The Capital Projects Office in University College Cork have worked with Summerhill Construction Co. Ltd. on several projects over the past number of years. These projects include flood protection works for our high-tech Tyndall National Institute facility and the recently completed refurbishment of the Cork Savings Bank at 1 Lapp’s Quay. Indeed, the project in 1 Lapp’s Quay was a noteworthy success for the UCC Buildings and Estates Office.
Summerhill Construction, and in particular Dan O’Sullivan, Director, engaged and worked with UCC and the Design Team to deliver a complex project on a very restricted site in a very visible location. The project was delivered safely, on-time, within budget, and to a quality that is second to none. The end result is a great source of pride for the Capital Projects Office and the wider UCC / CUBS / IMI community, and provides a high quality centre of Executive Education for Cork.
We have always found the staff of Summerhill Construction to be professional in their dealings with the UCC Capital Projects Office and would have no hesitation in recommending them as a competent general contractor. We look forward to working with Dan and his team on more projects in the future.
University College Cork
On behalf of CIT I am pleased to provide a letter of recommendation for Summerhill Construction. I have had the opportunity to work with them on numerous occasions over the past seven years, the main projects being:
Summerhill Construction have brought knowledge, experience, integrity, and a proven track record to our construction projects. The projects have always been completed on a timely basis and to a very high standard. We also found all of their sub-contractors excellent to deal with.
It was a pleasure working with the Summerhill Construction team and we always had a dedicated company director leading the projects successfully. I would highly recommend Summerhill for any future construction projects.
Senior Architect, Building and Estates Office
We confirm that we provided cost control and quantity surveying services on a number of projects over the past thirty years, where the main contractor was Summerhill Construction Co. Ltd.
The range of projects have varied in their size, nature and type – and include;
In our experience, the supervision of the works by the various contracts managers and foremen that we have met has been a major contributor to the success of the projects. This was reflected in the early submission of information requests, the positive involvement in solutions to issues that arose, and an acknowledgment of the restrictions (design strategy, cost, time) that pertained to the issue.
Our experience with Summerhill Construction is such that we have subsequently recommended that they be considered for inclusion on our client tender lists.
James P. McGrath & Associates, CHARTERED QUANTITY SURVEYORS
I have worked with Summerhill Construction for many years – originally in relation to the refurbishment of Fitzgerald House for Cork Chamber, more recently in the refurbishment of our Motor Dealership in Douglas, and the construction of our 2 new motor dealerships in Bishopstown.
Throughout our relationship, I have found Summerhill to be an organisation which is positive, true to its word, and entirely focused on delivering the best outcome for the client.
The strong business values that Jim O’Sullivan has brought to the business are also deeply embedded in the next generation of the family and the professional team that they now employ. It has been a pleasure to work with them on our various projects.
Chief Executive Officer, Johnson & Perrott Ltd
It is my pleasure to provide this letter of reference for Summerhill Construction Co. Ltd.
The company has carried out various works in the properties within Trigon Hotels (Cork Airport Hotel, Cork International Hotel & The Metropole Hotel) and we have found them to be reliable and professional in terms of the services they have provided. Summerhill Construction have accommodated our hotels’ requirements to be live working hotels whilst major works were carried out.
All the works provided by them were according to our specification, delivered on-time, and up to a very high standard. The Metropole refurbishment was a particularly difficult project given the age and structural layout of the building, but was executed effectively and efficiently by Summerhill Construction.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Summerhill Construction.
Group General Manager, Trigon Group
JCA have a long relationship of working with Summerhill Construction.
Summerhill have recently completed the conversion of the former Cork Savings Bank to an Executive School of Business for University College Cork and the Irish Management Institute (IMI). This project demonstrated Summerhill’s capability of dealing with complex protected structures, while also constructing a contemporary intervention in a very confined city centre site.
Other recent projects completed by Summerhill with JCA acting as architects include; St. Senan’s Church, Cloghroe and the Mallow Town Hall renovation.
JCA are happy to note that as a company we have worked on projects with two generations of the O’Sullivan family with very successful outcomes.
We are always impressed by their expertise and commitment.
Director JCA Architects