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Founded in 1952 by John J Rhatigan, the company has been setting standards in the construction industry while staying true to its family roots ever since. JJ Rhatigan & Company has continued to move into new sectors and expand its portfolio of services, offering speed and quality with an excellence beyond expectations.

  • 1952

    Established by the late John J Rhatigan

  • 1981

    Padraic Rhatigan becomes the second-generation leader

  • 1996

    Dublin Office opens

  • 2002

    Head Office 'Wolfe Tone House' building completed on Father Griffin Road in Galway

  • 2006

    Sligo Office opens

  • 2013

    London Office opens. Investment in BIM Innovation company-wide

  • 2014

    Cork Office opens

  • 2015

    Second Galway Office opens at Parkmore

  • 2016

    38 projects delivered using BIM

  • 2017

    Verified by the BSI as a Tier 1 Lead Contractor (BIM) Level 2

  • 2018

    Due to continued growth, Dublin and Cork Offices move to new premises

Our Values

Our values are considered the personality traits of the business that inform, inspire and motivate our team, our clients and our industry. They are the humanistic qualities of the company, our moral compass. These values underpin our culture and the way that we interact with others and ultimately reflect and shape the character of the business.


Trust and understanding are the foundations of integrity, the overriding principle upon which JJ Rhatigan was founded.


Adopting fair minded principles we communicate clearly and directly without prejudice as partners sharing a vision.


We care about our people, stakeholders and the environment, placing their well-being before commercial priorities. We are nurturing and supportive of our people, providing guidance and direction to grow our services and relationships, allowing us to achieve greater things together.


Having courage gives us the tenacity to work through issues without compromising our principles and to grasp new opportunities as they arise. We believe in what we do and in pushing the boundaries, doing better and achieving greater outcomes together.


We do our utmost to meet our obligations of care to our people, our business, society and the environment, bringing empathy to all our relationships. We value diversity of views, ideas and culture.


Thinking differently and challenging the norm with fresh, innovative solutions means we are always aspiring to do better.


We see our clients and suppliers as partners included in and satisfied with every stage of our process. We are committed to understanding the needs of our clients and building relationships based upon credibility and long-term value, recognising the worth in each other and collaborating for better results.


We are passionate about the future of our people, our business and our industry. We invest in our employees so that our clients are guaranteed the best expertise and experience in the industry.


JJ Rhatigan & Company prides itself on setting standards in the industry and delivering best in class construction projects. We are delighted to have received the following construction and industry awards in recognition of this.


Project of the Year
Commercial under €10m
Irish Construction Excellence Awards
Project of the Year
Irish Construction Excellence Awards


Contractor of the Year
Irish Construction Industry Awards
Construction Project of the Year
Irish Construction Industry Awards
Residential Project of the Year
Irish Construction Industry Awards
Residential Project of the Year
Irish Construction Excellence Awards


Contractor of the Year
Irish Building & Design Awards
Best Educational Building
RIAI Irish Architecture Awards (McCullough Mulvin Architects)
BSI BIM Verification Certification


Winner in the Construction Category Irish BIM Innovation Awards
Contractor of the Year
Irish Building & Design Awards
Construction Company of the Year
Plant & Civil Engineer Awards


Sustainable Project of the Year
Irish Building & Design Awards
Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
The American Institute of Architects


Sustainable Project of the Year
Irish Building & Design Awards
Architectural Project of the Year
Irish Building & Design Awards
(Reddy Architectural + Urbanism)
RIAI Irish Architecture Awards – Highly Commended/Best Educational Building (Simon J. Kelly & Partners Architects)