Built to Last
12 June 2017
martin & hamilton this week celebrates 50 years of building in Northern Ireland. The company was formed on 12th June 1967 as a building & civil engineering contractor in Ballymena. Today martin & hamilton continues as a key construction firm within the province and remains a family run business.
In its 50-year history, the company has developed expertise in restoration work, the construction of food processing plants, healthcare facilities and educational buildings. Some of the landmark projects completed include works at Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballygally Castle Hotel, Carrickfergus Castle, Crumlin Road Gaol, Albert Clock, Carlisle Memorial Church, Kingsbridge Private Hospital, and St. Patrick’s Church in Belfast.
The company has a £13m turnover and all of its work is conducted within Northern Ireland.
On the significant anniversary, David Hamilton, Managing Director of martin & hamilton, who was 15 when his father David started the company along with James Martin and Elizabeth Conway commented,
It's been a privilege to build in our community for 50 years. We have seen Northern Ireland's landscape change dramatically over that time. Northern Ireland has a wonderful history and heritage and a bright future. It's an exciting time to be working with our clients to restore the old and build the future. Our success and longevity is a tribute to our hard working team. Many of our employees have been with us for 25 years and longer. That tells me they enjoy being part of what we do.”
Accompanying photograph shows Alastair Martin, Financial Director along with David Hamilton, Managing Director of martin & hamilton.