It’s hard to believe that this is my last chairman’s message. In some ways, it seems like I’ve jut gotten started, but in others the pre-pandemic world of January and February is like another lifetime.
I can’t tell you how proud I am of how our members have adapted during this most trying of years. You have made countless adjustments to ensure the safety of your employees and done it all without sacrificing the quality and dedication that is the hallmark of ABC member companies. And many of you have even found time to give back to the staggering number of our fellow citizens who have been laid low by the virus and the economic pain it has brought.
But we’re not done yet! It’s my pleasure to congratulate the 2020 Excellence in Construction Awards. These companies stand as a symbol of the grit and perseverance of our member companies and their employees.
While we won’t be able to gather for our normal in-person event to honor the winners, there will be a virtual reception on December 29th at 3 p.m. I hope you will attend and perhaps consider one of our sponsorship opportunities. More information can be found on our website, at abcma.org .
Here are the winners we’ll be honoring:
R.H. White Construction: Applied Materials - Cafeteria Expansion (Eagle)

Windover Construction: Canvas (Eagle)

Kaplan Construction: Boston University's Children's Center (Eagle)

BW Kennedy & Co.: 75 Hayden Ave. Building & Garage (Eagle)

Connolly Brothers: Great Marsh Brewing Co. (Merit)

Erland Construction: William R. Elvers Center for the Arts at Fessenden School (Merit)

JM Coull, Inc.: Primetals Technologies New Manufacturing and Office Facility (Merit)

Bowdoin Construction Corp.: The Rivers School - Revers Center for Science & Visual Arts (Merit)

C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.: Big Y Distribution Center (Merit)

R&R Window Contractors, Inc.: Amherst College New Science Center (Merit)

Notch Mechanical Constructors: Callaway - Rubber Mixing Project (Merit)

Haynes Group, Inc.: The Wayfinder (Resiliency Award)
*Resiliency Award: This award recognizes a contractor’s success in overcoming significant adversity. The Haynes Group receives this award for its work on the Wayfinder Hotel and its successful achievements on a project completed during the height of the COVID pandemic

It has been an honor to be chosen by my peers and to serve as your chairman this year. It has been difficult, but next year looks promising, with the development of several effective vaccines that will help us return to normal.
Our chapter is also fortunate that it will be led by Kyle Reagan of DECCO in 2021. Kyle already has a successful track record as chairman, leading our chapter through the Great Recession in 2009. I have no doubt that he will again prove to be a fine leader as we all exhale and adjust to post-pandemic life.
Thank you again for allowing me to serve, and I wish you all happiness and prosperity in the years ahead.