Shane (Client)

We chose Rock Construction for our build because they’d been recommended to us by personal friends who’d used them twice before and their quotation was very competitive.  From our first engagement, we built up an excellent relationship with Garry and the team.  They were fully engaged, pushed ahead with the build and we are thrilled with the results.  We lived in the house throughout the works and this wasn’t easy for them to manage, we’re sure!  But nonetheless, they did their very best to ensure it was as painless as possible for us.  Whenever something unexpected arose, they responded quickly and helpfully.  They were fair and wanted us to be happy with all outcomes.  We would strongly recommend them.

Shane, Rathmines

Bryan Rankin (Client)

To whom it may concern,

In February 2018, my wife Aisling and I selected Rock Construction to undertake a new rear extension on our family home in Rathgar, having looked at other construction companies. Our decision was based on strong references, very competitive pricing, a quick appreciation of the project and having viewed recent work completed by the company. We were very pleased with the results.

Garry, Brian and the team became part of the fabric of the family during that time. We took a ‘design and build’ approach without the supervision of an architect’s detailed plans, so we were fortunate to rely on the sound advice and experience of Rock, their can-do positive and cheery approach, as well as quality in execution and attention to detail. They had made such a good impression by the end that our neighbours were sorry to see them finish up!

Value for money and staying on budget were critical considerations for us in deciding to go ahead, and Garry helped us throughout in understanding our needs and advising us on where we could look to generate savings.

Based on our experience and on that of others that retained them, I am happy to recommend Rock Construction to anyone considering a domestic building project.


Jude & Lorraine (Client)

Rock Construction and its principals, Gary & Brian, are skilled builders that obviously take pride in their work and treat their customers fairly. They delivered a major refurbishment to a very high standard within budget and on time. We were very happy we chose them.
Jude & Lorraine

L.Savage (Client)

The entire team at Rock Construction, at all times, displayed complete professionalism and integrity. The quality of their work was next to none; they completed on time, to budget and throughout the six months were a pleasure to deal with. Without hesitation, we recommend Rock Construction to our friends and family.

L.Savage (Client)

Sue Barber (Client)

Rock Construction worked with Zion Parish last year on the major refurbishment of The Rectory. The project involved stripping out and renovating a period red brick house from top to bottom. At every stage of the work, it was explained to us how things were progressing. The foreman and crew were polite and pleasant to deal with, remaining courteous despite numerous requests for information – the delights of working with a Committee! Like all major works, there were a number of unforeseen obstacles to overcome. In general, the time scale was reasonable and where delays were caused it was due to suppliers and not the construction crew. We are delighted with the result and have no hesitation in recommending Rock Construction to you

Sue Barber
The Rectory, Zion Church, Rathgar

Charles & Melanie Aiken (Client)

To Mr Gary O’Donoghue and team many thanks.
It is with pleasure that we are providing a reference for Rock Construction and their team. In 2005/6 we embarked on a total refurbishment and extension of our house. It was a 9-month project and we can honestly say we were blessed with a good Construction firm and a good Architect. We have heard so many challenging stories of either builder or architect or both! In our case, all rowed in the same direction to bring the project to fruition to our expectations. Rock were professional and practical all the way. Contributing good ideas as the project progressed yet helping us take care of our modest silver. Pockets of tension are inevitable with such projects. In our case they were rare and fairness ruled. Any issues subsequent to completion have always been attended to promptly and effectively. It is a credit to Rock Construction that 5 years later we continue to be respected as a valued client.

We love our home, thank you Gary.

Brendan Walsh (Client)

This is to confirm that it became necessary for my wife Ruth and our family to move out of our house in Prince of Wales Terrace, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 in order that a major work of reconstruction could be carried out on our property. This included a small extension at the rear of the property also all wiring and plumbing in the house to be replaced when reconstructed. The main contractor appointed by our Architect, Nuada MacEoin was Rock Construction Limited, Goatstown, Dublin and the main person on site being Brian O’Donoghue of that firm.

The main works carried out by Messrs Rock Construction Limited have been completed after ten months and I have been requested to give a letter of commendation to Messrs Rock Construction Limited in relation to the project which I am happy to do.

The work consisted of digging down underneath the house to enable piling and grouting to take place, this included the pouring of a considerable amount of concrete which in turn was disrupted by the snow of late 2010 and early 2011. Notwithstanding the disruption caused by the elements Messrs Rock Construction didn’t allow this to hinder the eventual timescale which was adhered to and I have to say in retrospect that my wife and I are pleased with the quality and final finish of the work and are of the view that they are a company that could be recommended for any job of that nature.

I would be happy to confirm this by phone if requested.

Yours sincerely
Brendan Walsh

Brid Casey (Client)

Gary O’Donoghue and Rock Construction completed the refurbishment of my home in 2004 and I am delighted to recommend him for any building work. I had moved to Dublin, bought my first home which needed work and didn’t know any builders, Gary was highly recommended.
From start to finish I was afforded a very professional service by Gary & Rock Construction. Gary was always accommodating and flexible in meeting with me to discuss the refurbishment of my home. I felt he was genuinely interested and wanted to work with me to achieve my aims. He listened carefully to what I wanted, advising me of the design and cost issues and managed to marry this with the benefit of his knowledge and expertise to my satisfaction and yet achievable within my tight budget.
The standard of workmanship was excellent. The refurbishment began on time and was completed on time. Gary’s employees were at all times courteous, respectful and helpful. Although the work has been completed a few years at this stage Gary is always available to discuss, offer advice, and carry out any work required.
In conclusion, I find Gary to be trustworthy, hardworking and professional and I would have no hesitation in recommending him, he is my builder of choice.

Eileen Connolly (Client)

Rock Construction did a major extension and upgrade to our home in 2008. We very much appreciated the support that we got from Gary and his team at every level during the job and afterwards. The work was to a good standard and we found them a good partner to work with for this big task, supportive, reactive and accommodating. They are professional in their dealings and also had a good focus on security during the build.

Eileen Connolly

Caroline Ryan (Client)

We hired Gary for a renovation/extension project. We found both him and his team very easy to work with. They were always on site when they said they would be. They gave a competitive quote and kept very much to budget. They completed the project on schedule.
We were happy with their work and got them back at a later stage to put in a dormer window.

Paul & Caroline

Jason Hardy (Client)

Rock Construction has done a great job and we were impressed with the level of professionalism and speed of work. The renovations were completed on time and on budget, and any wrinkles were ironed out quickly through the good communication that Gary and his crew keep up from first to last.

Rock took care of all aspects of building work, having a large and comprehensive, fully-qualified team of professionals who are as skilled as they are friendly and approachable, meaning that we were only dealing with one quote, one “boss”, and one timescale; it took a lot of the stress out of having major works done.

Our new house will be our family home for many years to come, and we are very happy with it. We’d recommend Rock to anyone looking for a hassle-free contractor who’ll make good on their promises.