Our Story

We’d like to share with you a little about who we are and how we do it.


Entrepreneurial Spirit

Our roots are seeded in the rich history of two entrepreneurial brothers who went into business in 1930s Ireland with nothing more than a sand and gravel pit and a single truck.


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Our growth has been fueled by the pioneering spirit of our first employees, who forty years later crossed the Atlantic Ocean full of optimism and a commitment to building relationships. They sealed the first deal, acquiring Amcor in 1978, and planted CRH’s first footprint in North America.


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A Family of Families

From humble beginnings in the 1970s to the business we are today, over the years we've grown through strategic acquisitions while always staying true to our core values.


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Our Values

We embody the values of the hundreds of entrepreneurs who make up our family of businesses. In everything we do, at CRH, we…


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We value safety. We protect and look out for each other. Safety is a shared, uncompromised value.


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Continuously create value

We constantly seek new and sustainable ways to take on challenges and improve every day for the benefit of our shareholders, customers, employees and the communities in which we operate.


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Do what we say and lead with integrity

We do the right things in the right way, comply with the law and work responsibly. We are ethical and honest.


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Operate locally, but act as one company

Working locally, but together as OneCRH, our entrepreneurial spirit is built on a determination to succeed, seize opportunities, win customers, and grow our businesses.


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Build enduring relationships

We are straight talkers, down-to-earth, open and trustworthy. We develop partnerships, handshake by handshake, that stand the test of time.