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Connolly Brothers Completes Headquarters for W. L. French

BEVERLY, Mass. – February 19, 2020– Connolly Brothers Inc, a general contractor and construction management firm, announced today it has completed a new 60,000 SF corporate office and maintenance facility for W. L. French Excavating Corp. in Billerica, Mass.The 48,000 SF maintenance facility includes 10 drive-through maintenance bays, three high equipment bays with five-ton and 10-ton overhead cranes, truck tire carousel, diesel filter cleaning system, truck and heavy equipment wash bay, parts storage and service management offices. The 12,000 SF office building features a fitness center, meeting spaces, and collaborative workspaces for W. L. French’s 250 employees. It was designed to promote health, wellness and productivity in the workplace. Comprised of 60,000 SF over 22 acres, the two buildings feature new technologies, energy efficiencies, and increased capacity to handle a growing demand for field operations tied to the company’s continued growth. “Like W. L. French, Connolly Brothers is a family-owned ...

Resource Options, Inc. Introduces a New Office Location

Hudson, MA – January 31, 2020- Resource Options, Inc. (“ROI”), a leading full-service provider of construction, design and environmental staffing, announced today the opening of a new office location in Hudson, Massachusetts. ROI is headquartered in Needham, MA, with branch offices in Raynham, MA, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. The new office is located at 131 Coolidge Street, Suite 120 Hudson, MA 01749. By adding our Hudson, MA location, ROI will significantly improve its service to thousands of candidates and clients in the metro west area. “As we enter the new year, we are proud to announce the opening of our newest office location as part of our efforts to better service our relationships west of Boston.” said Bryan Quinn, President of ROI. “With three branch locations, (Raynham, Hudson and Londonderry, NH) surrounding our Needham, MA headquarters, we have positioned ourselves closer to our candidates, clients and their projects.” Resource Options, Inc. will continue to provide highl ...

Erland Construction Receives Bronze Award by the Design-Build Institute of America New England Region

ANDOVER, MA/January 30, 2020 – Erland Construction was recently honored with a Bronze Award for Building Construction by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) New England Region, for its work on the new amenities building within the New England Business Center (NEBC) office park in Andover, Mass. The NEBC is home to some of the region’s major corporations and offers a dynamic corporate setting in the Greater Boston Area. The 18,000-square-foot, 2-story building features a modern café with indoor and outdoor seating and meeting areas as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and locker rooms. The NEBC is located at the junction of Interstate 93 and River Road and is just minutes from Interstate 495 and Route 128. It also offers proximity to southern New Hampshire and convenient access from Boston. This amenity-focused building was constructed to create a more vibrant workplace for the six companies that occupy the park. The construction of a pedestrian footbridge was incorporated into the project t ...

ABC MA Member Brian Renaud added to the Beam Club Presidential Level

ABC has added Massachusetts Chapter member Brian Renaud of The Contractors Plan to the Beam Club Presidential level and Greater Houston Chapter member Terry Buza of Slack & Co. Contracting Inc. to the Beam Club Hall of Fame level.

The Beam Club was established in 1966 to recognize ABC’s top membership recruiters for their commitment to growing the association. By recruiting five new members, ABC members are automatically enrolled in the Beam Club by their chapter. Members receive one point for each new member recruited. Beam Club activity is ongoing from year to year, with members’ point totals continually accruing and advancing members to the next Beam Club award level.

To reach the Presidential level of the Beam Club, ABC members must recruit between 25 and 49 new members. To reach the Hall of Fame level of the Beam Club, ABC members must recruit between 50 and 99 new members.

For more information about the contractors plan, visit their website at www.contractorsplan.com


ABC Member LC Anderson, Inc Nominated for ACCA's Contractor of the Year

ABC member LC Anderson, Inc has been chosen as one of four finalists in the commercial category for the Air Conditioner Contractors of America’s (ACCA’s) 2020 “Contractor of the Year” awards.LC Anderson was established in 1943 as a GE appliance store and eventually morphed into a full-service provider of industrial heating, air conditioning and refrigeration services. It was purchased by Warren and Barbara Hudson in 1995. In 2013, company leadership transitioned to Warren and Barbara’s sons, Karl and Kurt Hudson, who are now co-owners and co-presidents of the growing 55-employee firm. Today, property managers, facility managers, and building owners throughout Eastern Massachusetts trust LC Anderson to design, build and service their HVACR systems. The firm’s repeat customers include some of the largest and most well-respected corporate office properties, healthcare facilities, biotechnology firms, school campuses, restaurants and breweries in the greater Boston area.LC Anderson has 10 engineers on its sta ...

