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Kaplan Construction Completes Work at Holyoke Farms

New three-story apartment building creates 229 units of mixed income family housing BOSTON – December 17, 2020 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today that it has completed a new 17,000 SF, three-story apartment building and renovations to existing apartments at Holyoke Farms in Holyoke, Mass. The project creates 229 units of mixed income family housing across 32 buildings, including 217 renovated two- and three-bedroom townhouse apartments. The owner is Holyoke Farms Redevelopment LLC, a long-standing partnership between Maloney Properties and the Whiting Farms Tenant Association, and the developer/sponsor is Maloney Development LLC. “Kaplan sensitively responded to the occupied rehabilitation component of this project, ever mindful of the residents and minimizing disruption whenever possible. Despite a global health pandemic, we were able to meet all our goals with little interference to ...

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NEI General Contracting Wraps Up Construction on Village at Nauset Green for Pennrose, LLC

"Affordable and workforce apartment development creates 65 units"BOSTON – November 4, 2020 – NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor and construction management firm, announced today the completion of Village at Nauset Green for Pennrose, LLC in Eastham, Mass. The $16.4 million, 65-unit development provides much needed affordable and workforce housing by offering 39 affordable units for people earning 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), 11 affordable units for people earning 30 percent of the AMI, and 15 workforce units. Four units are ADA accessible.Designed by The Architectural Team (TAT), the design aims to evoke the local Cape Cod style and create a small village feel for residents and the community at large. Centered around two common green spaces that offer recreation opportunities for people of all ages, the development features 27 one-bedroom, 31 two-bedroom, and seven three-bedroom apartments across 18 two and three-story wood-framed buildings. Located within walking dist ...

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Kaplan Construction Recognized as a Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute

"WBE, family-owned construction management firm awarded prestigious honor for six consecutive years"BOSTON – November 9, 2020 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, is proud to announce that it has been named to the list of Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) for the sixth year in a row. Finalists were honored during a virtual event on November 6th and Kaplan ranked number 67. This is the 20th year TCI has recognized women-led businesses in Massachusetts and the list will be published in the Women & Power issue of The Boston Globe Magazine on November 8th.TCI was founded in 1997 to help women-led businesses in Massachusetts become and stay successful. TCI’s membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, executive directors of nonprofits and solo professionals who are committed to building successful businesses, organizations, and career ...

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Connolly Brothers Retained by Richardson Green to Design & Build New Multi-Tenant Building

BEVERLY, Mass. – November 4, 2020 – Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announced today it has been retained by Richardson Green to design and build a new 56,000 SF multi-tenant building at 25 Rundlett Street in Middleton, Mass. Richardson Green is a family-run business specializing in all types of real estate with commercial office buildings located across the North Shore.Dubbed Stone Ridge, the single-story building is designed to meet the needs of flex industrial tenants with office, manufacturing, and warehouse space and features high bays.“We have worked with Connolly Brothers before and they were our first choice for this project,” said Peter and Chris Richardson, co-owners of Richardson Green. “Connolly does a great job with design-build projects and are very detail-oriented when it comes to producing drawings and budgets. They are very transparent about all bids and we have complete confidence in them as our constru ...

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Kaplan Construction Earns Spot on BBJ’s List of Family-Owned Businesses in Mass

BOSTON – October 20, 2020 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today it was named to the annual List of Largest Family-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts published by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). The BBJ ranked the largest family-owned businesses in Massachusetts based on total 2019 Revenue. Kaplan made the same list in 2018.Founded in 1976, Kaplan Construction’s highly experienced staff has worked together for many years, building a strong resume of renovation and new construction projects for commercial, healthcare, multi-family, and worship clients along the way. In 2014 Kaplan announced the culmination of a three-year management transition in which Jane Kaplan Peck was appointed chief operating officer (COO) and majority owner, and Nathan Peck was promoted to president. “Family has remained our foundation as Kaplan Construction has grown and evolved since its founding 44 years ago. ...

