Eoin Madden  

Managing Director

Ireland’s leading steel frame expert

Eoin Madden has worked in construction management since 1983. He founded Stanta Ltd, Ireland’s first Structural Light Gauge Steel Frame (LSF) Company in 1998 after building the first LSF house in Ireland, where he still lives. Stanta worked for all the top 10 contractors and most of the top architects before 2008. The company also exported panels and systems throughout the UK. Under new ownership it is still very successful in the UK today.

For much of the period after 2008 Eoin sold the latest digital LSF machinery, worldwide. He helped set up manufacturing plants for new owners of machinery in the USA, Canada and many countries in South America. This involved factory layouts, supply chain advice, and mentoring all participants from fabricators, installers, engineering staff and their managers. He was involved with many project types from one-off luxury homes in the USA to multi-storey, mass social housing projects in Brazil.

He believes passionately that with the immense advances in digital technology and ever higher thermal, fire and acoustic standards, construction processes will move steadily towards cost effective, faster, higher quality factory production.

Eoin is an above average wood turner and below average golfer.

Fergus Merriman

Technology Manager

Fergus was raised in the Industrial heartland of North Eastern England.  As a well-known Chartered Building Surveyor, Fergus has spent a lifetime forensically studying buildings and in particular building failures and equable solutions.  He is an expert in Building Science and is passionate about environmental issues in particular long term energy sources and costs.

In the 1970’s Fergus worked for the biggest UK house-builders and Government development corporations where his role was finding and introducing systems that increased production, raised standards and cut costs.  He has also worked in the Middle East and North Africa developing innovative cost saving techniques on large infrastructural projects.

he moved to Ireland in the 1990’s to carry out a similar role for one of Dublin’s largest, multi-disciplinary consultancies. Fergus was first to introduce bathroom Pods to Ireland among several other construction innovations. Many of these products have since become mainstream.  He is a strong advocate of offsite manufacture and always has a solution. He is passionate about the economic creation of healthy, safe, ecologically friendly and sustainable homes.

Fergus likes the environment, walking in nature, Irish Seed Savers Association, community projects, hands on DIY and is a below average golfer too!

Frank Madden

Technology Director

Frank Madden graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1990. Before founding Crest Solutions in 1998, he was a production manager with Apple Computers in Cork.

Crest Solutions have grown to be World leaders in the supply of machine vision, automation and software solutions to manufacturing industries. Working from bases in Cork, England and Belgium, their clients are from highly regulated Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Food and Car industries.

Crest Solutions has assisted companies worldwide to transform the way they do business through the introduction of industrial product traceability software technologies. Frank was a finalist in EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015.

He believes that with Crest Solutions software expertise, CAD/CAM offsite manufacturing processes allied with BIM capabilities will revolutionise today’s construction methods.  Mass customisation of low cost, thermally superior and environmentally sustainable homes are close at hand.

Frank trains youth soccer teams, makes furniture and is a sea angler.

Tom O’Neill

Financial Controller

Tom O’Neill is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants [FCCA]. He gained admittance to this body in 1992.

In 1994 he founded TD O’Neill & Co., Chartered Certified Accountants & Registered Auditors and has been the principal of this firm since.

TD O’Neill & Co. is a medium sized accountancy firm which provides accounting, audit and tax compliance services. The company is very much involved in corporate finance, management reporting and providing business advisory services to the commercial sector.