VolkerFitzpatrick has a long history of success, built on extraordinary people. The firm was founded in 1921 as a civil engineering company by a dynamic self-starter, John Fitzpatrick but it was his son Patrick who really put the business on the map. In the early days, much of the work took place in London, and Fitzpatrick & Son built a formidable reputation through several high profile projects, including the reconstruction of Parliament Square and repaving the forecourt of Buckingham Palace.
Today, VolkerFitzpatrick delivers a diverse range of capital projects across the fields of industrial, commercial and public sector building, building services, land remediation, heavy civil engineering, paving, and rail. We have evolved and grown into a respected multidisciplinary privately owned contractor meeting the demands of today's construction industry.
Our company history through the decades is illustrated in the timeline below:
Pat Fitzpatrick travels from Cork to London to become a street mason. Patrick's son, John Martin, follows in his father's footsteps.
In 1921 John registers Fitzpatrick & Sons. By 1930 they are acknowledged specialists in concrete paving with a reputation for innovation.
Fitzpatrick & Son is taken over by the Limmer Group.
In 1971 Tarmac Construction Ltd acquires the Fitzpatrick & Son from the Limmer Group. They hold the paving contracts for the City of London and the City of Westminster for many years.
The business operates in the civil, building, rail and facility management sectors.
A new niche market for the business is expanding our perimeter solutions capability, providing clients with bespoke counter terrorism solutions.