Unsung hero in our industry
Described as the “unsung hero in our industry” KCC are a trusted advisor and partner to architects, contractors and building managers across all industries offering solutions across timber and steel doors, automatics, access control, facades, glazed partitions, movable walls, ironmongery, fire door inspection, maintenance and more. KCC help architects to realise their architectural vision, they are trusted by contractors to successfully deliver compliant, on-time, successful solutions, and they are relied on by building managers to keep their buildings safe, secure and performing as intended.
KCC Group have grown from strength to strength over the last number of years and have recently acquired renowned Timber Door Company, Elite Doors, based in County Antrim. The relationship with Elite Doors, allows KCC to offer clients high performance doorsets and ironmongery from a single source. Elite Doors manufacture specialist timber doors for the commercial, health, education, and local government sectors, and over the past 25 years have become renowned for excellent quality, great service, and super aftercare. The Group is in the process of moving Elite into a new 27,000 square foot premises and has invested heavily in machinery and equipment to allow the manufacturing company to double their capacity.
2020 was a strange year for everyone but for KCC saw them rebrand from KCC Architectural to KCC Group and saw the launch of KCC 360, an end-to-end, highly-detailed, project specification and scheduling solution that helps architects and contractors spend far less time on design, speeding client approval time, and reducing risk. An innovative, unique solution, that delivers clear, easy to follow, fully compliant design submittals, project set submittals and technical submittals. All the detail, plans, drawings, specifications, warranties, and certifications for every element and component of any project.
Like most companies, KCC was affected by Covid but they are also optimistic that they will be very close to achieving their 2021 sales plan. The company was recently awarded the All-Ireland Business Foundation’s Highest Honour, the Award of Excellence. This award celebrates KCC Group’s service to Irish business and specifically their dedication to the Construction Industry. On receiving this prestigious accreditation Managing Director, Chris Kilpatrick commented: “𝑰𝒕 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒔 𝒂 𝒈𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝑲𝑪𝑪 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒍𝒍-𝑰𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝑭𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏’𝒔 𝒉𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒓, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑨𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝑬𝒙𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒊𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒈𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒌 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒖𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒚.”
Chris himself has also been awarded the Lifetime achievement award from the All-Ireland Business Foundation, a rare honour, and was officially presented the award at a virtual conference on May 27th at which he was the guest of honour.