McMahons, Water Street, Cork has won the Cork City & County Award in the
Octabuild Builders Merchant Awards 2013.
Pictured (L-R) at the awards ceremony held in the Round Room of Dublin’s
Mansion House last night (16 May) is: Jim Loughran, Octabuild Chairman;
Keith Buckley, McMahon’s, Water Street and Paddy Kelly, President HAI.
This was the 19th Octabuild Builders Awards. The companies who organise the
awards as Octabuild are; Gyproc, Evo-Stik, Dulux Paints, Irish Cement,
Kingspan Insulation, Sanbra Fyffe, Tegral and Wavin.
McMahon’s, Water street is a 100% Irish owned Independent Builders Merchant.
Founded in 1832, McMahons have been trading for 25 Years in Water street,
having taking over from Barry’s Timber. The store offers quality building
supplies & DIY materials to the trade & public and supplies to Cork city,
suburbs & County. They have a new online purchasing experience for
customers, currently with free delivery.
The Munster and overall national awards were won by Richard Boyle & Sons
(2004) Ltd, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.
Other winners were:
Garveys Builders Providers, Roscommon; (Connaught/Ulster Award)
Telfords, Portlaoise; (Leinster Award) Grange Builders Providers, Baldoyle;
(Dublin City & County Award) Heiton Buckley, Cork Road, Waterford; (Best
Multi-Location Branch Award) Topline Curran’s, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford;
(Best Owner Managed/Single store Award) Chadwicks Plumb Centre, Glasnevin,
Dublin; (Innovation Award)
A Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to Michael Doyle, Topline
Speaking at the awards the Chairman of Octabuild Jim Loughran, said, “The
Octabuild brand message ‘Building benefits for merchants’ was carefully
chosen to reflect the relationship we have with builders merchants in
Ireland. It is a message that has held firm for almost 30 years. Octabuild
stands for promoting Irish-manufactured products and services. Life is
cyclical and the good times are due again and when they do we hope that our
relationship with Irish builders merchants will be even stronger.”
Between them the Octabuild companies have over 650 years manufacturing
experience in Ireland, directly employ over 1,200 people here and have over
20,000 quality products available every day for Irish builders merchants.
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