Business 100 - 2012

OSullivan Donal

Donal O’Sullivan/Navillus Contracting

A native of Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Donal O’Sullivan immigrated to the U.S. in 1984 in search of work in construction. Today, he is the president and co-owner of Navillus Contracting, which he founded with his sister Helen and his brothers Kevin and Leonard.

Navillus, one of the largest union contractors in NYC, has been contributing to the city skyline for the last 25 years. It has been Donal’s honor to have Navillus involved with building the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center, and to aid in rebuilding Rockaway after Hurricane Sandy.

Donal is a supporter of the Irish Arts Center and the GAA. He is a member of the Kerryman’s Patriotic & Benevolent Association, the Kerry Football Club of NY, and serves on the board of Haven US, an extension of Haven Partnership, an Irish nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunity and building homes in Haiti. The US Friends of Maynooth College recognized him as Honoree of the Year 2012.

Donal and his wife, Kathleen, have six children, Jack, Donal, Katie, Caroline, Michael and Kelly. He frequently returns to Ireland to visit his mother, Teresa, and connect with his roots.