The Carey Way is all about the way that we work. We recognise that our first duty is to keep our people safe, and that if we set out to do things the right way, we're more likely to get the results our clients want.  It is defined by the quality and reliability we provide to our clients, ensuring rigorous quality measures are in place to exceed expectations on our diverse range of projects across Ireland.

The Carey Way

Pre-construction advice and planning

CB&CE operate as a main contractor and PSCS on our own developments and understand our clients needs on our contracting operations.

We are CIF, CECA, IWEA and CIRI members and our relationship and commitment to delivery begins at the pre-construction and planning stage of a project. With almost 50 years of experience and the support of our sister companies in the Carey Group we can bring in-house operational, design and planning excellence to our projects and bring certainty of delivery to our clients.

Delivery model

CB&CE operate as a main contractor delivering projects through a mixture of self-delivery and management of our specialist supply chain subcontract partners and suppliers.

As an experienced main contractor we understand the value of working with an experienced supply chain. We seek to work with partners that understand our values and can deliver the high standards of quality that we, and our clients, expect. Our rigorous selection process ensures that we select market-leading specialist subcontractors and well-established materials suppliers to ensure excellence for our clients.

Our team of construction experts possess the required knowledge to ensure that every project is meticulously planned and all contract risks are effectively managed to ensure reliable delivery and the highest standards of quality in all that we do.

Health and Safety

Health and Safety forms the core of Careys Building & Civil Engineering’s operational approach. Our company is certified to ISO 18001:2014 ensuring complete management of Health and Safety across all our sites.

We also provide specialist training and investment across the company to ensure all works are delivered safely by our people. Our systems are rigorously audited to ensure effectiveness and compliance with relevant legislation and, alongside our highly-trained ‘Black Hat’ supervisors, we deploy extensive measures on-site to ensure the safety of all operatives and site personnel. All our supervisors and managers undergo IOSH Managing Safely in Construction training and are provided with the support to plan and execute our works safely.

Our in-house Safe Home Every Day (SHED) programme is our bespoke health and safety behavioural change system, designed to emotionally connect with our teams and demonstrate the importance of minimising risk and remaining vigilant to ensure all our people go home safe every day. 


When the Carey Group was founded in 1969, the three founders knew that delivering high-quality work would be key to their success. That ethos is still at the heart of everything we do.

We ensure high quality work by paying attention to every aspect of a project; whether before, during or after delivery of works. We invest in our people and provide our teams with the right tools for the job. We make sure that we understand our sites and clients and ultimately that we're giving our team the best possible environment in which to achieve a quality result.

As we've grown our quality management systems have become accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2015, BS EN 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007, but we've never forgotten that quality starts with the mindset of our people.

Business improvement

Careys Building & Civil Engineering has developed a mantra of continuous growth and improvement. Our determination to attract and retain the best in the industry has established our ability to deliver outstanding levels of customer satisfaction and to deliver works safely with minimal impact to live environments. Our teams undergo continuous training and utilise internal and external feedback to constantly improve our methodologies and techniques, embracing our ethos of #bettereveryday.

Operational standards

The Carey Way defines the standards that the Carey Group founders laid down when the Group was founded and gives our teams a clear benchmark to visit and re-visit every time they set up a site, walk a site, or carry out a task.

This benchmark is easily accessed through an interactive website available to our site teams on phones, tablets and computers. The website contains a wealth of information and provides written and visual guidance on best practice in everything from project management to site set-up across the numerous disciplines of construction we undertake.

Our clients see the value in the Carey Way as a consistency of quality and approach which ensures the best results on their projects every time we work with them.

Head Office

Carey House
Co. Dublin