About us.

We are a civil engineering contractor based in Dundee. We employ over 100 people in our business carrying out construction projects predominantly in East and Central Scotland.
The vision of starting Kilmac arrived thanks to a long-term friendship between qualified civil engineers Richard Kilcullen and Athole McDonald. From their homes, they collectively launched what is now Kilmac Ltd.
From those modest beginnings, Kilmac has built a successful civil engineering contracting business with an annual turnover of £20 million.

More than 130 staff are managed from our Delta House headquarters in Dundee’s Technology Park. Our regional office in Livingston continues to deal with the growing number of contracts we are securing across the central belt of Scotland.
High-profile infrastructure contracts for our select national clients have included the new Madras College in St Andrews that opened in 2021, the Broughty Ferry flood defences, and the Edinburgh University’s Nucleus project. Additionally, we have delivered completed work on the expansion of the James Hutton Institute in Invergowrie, the transformation of Perth City Hall to provide a new home for the Stone of Destiny, and groundworks for a string of local authority schools, supermarkets, housing associations and motor dealerships.

While, traditionally, Tayside has been the Kilmac heartland, we have seen our highly-regarded business expanding into Aberdeen and the M8 corridor between Edinburgh and Glasgow in recent years.

How we started.

The company was formed in 2004 by Richard Kilcullen and Athole McDonald. Both directors are civil engineers and have worked together since 1988. The aim when they started the business was to dominate the medium sized civils market.

Both Richard and Athole are accountable to their clients for company performance and are very much actively involved in the day to day running of the business and maintaining working relationships with their clients. The success of the business is down to their dedicated, highly skilled, motivated workforce, market leading management and safety systems allows them to consistently deliver project safely, on time and on budget.

Our Culture.

From the outset, Kilmac has invested heavily in training, team-building and retaining a highly skilled and motivated workforce. Many of our long-standing employees enjoy the wide range of career development opportunities and take advantage of the training opportunities available to them. 
Health and safety continue to be of paramount importance in the company’s ambitious plans for ongoing growth in the medium-sized civils market. 
We pride ourselves on building on our excellent reputation within the construction industry to identify and overcome on-the-ground challenges and, crucially, deliver projects on time, to specification and to budget. 
We also take pride in supporting various community projects in areas where our workers live, and the many charitable fundraisers carried out by enthusiastic staff members. You can read more about the Kilmac Foundation here. 

Our Skill set.

Kilmac has become a recognisable go-to within the construction industry providing a safe pair of hands for delivering all manner of projects. 

Our experienced management and workforce handle the demands of earthworks, drainage, foundations, slabbing, carriageway reinstatements and hard landscaping on a daily basis. 

Our Green credentials.

The Kilmac management team committed to an all-electric vehicle fleet in 2022 in the push toward securing ambitious carbon neutral targets.
Vehicles including Kia, Tesla, Mercedes and Audi now allow scope for charging at home and in the workplace.
Older vans are being replaced gradually with more energy-efficient options such as Renault Kangoos and Trafics.
We have pledged to monitor fast-changing technological advances which will allow further investment in “greening” our 50-plus fleet of vans and on-site hardware as we continue to reduce our CO2 footprint.
A substantial investment in our own 500kw turbine located near Forfar contributes hugely towards creating a negative carbon footprint.

Looking to the future

We have endorsed the gradual transition to an Employee Ownership Trust in 2022.
A carefully planned, phased strategy will hand over the reins to our experienced and respected senior management team under the watchful eye of the group directors.

The decision to move towards an EOT provides clarity and reassurance to our staff and client base.
It is a tried and tested company succession option, with professional expertise ensuring a smooth passage to an exciting new era in the history of Kilmac.
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