Fitzgerald Kitchens was set up in 1987 by two brothers, Des and Eamonn Fitzgerald. They started from humble beginnings in Hacketstown, Co.Carlow in a tiny shed behind the local Curates house. Their father, Jack Fitzgerald operated in Hacketstown from 1974 making custom built furniture with Des and Eamonn’s older brothers who used the business to finance their college education.
In 1988, Des and Eamonn moved the business 6 miles down the road to Tinahely, Co Wicklow and upgraded to a 3000 square foot facility, and in 1996, bought their own premises in the centre of the village. It wasn’t long before they quickly outgrew that and so they built a purpose built factory in Lugduff on the outskirts of Tinahely in 2004 where they have operated from ever since.
We like to keeps things personal, warm and on a human level with both our staff and especially our customers. So feel free to drop by any of our Showrooms and chat about your kitchen.
Des Fitzgerald – Head Master Cabinetmaker
Des is the Head Master Cabinetmaker and served his time in Mc’Ivors Furniture in Prussia Street in Dublin hand making reproduction dining and sitting room furniture. Des has also worked in Denmark and has built up an extensive knowledge of furniture production. Des looks after the production side of the business and is our factory manager.
Eamonn Fitzgerald – Sales and Business Development
Eamonn, also a cabinet maker, works on the sales and business development side of the business.
John Holmes – Enterprise Sales
John works in trade sales. He joined the Fitzgeralds in 2013.
Stephanie McCready – Sales
Stephanie joined Fitzgerald Kitchens in 2015 and takes care of design and sales in our Dun Laoghaire Showroom.
Darren Farrell – Kitchen Fitter and Master Cabinetmaker
Darren started with Fitzgerald’s in 1997. He left when he completed his apprenticeship and worked in Dublin and returned to Fitzgerald Kitchens in 2010.
Kevin Hickey – Kitchen Fitter and Master Cabinetmaker
Kevin started with the company in 1994. He left when he completed his apprenticeship and moved to Australia. After he returned to Ireland he started working for Fitzgerald Kitchens in 2011.
Brian Fox – Master Cabinetmaker
Brian was Fitzgerald Kitchens employee No.1. He started as an apprentice in 1988, left and moved to Australia where he worked as a cabinet maker. After he returned to Ireland he started back with us in 2009. Brian is a highly accomplished craftsman and makes all the doors and frames for Fitzgerald Kitchens.
Paul Cullen – Master Cabinetmaker
Paul served his apprenticeship in 2001 and when he finished his time and headed to Dublin. He worked as a cabinet maker for Q.K. for many years and returned to Fitzgerald Kitchens in 2008. He nows works fabricating cabinets on the shop floor.
Ian Plant – Master Cabinetmaker
Ian started his apprenticeship in 2005 and works with Paul making kitchen cabinets.
Pawel Karkoszka – Kitchen Finishing and Painting
Pawel joined Fitzgerald Kitchens in 2011 and hand paints all the kitchens before they leave the factory or on site.