My Construction Journey
I am the fourth generation of constructors/builders and quantity surveyors within the Connolly Family. My kind sweet late father Frank was the local builder in Mount Merrion, his Father Johnny Connolly was the county Engineer in Monaghan, and my Great Grandfather Johnny (Srn) , was an Architect and Monaghan County Council Chief Engineer.
I left school after Leaving Cert. in CUS in Lesson Street, I started working part-time with Connolly Construction run by my protective, focused, hyper-detailed orientated, super, and most importantly fun-loving, Dad, Frank Connolly. Frank was not only an awesome Dad he was a great hard-working role model.
I completed my BA in Economics at Trinity, followed by the Grad Diploma in Project Management at the School of Engineering also at Trinity. Thereafter while I studied at Bolton Street DIT, I also gained a City & Guilds Diploma in Construction Technology and most recently my MSc In Quantity Surveying, currently, I am currently studying for an MSc in BIMM (Applied Building Information Modelling & Management) in TU Dublin, Bolton Street.
After helping to successfully turn around the family construction business I emigrated to the USA and quickly progressed from Site Foreman to Contracts Manager for Concepts In Colours, a local niche Noe Valley painting company. After two years I and my business partner opened up a general construction/restoration/painting company San Francisco Restoration & Painting Company. For the next 15 years we completely dominated the Noe Valley Castro area complete restoration services market In that time we restored over 500 of San Francisco's world-famous painted ladies, Colourful Victorian Homes.
Returning home to Ireland in 2003 I worked for the a-fit-out specialist firm, a well-established restoration general contractor before establishing South Dublin Restoration & General Contractors Dublin Company to provide quality and professional Gerirgan restoration effective service to homeowners and Architects.
After completing over 1000 projects in the last 30 years of hands-on construction management my career path has gradually evolved into a Project Managers and Cost Consultant specializing in restoration, refurbishment, and new builds in the South Dublin Area for Homeowners Architects and for and Corporate Clients.
Now as a cost consultant and project managers in Dublin, we cover Dublin 2, Dublin 4, Dublin 6, Dublin 8 , Knocklyon, Ballyboden, Ballyroan, Templeogue, Ballinteer, Blackrock, Booterstown, Cabinteely, Churchtown, Clonskeagh, Dalkey, Dundrum, Dún Laoghaire, Foxrock, Goatstown, Killiney, Kilmacud, Kilternan, Leopardstown, Monkstown, Rathfarnham, Sandyford, Stepaside, Stillorgan, Rathmines, Donnybrook, Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Irishtown, Merrion, Pembroke, Ringsend, Sandymount, Milltown, Ranelagh, Rathmines (including Dartry), and Rathgar), Dublin 6W, Dundrum, Goatstown, Carrickmines, Harold's Cross, Templeogue, and Terenure. all other areas can avail of our online quantity surveying services.