre and Donna Summer’s I Feel Love. This first project was the construction of 16 new dwellings at Drumnaferry, Craigavon for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, valued at £175,000.
Since 1977 we’ve had a number of important milestones including:
- Winning a number of prestigious industry awards
- Entering two new geographical markets; Republic of Ireland and GB
- Developing more than 5000 new-build homes & over 1,000,000ft2 of commercial space
- Becoming the first company to deliver under the Office of Government Procurement’s rapid-delivery framework for the design and build of social housing units in Republic of Ireland
- Delivery of a rapid build 30-bed nursing home in Dungannon using timber-frame off-site techniques in just 16 weeks
- Moving to new company headquarters in Coalisland in 2015
- Value-engineering significant ground challenges including running sand, dewatering, contamination, rock, existing structures and infrastructure, close proximity building etc.
Constructing numerous prestigious projects including:
- A new £3m primary school in Larne and £2m transport hub in Belfast
- Three phases of Spires Retail Park in Armagh in 26 weeks, 16 weeks and 12 weeks respectively
- Fitting out the prestigious PriceWaterhouse Cooper regional HQ at Linen Green, Dungannon
- Building a new Ambulance Station in Enniskillen
- Completing major public sector commercial schemes at Springfield Road and Cromwell Road in Belfast
- Overcoming significant logistical constraints to successfully deliver a new-build social housing scheme on Rathlin Island, Northern Ireland’s only offshore inhabited island