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.


tom roche by 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.


amcor factory yard



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…


people values iconPEOPLE are our priority

We build enduring relationships and we care for each other’s safety and well-being


character value iconCHARACTER is our strength

We do what we say, we live by our word and we collaborate to deliver as one team


performance value iconPERFORMANCE is our commitment

We achieve impact globally through local delivery, entrepreneurial drive and environmental stewardship


innovation value iconINNOVATION is our way forward

We strive to shape the next generation of sustainable building materials and solutions