Kieran McCarthy

Design & Build Director


Kieran grew up in Midleton Co. Cork. He comes from a long family history of Engineers, Architects and Builders. He qualified as a Civil Engineer himself in UCC in 1996.

 Kieran’s design, building and project management skills were learned working for such acclaimed companies as John Sisk & Sons, PJ Hegarty & Sons and The Murphy Group (UK) and Joseph Lanes & Sons. Kieran has also travelled extensively and brings a dynamic, innovative and customer centric approach to the business of home building.

Kieran McCarthy

“We really needed an extension, but my mother couldn’t deal with the hassle and stress it would have caused her and my father who were both working. I thought there is something wrong with this picture”.

I compare our old semi-detached house with those that are built today and there is very little difference apart from a higher energy rating. We built the pyramids over 4,500 years ago and the best we can offer most people today is a rectangular shaped house with a sloping roof, I felt compelled to offer something better. I believe modern people have a right to live in a well designed house. A great living space makes a huge difference to your well-being. It elevates you!

Adopting a Design & Build model widely used in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the US, I founded KMC Homes in 2003 to make beautifully designed homes more accessible.

kieran mccarthy and maggie smith

Co-Presenter on RTE’s Cheap Irish Homes


Kieran is Co-Presenter on RTE’s Cheap Irish Homes series with Maggie Malloy, which shines a light on the forgotten segment of the Irish Property Market, the Traditional Cottages in the countryside.
Kieran advises participants on the  engineering, building and design potential of these wonderful would be future homes.
You can also check out Kieran’s YouTube Vlog here.