Robert Armstrong Jnr- Managing Director
Robert is the most Senior member of the Armstrong Surfacing Team.
Robert was born into the Road Surfacing Industry and is the 4th generation to take over the family Surfacing business, alongside his brother Richard. From as early as 13 years of age Robert could be seen amongst the Tar Workers and Lorries in the yard- his interest in Tarmac far outweighed his interest in schoolbooks and studying.
He began his working life as a wheelbarrow man, learned the skill of raking tar, and from there progressed to driving the roller and setting levels on the Tar Machine. Robert has shown from a very early age his natural ability to problem solve, organise work, and manage and lead a team. He is also known for his exceptional customer service.
At the age of 21 Robert stepped into his current role as Managing Director, and since that time has been the driving force behind the Armstrong Surfacing company. He has worked towards growing and strengthening current customer/supplier relations and developing new opportunities in both Northern Ireland and the South of Ireland.
Richard Armstrong- Director/Contracts Manager
Richard was born into the Road Surfacing Industry and from very early on showed a keen interest in machinery and excavator work. He is our lead heavy machinery man and is a specialist in the 360* excavator and bulldozer.
As Contracts Manager, Richard manages all our civil engineering projects, setting out jobs, levels, kerbing and drainage, as well as driving the Tar Spreader. Richard mentors and works closely with our Tar Team on a daily basis and his experience and ability to transform a green field site into a carpark or driveway is second to none, with a fantastic eye for detail.
Richard heads up our Measuring/Pricing Team, he meets with new customers to view their jobs and recommend the best options and materials needed for the work in hand.
He is happiest when sitting behind the controls of any large machine or vintage lorry!
Selina Hession- Full Time Accounts and Administrative Assistant
Selina joined our team in the summer of 2019. She Graduated from the National University Galway(NUI) in 2014, after 3 years of studying Youth and Family Studies. She worked in this industry for 3 years before following her passion of Accounts.
Selina came to Armstrong Surfacing upon graduating from Accounting Technicians Ireland as an Accounts Technician. She has a keen interest in taxation.
Selina looks after our accounts payable and receivable and is very often the first point of contact for our new clients and her goal is to deliver a first class, efficient client experience.
Jodie Armstrong- Part Time Accounts and Office Manager
Jodie hails from a background in customer service, sales and education- she spent over 12 years with a leading Irish Hairdressing Company and 4 Years with L’oreal Professional, Australia where she was an Educator/sales and NSW Education Manager.
The transition from the hairdressing industry into the Road Surfacing Industry has been a relatively easy one for Jodie. She grew up in a house with 5 brothers and a father who has run his own Tunneling and Pipejacking business for many years.
Since joining the Armstrong Team in 2017 Jodie has thoroughly enjoyed immersing herself in a whole new industry. She has worked hard to build brand awareness through social media platforms and attending expos and seminars twice yearly. Jodie has also focused on strengthening the Health and Safety Ethos within the team.