KMC Homes was founded by Kieran McCarthy in 2003 to simplify and place customers at the centre of the process of building a bespoke architect designed new home. Kieran felt that the building process needed to be tailored to align with a clients need of a single point of contact for their new home building project as well as quality and cost certainty. Kieran’s research into KMC’s unique Design And Build approach took him as far as New Zealand where he travelled to meet with long established design and build companies for advice.

Now celebrating over 20 years in business, KMC Homes has become a leading Irish bespoke new home building company, paving the way in innovation, expertise and of course, the customer experience.



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 graduated as a Civil Engineer himself in UCC in 1996.

Kieran’s design, building and project management skills were forged working for several blue chip and multinational building and project management companies before setting-up KMC Homes in 2003.

Kieran has travelled extensively and brings a dynamic and innovative approach to homebuilding with focusing on the customer experience, professionalism and design & build quality.


Elaine Kennedy


Elaine previously worked in accounts and customer service for over 21 years. Elaine’s responsibility and role has grown and evolved at KMC. She assists Kieran in all projects aspects as well as dealing with the day to day of our busy head office in Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork. She is extremely enthusiastic and thrills in seeing and helping all the beautiful homes from concept drawings to turnkey finish in a seamless manner.


Jer Kelleher

Project Manager

Jer is a key member of KMC Homes’ management team. He has 20+years experience in almost every aspect of building.

Jer and his brothers worked in the family’s construction business and learned all aspects of the trade under his father. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and drive to the table and has completed several major projects to the highest of standards.



John O’Connor

Project Manager

Having spent most of his days off and summers helping 2 local carpenters, John realised this was the career for him. He spent 4 years studying then passed his carpentry apprenticeship exams with credits.

He spent a number of years with a local well respected builder learning the trade and gaining valuable site experience. During this time he also built his own A-rated home where he gained an understanding of project management and high-end house design. John has has a wonderful way with people and fosters a great team spirit bringing everyone together in a team effort.


Barbara O’Keeffe


Barbara a Carrigtwohill native, who enjoys reading, ‘trying’ to stay fit, and spending time with friends and family. As a member of KMC’s administration team, Barbara has 15 years experience in accounts payable and prior experience in banking.


Our Team

Site Personnel

The KMC site team bring decades of invaluable construction experience ranging from design and budgeting through to project management, engineering building and craftsmanship ensuring each client and project is professionally managed and executed. Beyond the nuts and bolts of day to day building, the KMC team lead with a client first ethos from the first sales meeting to the snag list, house clean and final handover