Metro Walls Welcomes Jeff Stupalski to the South Shore Team!

WESTPORT, MA – Metro Walls is excited to announce that Jeff Stupalski has taken on the role of estimator for their new South Shore office. Jeff will be working with General Manager Jay Rocha and their team is ready to take on any size job from the South Shore to Rhode Island.  Jeff started his career in the field and comes to Metro with over ten years of industry expertise. “I think my field experience made for an easy transition to the office. I know both sides and that’s key to understanding the business,” said Jeff on what makes him a good fit for this role.  As an estimator, Jeff is responsible for qualifying bids, pricing materials, and working with contractors. He prides himself on getting proposals out in a timely manner and on following up with his potential customers. He feels that these two practices are what makes an exceptional estimator.  Metro Walls’ culture, reputation and manpower stood out and were major factors in Jeff’s decision to ...

Winter 2020 Building Massachusetts Magazine

The 2020 Winter Edition of Building Massachusetts Magazine is now available to view online. This edition includes:

  • Karl Hudson's final Chairman's Message
  • Excellence in Construction Awards Coverage
  • ABC Workforce article

A huge thank you to Building Massachusetts and all of our members who purchased advertising space. 

View the magazine here: https://www.buildingmassachusetts-digital.com/acmb/0120_winter_2020/

ABC MA Member RogersGray Sponsorsing OSHALogs Webinar on 1/27

Most ABC member companies are all too familiar with the tedious process of filling out multiple, redundant OSHA reporting forms. Now an ABC member is offering a way to streamline that process and ensure your company is in compliance – at no cost to you.Member company RogersGray, is sponsoring Oshalogs.com - a secure, web-based application that enables employers to create each state’s first report of injury, track injuries, print all required OSHA reports, and view injury metrics in real-time.Oshalogs.com automatically generates DART, OSHA incident, severity and lost time case rates. Once basic information is entered, it can also generate PDF versions of documents to print, share or email – eliminating duplication and mistakes. “Many companies aren’t even aware of OSHA compliance requirements and only about 60 percent actually complete the required forms.” said RogersGray Partner, Executive Vice President, Greg Deems. “We’re pleased to bring Oshalogs.com to ABC members in Mass after seeing the success with ...

JM Coull Wins ENR New England Best Project Award of Merit

Maynard, MA – JM Coull (JMC) is proud to announce acceptance of its 2019 Engineering News-Record Award of Merit for the Collings Foundation’s American Heritage Museum project. The American Heritage Museum was one of 18 winning projects in the main categories of ENR New England’s Best Project contest. The museum, located in Hudson, MA, was recognized in the cultural/worship category. The awards ceremony was held on December 11th at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. The design-build construction of the 65,000 sf museum displays the United States’ largest private collection of vehicles from the country’s past military conflicts. More than 48,000 sf of central exhibit space was built to house vehicles, artifacts, murals, and maps, with elevated viewing mezzanines spanning the entire area. Additionally, the museum features a walk-through replica of a World War I trench. The facility also comprises significant audio/visual components to enhance visitor experiences. “This project was truly a unique experience for us in ...

Metro Walls Donates $10,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank

MANCHESTER, NH - Metro Walls is happy to donate $10,000 to the NH Food Bank this holiday season. This annual donation is one that the company looks forward to making every year. Over the years Metro Walls has donated over $100,000 to this local charity.“We really enjoy helping the NH Food Bank every holiday season. The impact that this organization has on our community is tremendous and it feels really good to be a part of it” says Mike Dion, President of Metro Walls.With this money, approximately 20,000 meals will be served to those who need them. For more information on how you can make an impact for those in need, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org.About Metro Walls: Metro Walls is one of the leading commercial drywall, framing and acoustical ceiling companies in New England. With the region’s largest workforce, we provide outstanding service to some of the biggest and best contractors in New England. For more information visit www.metrowalls.net.Contact: Katie Sweet, [email protected] ...

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