Wm. O’ Brien Group is a company that has serviced the Irish construction industry for over 60 years. Since the company’s foundation in the early 1950’s by William O’ Brien Senior, it has amassed a huge amount of experience and acknowledgement within the industry. Locally it is well known and has always been greatly appreciated for the prosperity it has brought to the local economy in both good times and bad.
The story begins in the 1950’s when William O’ Brien Senior began his working career in theconstruction industry where he purchased his first truck and JCB for laying gravel on road sides.
Following this successful endeavour it became possible for William Senior to purchase his first crane, an enterprise he would transform into one of the longest established and best known companies in the business. Advertising was another strength of Mr O’ Brien Senior as slogans such as “Don’t risk it, Let O’Brien lift it” and “Where O’Brien goes, Prosperity follows” became well known brand images in Ireland.
“Don’t risk it, Let O’Brien shift it” was the next advertising slogan, as the 1960’s and 70’s saw William Senior take to setting up a waste disposal business and the company O’ Brien Plastics, both based in Cork. The 1980’s was another successful era importing road rollers from a Czechoslovakian company named Stavostroj. In the 1990’s concrete pumping was introduced as another wing and the company continued to go from strength to strength.
The next significant venture was into the self storage business, establishing Wm. O’ Brien Public Storage. In 2005, William Jnr opened up the storage facility in Cork which offers storage from 25sqft to 150sqft. Ten years later, Wm O’Brien Public Storage is still going from strength to strength.
In the 00’s, William O’ Brien Energy Services was founded as we started to focus on the Renewable Energy industry. We started off by supplying cranes to Wind Farm sites which then lead on to supplying labour to Wind Farm sites. A few years later, Wm O’Brien Energy Services were the first company outside Ireland to be awarded a contract to erect (Enercon) wind turbines on our own.
We have continued to make forward strides in this industry and today, we are expanding into BLADE REPAIR of Wind Turbines.
Our Core Values:
Safety is paramount. Every effort is made to ensure the safety of our staff and clients. We never compromise.
Quality of Service
We will always deliver the highest quality of service and the most competent workforce – anywhere and anytime.
The company is constantly investigating new technologies and products so that we can provide our customers with the highest quality service.