Creagh Concrete celebrates 50 years of trading

A pioneer of precast over five decades, Creagh Concrete is marking its golden anniversary with NI Builder by revisiting its founding years and looking ahead to the future…

L-R: Brothers Paddy, Seamus and Gerard McKeague, owners of Creagh Concrete.

Creagh Concrete, a leading name in the construction industry, is proudly celebrating half a century of innovation, quality and service.

To commemorate this significant milestone, the firm hosted an open day in May to thank its loyal customers and showcase its vision for the future. The celebration included open house tours of its manufacturing facilities and a networking lunch.

Since its founding in 1974, Creagh Concrete has grown from a small family business into an industry leader, providing top-tier concrete solutions for a variety of projects across the UK and Ireland.

The company was founded by Jim McKeague, is now owned by his sons, Seamus, Paddy and Gerard, and has grown to be one of the largest precast manufacturers and suppliers in the UK and Ireland.

Jim McKeague, founder of Creagh Concrete.

Specialising in precast concrete, structural solutions and custom concrete products for various industries, the firm has a strong focus on innovation, quality and sustainability.

From its humble beginnings, the company has always been at the forefront of innovation in the concrete sector and its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction has earned it a stellar reputation.

Over the years, Creagh Concrete has delivered a diverse range of products, including precast concrete solutions, flooring systems, structural elements and bespoke concrete products tailored to meet the unique needs of each project.

The company’s success is built on its dedication to continuous improvement and investment in cutting-edge technology. By integrating sustainable practices and advanced manufacturing techniques, the firm ensures that its products not only meet, but exceed industry standards.

Seamus McKeague, CEO of Creagh Concrete, said, “Reaching 50 years in business is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, past and present.

“We own our success to our loyal customers, partners and the communities we operate in. As we celebrate this milestone, we are more committed than ever to driving innovation and delivering exceptional quality in every project we undertake.”

1974: Creagh Concrete established as partnership to manufacture blocks

1980: Moves into premix manufacturing, invests in premix lorries

1986: Present ownership comes on board

1989: Acquires Magheraglass Quarry

1992: Acquires Lough Fea Quarry

1998: Acquires homeSPAN machinery

2000: Acquires Newbridge, Edinburgh site

2003: Extension to factory and production in Ardboe

2006: Magheraglass Quarry becomes operational

2010: Acquisition of Hoveringham, Nottingham site

2018: Acquires Murnells Quarry, Pomeroy

2024: Acquires Norman Emerson Group

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