Cool Timeline

1880
March 10

McQuillan commenced quarrying

John McQuillan commenced quarrying operations with the discovery of limestone at his farm in Colinwell.
1900
August 7

Basalt quarrying operations

Early 1900’s Basalt quarrying operations commenced at Colinwell. Purchased land at Wrights Hill which in time would become Glenside Quarry.
1920
July 18

Contracting

Mid 1920’s contracting works commenced.
1933
July 19

First Belfast Council Contract

The company secured it’s first Belfast City Council Annual Contract.
1972
August 7

Establishment of McQuillan Skip Hire

1972 Establishment of McQuillan Skip Hire providing Waste Management Services for Domestic and Commercial requirements.
1987
August 7

Purchase of Edentrillick Quarry

Purchase of Edentrilick Quarry at Dromore, Co.Down
1997
August 7

Purchase of Budore Quarry

Purchase of Budore Quarry at Dundrod, Co. Antrim
1999
August 7

Establishment of McQuillan Envirocare

Establishment of McQuillan Envirocare Hazardous Waste transfer station at Caulside Drive Antrim.
2004
August 7

Secured first 5 year Contract

2004/2005 John McQuillan Contracts Ltd secured first 5 year Asphalt Resurfacing Term Contract for South Belfast, Castlereagh & North Down (ARE 2) and two 5 year Surface Dressing Term Contracts.
2006
August 7

Coating plant

Investment in state of the art coating plant at Budore Quarry, Dundrod.
2007
August 7

Opening of our Laboratory

Opening of Laboratory at McQuillan Envirocare.
August 7

Pattersons Outdoor Cleaning Solutions

Acquisition of Pattersons Outdoor Cleaning Solutions in Carryduff.
2014
August 7

Opening of Chemical Treatment Facility

Opening of Chemical Treatment Facility at McQuillan Envirocare.
2017
August 7

 Opening of Materials Recovery Facility

 Opening of Materials Recovery Facility at Budore
2018
April 7

Scotland

Completion of first surfacing scheme in Scotland
August 7

Rebranding

We rebranded the companies into the following sectors: John McQuillan Contracts Ltd / McQuillan Quarries / McQuillan Environmental / McQuillan Outdoor