In 1998 Richard Good-Stephenson returned to West Cork to restore Cor Castle his family’s ancestral home which was at that time a roofless ruin. The team he assembled for the project decided to produce the lime mortars and plasters required on site in Innishannon.
Shortly after they started producing the various lime products needed it became obvious that others in the area also required these products and a decision was made to set up a business to satisfy this market, which lead to the birth of Roundtower Lime.
The family moved back into Cor Castle in 2001 by which time Roundtower Lime had become an established entity within the Lochplace group of companies. In the subsequent years Roundtower has grown significantly and now supplies lime throughout Ireland and the UK and internationally including Australia, New Zealand, United States and China.
Harry Good-Stephenson joined Lochplace in 2019 and took over the day to day running of Roundtower in 2020 when it was decided to transfer the Roundtower operation out of the Lochplace group and into a new company called Roundtower Building Products Ltd.
Building on two decades of experience in the lime business Roundtower Building Products has gone on to become a market leader in the supply of sustainable, environmentally friendly building materials and systems, providing a ‘one-stop’ shop to customers through Ireland and the U.K. We engage with all areas of the market from builders merchants and other lime suppliers through to architects, tradesmen and home owners.
We deliver high quality products with full technical support. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, and we endeavour to help and support our customers wherever possible.
Richard has 30 years experience in the restoration and conservation of period buildings and sustainable new build. These projects include everything from simple vernacular buildings to grand Italianate villas to sustainable office buildings and this experience has given him a unique insight to the built environment and the materials required.
Harry joined Roundtower in 2019 having completed a BSc in Business and Entrepreneurship in the University of Reading. Harry has driven Roundtower’s growth in the Irish and International markets and is responsible for the day to day running of the business.
Seán has played an instrumental role in helping to build Roundtower’s Irish sales. While working in the office by day, Seán works on his own cottage restoration in West Cork on evenings and weekends using many of the materials we supply.
Roma has a BA Degree in Business Management from Cork Institute of Technology and a primary degree in Tourism from Swansea Metropolitan University. She also worked many summers as a Seasonal Travel Consultant with Failte Ireland while she was completing her studies. She worked for many years in retail/sales side of her family business in Bandon Golf Club and spent a brief time in car sales before joining the team at Roundtower in 2020.