The People at L & M Keating

People

We currently employ approximately 70 direct staff. The majority of whom are from a technical background. We place great pride in our staff as our success is attributed to their expertise and dedication.

We have a low staff turnover with some of our most valued employees have been with us since our beginnings in 1987.

Our low staff turnover facilitates the retention of an experienced hardworking technical workforce.

Louis Keating, Managing Director 

Louis Keating graduated from Trinity College in 1981 with 1st class honours. In 2010 he was accepted as a Fellow of Engineers Ireland.

Before starting the company he worked at home and abroad for a large multinational civil engineering company on prestigious projects such as Expo ’92, Mountjoy Prison, Shannon aircraft engine rebuilding facility and the Ireland/UK Gas Interconnector Pipeline. In 1987 he set up L & M Keating Ltd. near its current headquarters in Kilmihil, Co. Clare. Through a flair for cutting edge engineering, Louis has steered the company toward technically challenging projects particularly in the civil, marine and dredging sectors.

Louis is a keen sailor and yachtmaster enjoying both cruising and competitive sailing. He also enjoys diving and car restoration.

Lorchan Hoyne, Contracts Director 

Lorchan graduated from University College Dublin in 1994 with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and Trinity College with a Diploma in Project Management and a Diploma in Environmental Engineering in 1997 and 2001. Lorchan worked for 12 years with a multinational building and civil engineering contractor on a number of major projects up to €50M value before joining the company in 2006 as Contracts Director. Lorchan is a Chartered Engineer and has led the company to our ISO 9001:2008 certification and to national awards for our Health & Safety Management Systems.

Lorchan’s past times include rugby coaching & cycling.

Richard Browne, Director    View Richard Browne's profile on LinkedIn

Richard Graduated from NUI, Galway as a Civil Engineer and after working with O’Connor Sutton Cronin, consulting Engineers rejoined the company in 2007. Richard has an aptitude for the management of technically challenging projects and the ability to develop contractor led innovative solutions to construction challenges. Richard has managed some of our most technically challenging design build projects particularly in our Marine and Civil divisions. As a member of the Engineers Ireland Heritage Committee, Richard has expertise in conservation techniques particularly in the area of lime mortars. In 2015 Richard was awarded the title of Engineers Ireland, Chartered Engineer of the Year.

Richard's personal interests include: Sailing, running & cycling

Brian O'Loughlin, Director

Brian graduated from Limerick Institute of Technology in 1992 with a degree in Quantity Surveying and has since attained membership of SCS and RICS.  Brian worked for 13 years in the UK with both PQS practices, subcontractors and main contractors on projects ranging from groundwork subcontracts to €150m office fit-outs at Canary Wharf. Brian joined L&M Keating in 2007 and is head of tendering and quantity surveying. Brian is a Chartered Member of the RICS.

Brian has a keen interest in sport and traditional music.