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Irish Management Team

Padraic Rhatigan

Managing Director


In July 1981, Padraic Rhatigan became the second-generation leader of JJ Rhatigan & Company. Following in the footsteps of his father, John J Rhatigan, Padraic became Managing Director of the company. Since then, he has led the group to success with a move into the development field in the 1990s, and continued expansion into new sectors and new regions with offices throughout Ireland and the UK.

Ger Ronayne



Ger joined JJ Rhatigan & Company in 1998 as a Senior Site Engineer. Within six months, he had become a Project Manager. In 2000, he was promoted to Contracts Manager, reporting to the Contracts Director. In 2006, Ger progressed to Regional Director responsible for operations in the West, Midlands and North West Regions, and the UK. Ger has a wealth of experience in construction across all sectors overseeing Programme, Budget, Health & Safety and Quality standards.

Gerry Kelly

Chief Financial Officer


As a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Gerry has overall responsibility for the finance function of the Rhatigan Group. Before joining the company in 1992, Gerry worked at GE Capital Woodchester HQ in Dublin.

Sean Rhatigan

Plant & Procurement Director


Sean joined JJ Rhatigan & Company in 1989 as a Purchasing/Plant Manager. As the Company progressed, the department expanded and additional resources were added. Sean now leads a team responsible for sourcing all materials and plant as well as monitoring projects from enquiry and quotation to invoicing. Sean has been involved in materials and plant procurement for 26 years with JJ Rhatigan & Company as well as having 8 years’ previous experience with other Building Contractors.

Francis Mulry

Commercial Director


Francis joined J J Rhatigan & Company in 1997. He worked as a Project Quantity Surveyor on a number of projects, to include education, public access buildings, industrial, medical commercial, residential, hotel and leisure. During the Millennium years, having proved his ability and commercial know-how, Francis was promoted to Contracts Manager then Commercial Manager and is now a Commercial Director and has played a major role in all Rhatigan development works undertaken. Francis has been instrumental in the development of JJ Rhatigan & Company into one of Ireland’s largest contractors. He is experienced in all types of building contracts from Traditional to Design and Build Contracts and delivers a value for money ethos for our clients, ensuring client budgets are always to the fore without comprising quality.

Enda O’Connor

Commercial Director


Enda joined JJ Rhatigan & Company as a Senior Quantity Surveyor and has 25 years’ experience in the industry. Enda has played a major role in growing the turnover of the Dublin office and has implemented and upgraded various reporting and cost control mechanisms which streamline the surveying function in the region. Enda ensures that all projects are approached and undertaken with a great emphasis on both value for money for the client whilst simultaneously being mindful of the company’s profit margins. He currently manages a team of Surveyors of various levels from Intermediate level up to senior level in a Regional Office which continues to expand and increase its turnover.

Niall Higgins

Regional Manager


Niall has over 18 years’ experience in the Construction Industry in both the UK and Ireland. Niall joined JJ Rhatigan & Company in 2003 after completing his Degree in Construction Management at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology. Since then he has worked on a wide variety of projects in numerous construction sectors; he has progressed from Project Manager to Design Team Manager and most recently to Regional Manager, working on projects such as Industrial, Educational, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Residential, Commercial and Mixed Use Developments.

John Coen

Regional Manager


John has over 35 years’ experience working on large building and civil engineering projects in Ireland, UK and West Africa. John has successfully undertaken the roles of Regional Director, Project Director, Operations Manager on civil, commercial, residential, healthcare, retail, educational and industrial projects. John provides strong operational leadership, with long standing experience and an in-depth knowledge of working in live environments. He has a vast experience of working within confined urban sites, where traffic management controls and neighbour liaison is key. He also has an acute awareness of the need for cost control/management and has a reputation for problem solving.

Our Culture

JJ Rhatigan & Company is built on the idea of setting standards in everything we do. That guiding principle influences our five pillars, which act as the driving forces for everyone involved with our business and ensure that our people can be truly proud of the results they deliver to our clients.

Our aim has always been to remain true to the family run business principles upon which JJ Rhatigan & Company was founded. We are proud that our culture is something that makes our employees want to stay with us, and our clients want to keep coming to us with their business, so that we can build for a better future together. Learn more about our company values here

The quality and dedication of our people is the key to our success.

JJ Rhatigan & Company operates a business that values and rewards our employees. We place a strong emphasis on Continuous Professional Development, providing on-going mentoring, encouraging collaboration, and exposing employees to a breadth of experience across varying sectors and projects. We are proud of our ability to retain staff and several of our senior management team have been with the company for over 20 years!

We believe that investing in our people is crucial to our success, and that of our clients, with a skilled, capable, bright team leading us to aspire to greater achievements.

Regardless at whatever stage you join us in your career, from the first footsteps to career changes and advancements, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Coaching, shaping and enhancing your true potential – it’s the JJ Rhatigan way, the best from the best!