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Waterford’s No.1 choice for DIY supplies & fuel

Local, family-owned & operated business

Helping homeowners & businesses since 1990

About Us

We’ve been your local DIY store since 1990

Established in 1990, McCarthy’s is the go-to store in Waterford for all your DIY, garden materials, and building material needs.

Over the years, we’ve gained a reputation for having exceptional service, high-quality products, and value for money. If you’re looking for quality hardware products, then we’ve got you covered.

As the go-to builders providers in Waterford, our team is dedicated to expanding our range of building materials to ensure every contractor, local builder, or DIY enthusiast gets exactly what they need for their projects.

Thanks to our professional, friendly, and experienced team, we give all our clients the skilled advice they deserve when choosing products to suit their needs or project.

With over 30 years of experience in the trade, we have become a trustworthy partner for homeowners and builders in Waterford and across Ireland. We pride ourselves on our friendly, local and professional service and would love to help you complete your project.

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Supplying Waterford and beyond with high-quality building materials for over 30 years

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Our experienced team

Most of our staff have been with us for over 10 years and have gained an excellent knowledge of our products which they share with our customers daily.
Meet our dedicated team below.

Our experienced team

Thomas McCarthy

McCarthy’s Homevalue was founded by Thomas McCarthy in 1990 with humble beginnings: primarily as a fuel merchant operating from a small premise at Peter Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

As the business grew, Thomas relocated to a new purpose-built site at Riverstown Business Park, Tramore, Co. Waterford.

McCarthy’s became members of United Hardware in 2016 and shortly after saw the development of our Homevalue Hardware & D.I.Y Store.

With over 30 years of experience, Thomas has invaluable knowledge of all aspects of the business and remains a key part of the company.

When not working, Thomas can be found, cycling or sea swimming in the Guillamene, Tramore.

In 2023, Thomas completed the Tour De Flanders, a 270km cycle race in Belgium!

Ashley McCarthy

Ashley grew up with the business from a young age and has over 14 years of experience in the trade.

Ashley graduated from WIT in 2012 with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Quantity Surveying and played an integral part in the design, planning and opening of McCarthy’s new DIY and Hardware Store in 2018.

Ashley developed and continues to manage McCarthy’s Homevalue website, social media channels, and company marketing activities.

You might also catch Ashley in the shop or out on the road helping out with deliveries when the need arises.

A man of many job descriptions!

Alan Kirk

Sales Executive

Alan is a familiar face to local builders and tradesmen in Waterford. He joined McCarthy’s Homevalue from the Brooks Group in 2013 and brought with him years of experience and product knowledge, helping to expand our range of building materials and heavy build products and ranges.

Alan is always on hand to provide material quotations for customers and a wealth of product knowledge and advice on your next construction project.

You may also know Alan as Woody!

Caroline Hunt


Caroline is responsible for both debtor and creditor accounts for the company.

Having worked with McCarthy’s Homevalue since 2009, Caroline has extensive knowledge of all account tasks and queries and is a key team member.

Caroline provides advice on all things accounts, such as setting up an easy payment budget plan or providing monthly statements and copies of invoices to our customers when required.

Noel Curran


Noel has been working with McCarthy’s Homevalue for nearly 10 years now. He has a background in carpentry and roofing and now uses his skills and knowledge to advise our customers on key aspects of their projects.

Noel is a familiar face behind our counter and welcomes every customer through our doors with a smile and a chat, helping maintain the uniquely professional and friendly service that we pride ourselves on.

Noel is also our chief paint mixer!

Paul Hartnoll


Paul is the newest member of our sales team and also a familiar face in Waterford, having worked for many years as a travel agent.

Paul now brings his friendly and professional approach to McCarthy’s Homevalue. He’s excellent at serving customers and providing material quotations.

Paul is also often seen giving expert advice on all things plumbing as he also happens to be a qualified plumber, believe it or not!