Celebrating 30 years in business, Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd is going as strong as ever from its base outside of Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. Irish Tractor & Agri learned all about the family-run company from Managing Director, Martin Fox.
Quality has always come first at Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd and there’s three decades worth of projects in its portfolio to prove it.
Right now, the family-run concern is as busy as ever with projects all over Monaghan and beyond the Farney County’s borders.
Specialists in construction and shuttering, Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd is a full service construction company dedicated to building and improving residential and commercial structures according to client needs and desires.
The company was set-up by Martin Fox in 1990 and has CE marking on all of its steel work.
Irish Tractor and Agri caught up with the man himself recently to hear about the state of business at the moment and the secret to its success over the past 30 years.
“We’re based in Mullyash, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan and right now we have seven full-time staff working here,” Martin outlined.
“I’ve two sons involved in the business – Gavin and John – and basically we more or less provide anything when it comes to farm builds.
“We do shuttering, steel work and concrete for farm buildings and supply all of the machinery that’s needed for a project.”
Clients know that all of the services provided by Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd are done so with quality and care, which is a key reason why the company is still going strong after three decades.
With years working in the industry under different capacities, the team of professional builders come together at Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd in order to provide their clients with the building services they need.
Martin’s own background before starting up the company in May 1990 had been a combination of labouring on nearby construction sites and working on the farm at home.
“I worked a bit in labouring and spent a lot of time on building sites when I was younger,” he explained.
“I grew up on a farm and was one of 11 in our family. When I left school I went straight to work and it was myself and my brother that went out.
“I started up in 1990 on my own then and it was a lot of hard work and long hours to get up and running properly.”
Once established, the company began to grow and earn a reputation for the quality and high standards of its work.
They are known for carrying out shuttering, tanks, precast walls and sheds of the highest quality.
Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd has a wealth of experience in these services, using respected equipment brands and trusted material providers.
The company offers professional and experienced help with the clients’ projects, helping to match their unique needs and budget. They also strive to provide great customer service and clear communication so you can understand the progress of your job at every phase.
At the present time, business is thriving and it has been the way for quite a while now, according to Martin.
“I’d have to say that we’re busy these last 15 or 20 years here,” he said. “We’d be up as far as Ashbourne (Co Meath) with work but mostly we’re in and around Monaghan, Armagh, Cavan and Louth.
“We did an industrial building in Liverpool two years ago that took two weeks. It was a once off kind of thing but it was still great to get over there and work on a project at the same time.
He added: “There are plenty of farm buildings going up at the minute. We could have six or seven on and then we’re putting up a pig house, so you could say that we’re busy 12 months of the year here.”
Offering a wide range of construction services has made for a lot of business and is a huge part of the reason why clients continue to come back to Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd.
Digger and Machine Services for hire allows clients to turn projects into the vision of their dreams by utilising this service.
Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd’s experts will explain all your options and answer any of your questions in this regard.
The team works closely with each client to make sure that they’re meeting and exceeding expectations.
“Repeat business is a huge part of it for us and we’d have clients that have been with us for as long as 25 years,” said Martin.
“I suppose you could say that we try to please the farmer and offer them reasonable rates while doing the job as best we can.”
Specialists in construction and shuttering since 1990, all of Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd’s steel work is of CE marking. They specialise in designing and building high quality products for a variety of areas.
It’s a product which has proven very popular, which sees Martin and his team getting tasked with designing and installing on a regular basis.
Be sure to let someone at Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd know what you need, and they’ll make it happen.
Looking ahead, Martin’s as optimistic as ever for the coming months.
“There’s plenty of work for this year so we can’t complain. Hopefully things keep going that way,” he concluded.
If the last 30 years are anything to go by, the future looks very bright indeed at Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd.
Martin Fox & Sons Construction Ltd
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First published in Irish Tractor & Agri magazine Vol 8 No 3, October/November 2020