About Us

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A message from our Managing Director:  Frank Fitzgerald

When I first arrived in Galway City as a young man I immediately started working with one of the city’s then largest building firms.  I was soon asked by the foreman to get my own gang of men together and to take on a sub contract. I did exactly that and successfully completed ground works (foundations and pipe-work etc.) for an entire housing estate. From these humble beginnings I grew the company to be one of Galway city’s largest contractors by the 1970′s, carrying out works for a number of major companies and stakeholders in the city including Galway RTC (now GMIT), Lydons Bakery and Dunnes Stores.

The firm like many struggled through the tough years of the 1980′s but as always we found a way to keep going and emerged to a brighter 90′s where we specialised as we still do in home extensions and renovations. We also maintained a good working relationship with the local Authority (Galway City Council) and carried out numerous projects for them over the years.

Now over 40 years after my first construction project in Galway the firm is fighting its way through yet another tough recession. We have always maintained a constant flow of interesting and diverse projects. We have been able to survive in a tough industry for one reason. We give every project 100%. Our customers get our full attention at all times and we carry out our works safely, on time, and on budget to the best of our ability through our knowledgeable and skilled staff. I am usually the first on site in the mornings and the last to leave in the evenings thus ensuring that customers are getting exactly what they are hoping for.

Our well known FF signs have been a feature of almost every road and street in the city for over 40 years. We are delighted to have so many projects successfully completed and are extremely happy that 2nd and 3rd generations of the same family have used our services as they each build or improve their homes.

We hope if you are looking at this site that you are considering a project and more importantly that you are considering hiring us. You wont regret doing so. So contact my team now for a FREE competitive quotation.


Frank Fitzgerald, Managing Director – Highfield Builders Ltd.




Quality work carried out safely – on time and on budget