As part of the celebrations of its 60th year in business, ClearyDoyle, one of Ireland’s most innovative and successful building contractors, has unveiled a new brand identity to reflect its forward-thinking outlook, young and diverse workforce and growing capability as a modern and ambitious building contractor. The rebrand highlights the contractor’s core values and work culture, where teamwork, reliability, integrity, and quality define the ClearyDoyle approach to project delivery.
It has always been ClearyDoyle’s vision to be “the contractor of choice for public and private sector customers/clients”.
ClearyDoyle Founded in 1961
Founded in Wexford in 1961 by Eugene Cleary and John Doyle, ClearyDoyle’s first contract was the refurbishment of a local Wexford pub. Through the 60s and 70s, ClearyDoyle grew to become the largest multi-discipline contractor in the south-east and a major player on the national stage. By the 1980s, it was pioneering Design & Build contracts in Ireland and, in the time since, has built some of the country’s most significant buildings.
Some of the recognisable projects ClearyDoyle has completed include Blackhall Stud Farms, Kildare (1993); the Japanese Gardens, Kildare, (1999); Carlow Institute of Technology (1999); Druids Glen Hotel, Wicklow (2000); Killeen Castle and Golf Club, Co Meath (2005); Whites Hotel, Wexford (2005); Cork Civic Centre (2006); UCD Health Sciences Complex Phase 3, Dublin (2007); National Opera House, Wexford (2008); Powerscourt Hotel, Co Wicklow (2008); Orchard Gardens apartment & retail development, Cork (2009); Dublin Dental College (2018); Castleknock Cross Residential development (2019); Kildangan Stud Conference Centre, Kildare (2017); and Cherrywood Business Campus, Dublin (2021).
Eugene Cleary and John Doyle maintain an interest in the business today, with John still active as a non-executive director.
In 2021, ClearyDoyle is managed by a diverse team of multi-discipline construction professionals and tradespeople from all over Ireland and the world, overseen by joint managing directors John P Doyleand Brian Byrne.
John P Doyle says that at its heart, ClearyDoyle is a family business where every team member is given the encouragement and support to reach their full potential, and clients continue to reap the benefit of this approach today.
“ClearyDoyle has always been run as a family-style business that nurtures talent and potential. We all work closely together, and every team member has input into the delivery of our projects. This means that we have confidence backed by competence, which ensures that clients can expect their projects to be delivered by one of the best teams in the business.”
Brian Byrne says that despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, ClearyDoyle has continued to grow, which he puts down to the building contractor’s ethos and the dynamic individuals that make up the ClearyDoyle team.
“ClearyDoyle is a substantial employer in the industry, both directly and indirectly. We will continue to grow in the coming years. The calibre of people that are coming through the business gives me great confidence for our future.”
The last word on the company that he co-founded 60 years ago this year must go to John Doyle.
“When we started in 1961, we could never have imagined the journey that we would take and the impact that ClearyDoyle would have in our industry. I am very proud of all that the company has achieved over the past 60 years, particularly the fact that we have maintained a supportive familial culture. This has always been important to Eugene and I. The current generation that makes up the company and how they support each other in everything they do means this tradition will continue long into the future.”