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LUXURY CONDOMINIUMS FISHERMANS WATCH IN SWAMPSCOTT RECENTLY COMPLETED

Groom Construction Co., Inc. recently completed Fishermans Watch, a collection of 28 luxury condominiums in Swampscott, MA. Within six months of delivery, all units were sold. This $22,000 development includes 2-3-bedroom residences, each providing unique layouts ranging from 1,400 to 2,500 SF varying from single level garden units to two-story penthouses. The five-story building is situated at the highest point in Swampscott, with many of the units providing sweeping ocean views of Swampscott, Nahant, and the Boston skyline. On-site amenities include a rooftop club room, fitness room, private terraces, gardens, and garage parking. The project was designed by Groom Construction and Grazado Velleco Architects with interior finishes by John Day of LDa Architecture & Interiors. Tom Groom, Principal and Developer for Fishermans Watch said, “We have been working on Fishermans Watch with this team for many years — taking an abandoned 100,000 SF school and making it into a condominium building.  We are thrilled t ...

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NEI General Contracting Completes Hattie Kelton Apartments

BOSTON – October 6, 2020 – NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor and construction management firm, announced today the completion of a 56,290 SF, four-story residential building with 1,000 SF of commercial space at 61 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain, Mass. for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), along with the Back of the Hill Community Development Corporation. Designed to create affordable rental options and bring life to a long-vacant parcel, this project is named in honor of Hattie Kelton, a local resident who spent decades advocating for the Jamaica Plain and Mission Hill communities.Located a quarter mile from the Jackson Square MBTA station, the Hattie Kelton Apartments are comprised of 11 one-bedroom units, 22 two-bedroom units, and 14 three-bedroom units. One hundred percent of the apartments are affordable, and most are designated for families earning up to 60% of area median income with a portion of units set aside for formerly homeless and people wit ...

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Erland Construction Builds Cotting School’s New Multi-Purpose Athletic Addition

LEXINGTON, MA/September 30, 2020 – Erland Construction has teamed up with ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge to design and build a multi-purpose athletics addition for Cotting School in Lexington, Mass. The School’s ultimate goal is to provide a venue for its students to achieve their highest learning potential and level of independence. Cotting School is a private, non-profit inclusive community that fosters academic achievement, skill development and social-emotional maturity by meeting the unique needs of students ages 3-22 with a broad spectrum of learning and communication disabilities, physical challenges and complex medical conditions by providing an array of integrated services. “This building project will make possible needed improvements in facilities, curriculum and programs to keep Cotting School on the cutting edge of special education,” said David Manzo, President of Cotting School. “We are excited to continue to meet the needs of our current and future students in this, our 126th year of in ...

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Tecta America New England – Billerica Promotions

Dan Pass has been promoted from project manager to general manager of the Billerica branch, and Dillon Owens has been promoted from project manager to director of operations in Billerica.

Dan joined the Billerica team in 2011 after graduating from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a degree in Construction Management, and Dillon joined the Brockton team in 2018 after graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies. Both Dan and Dillon are hardworking, team oriented, and eager to help the company grow.

Remembering John Sloane, Longtime Interstate Electrical and Industry Leader

We are saddened to report the passing of a great individual who more than made his mark on our industry and our association. John Sloane, a Regional Vice President and 40-year team member at Interstate Electrical Service Corp., passed away recently after what his colleagues rightly described as a heroic battle with cancer. John had been active in ABC in many ways over many years in everything from education and training to programs and events. He recently served as a member of the State Board of Examiners of Electricians. John had scores of friends throughout ABC and the industry at large. Throughout his battle with cancer, he continued his passionate and dedicated approach to life and work, never letting it get the better of him.The services for John were held Sept. 2nd and 3rd. Anyone who wishes to extend their condolences to the family may do so via www.keefefuneralhome.com. John’s family has requested that those wishing to make a contribution in John’s honor do so to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn ...

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