Employee Profile – Ronan O’dowd
Ronan joined AG as the permanent in-house Landscape Designer in May 2016, he is based in our Dungannon offices and we thought would take some time to get to know him better.
Ronan studied BSc Planning and Property Development at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown. From here he started working for a well-known building contractor in Northern Ireland as a Construction and Property Manager where he assisted with planning applications and design aspects during the construction phase, as well as working to maintain a profile of property rentals across the country. After this he spent some time working for a local Landscape Contractor providing on-site analysis, and developing thorough landscape design plans that allowed ideas to become realities.
“As well as developing thorough landscape design plans, I built working relationships with Clients, Planning Officers, Building Control, and Architects. I always made sure that we developed ideas into reality”
Tell us about your role at AG?
“I am here to convert the ideas of homeowners into reality by providing creative and aesthetically pleasing professional designs that will create unique and individual outdoor spaces. As well as this I spend time helping the commercial sales teams to build upon and develop relationships with developers and construction professionals by providing them design expertise and drawings when required.”
What was it that made you want your new position?
“Following the time I spent within the built environment I temporarily found myself in a very different line of work, for a short period of time I worked within the Health Service in Northern Ireland. It was during my time in the Health Service- when I was away from design and the construction industry that I fully realised the passion that I have for developing and design and so I soon turned my attention back to the design field. When I saw the opportunity with AG I jumped at the chance of getting back into the field. The desire to design and develop ideas into a reality and my passion for the built environment were the real driving force behind my move.”
“I now hope to build on past experiences and further develop my skills and market knowledge so that I can provide innovative and high quality designs for any clients that I deal with on behalf of AG.”
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