Our Story

You already may be familiar with what we do. We’d like to share with you a little about how we do it and who we are. 

Tom Roche

Our roots are seated 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. 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.

Today, we are the largest building materials company in North America and we embody the values of the hundreds of entrepreneurs who make up our family of businesses. In everything we do, at CRH, we…

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

Build enduring relationships
We are straight talkers, down to earth, open and honest. We develop partnerships, handshake by handshake, that stand the test of time.

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.

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

Do what we say and act with integrity
We are committed to doing the right things in the right way, to being open and honest in our dealings with all stakeholders.