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James Rudolph Named to the Best Lawyers in America 2020

Boston, Mass. – James Rudolph, managing partner of Rudolph Friedmann LLP, a 20-lawyer Boston law firm, has been included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the Construction Law practice area. With this distinction, Rudolph ranks in the top five percent of private practice attorneys nationwide.Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 8.2 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys. Best Lawyers is the only purely peer review guide to the legal profession and has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The publication has earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Rudolph is also rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available; has a 9.9 rating and a “top attorney” designation on AVVO, a rating tool that ...

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Kaplan’s Rachael Montosi Honored by Constructech Magazine

BOSTON – September 16, 2019 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today that Senior Project Manager Rachael Montosi has been named one of the 2019 Women in Construction by the editorial board at Constructech Magazine. Recipients were honored at the fifth annual awards dinner in Chicago in August and in-depth profiles of the 2019 Women in Construction will appear in the Fall issue of Constructech Magazine, which will be available in print and online. “The evening always exceeds my expectations when we have a chance to connect and learn from some of the best in the construction industry,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director at Constructech Magazine and president of Specialty Publishing Media. “It’s always such a pleasure to meet and mingle with women who are truly transformative for the industry.” Rachael Montosi is a senior project manager at Kaplan Construction with 15 years of experience i ...

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Erland Construction Announces New Project on Middlesex Turnpike

In an effort to attract young professionals to the suburbs as more and more corporate headquarters move out of the city, Alliance Residential Company and G|I|D Boston have teamed with CUBE 3 and Erland to construct a new rental housing development on Middlesex Turnpike—a bustling route that stretches from Burlington through Bedford into Billerica. This luxury complex will bring all the lifestyle offerings of city living to your front door in the suburbs.Made up of 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, Broadstone Middlesex is home to 211 units featuring stainless steel appliances and top-notch finishes, a 181-space parking garage, and 2,750sf of commercial space. Additional resident amenities include a resort-inspired swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, dog wash, bike repair station, and outdoor firepits with lounge seating. The project will foster a sense of community—offering a portion of affordable housing units and assisting with the revitalization of Billerica.This is Erland’s first time partnerin ...

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Exterior Designs: Rally for a Cause – Ride for Pancreatic Cancer!

Contact: Katie Sweet, Marketing 603-502-8392 Exterior Designs 184 Rockingham Rd. Londonderry, NH 03053   MANCHESTER, NH - Metro Walls would like to thank all who participated in their First Annual Rally for a Cause, a motorcycle ride for charity! This year’s beneficiary was The National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation. With “Mike’s Match,” $1,585 was raised for this cause.   The trip started at Metro’s home base of Manchester and ended at the well-known Broken Spoke Saloon in Laconia, NH. Motorcycle enthusiasts from Metro Walls, Exterior Designs, Atlantic Prefab, and Patriot Building Systems all attended.   “This year we had 25 riders and our goal is to grow this tradition. This event was both fun and rewarding. It was a chance to spend time with employees and friends while giving to a cause that matters,” said Mike Dion of Metro Walls.   Stay tuned for details on Metro’s next cha ...

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Exterior Designs Has Moved!

Contact: Katie Sweet, Marketing 603-502-8392 Exterior Designs 184 Rockingham Rd. Londonderry, NH 03053 Exterior Designs, a leader in commercial cladding is excited to announce that their office has moved to 184 Rockingham Road in Londonderry, NH! This space will accommodate the company’s staff and better serve its customers.   The interior of this office features some of Exterior Designs’ specialty cladding, along with stylish furnishings and most importantly extra space for a growing staff! To celebrate, the company hosted a well-attended Open House and Ribbon Cutting ceremony that included clients, vendors and friends. Exterior Designs will continue to provide outstanding craftsmanship and an excellent workforce for all of your commercial cladding needs.     About Exterior Designs: With one of the largest workforces in New England; Exterior Designs services some of the most complex projects in New Hampshire, Maine and ...

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Chairman's Message September 2019: Supporting our Growing Construction Workforce with Woburn High School

For ABC member companies to continue to thrive, we must take a hard look at our talent pipeline. With an aging workforce that in some cases is not suited to keep up with exponential growth of the construction industry, we need to identify young people at the start of their career and expose them to the many opportunities our member companies can offer. As we well know, the construction industry is about relationships, and a good case in point is the one ABC MA has been developing with Woburn Memorial High School. Our Building Mass Careers team has made multiple presentations to various students about construction. We held an industry roundtable, bringing in five ABC member firms to discuss trends in their sectors of the industry and their specific company hiring practices. Building Mass Careers hosted a three-day OSHA-10 Construction Outreach Safety and Health course attended by 18 students who received their OSHA 10 card. We are currently working to establish a job shadow and externship program in conjuncti ...

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Heidi Aliski, LEED AP Joins Kaplan Construction

BOSTON – September 4, 2019 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today that Heidi Aliski, LEED AP has joined the firm as a project manager. With over 17 years in the design and construction industry, Heidi started her career as a designer/drafter and intern architect before moving into project management for construction companies. Her background gives her a unique perspective on the design and construction process, one that will serve her well as she works with owners, architects, and engineers to ensure Kaplan projects are built in accordance with construction documents.“Heidi brings a strong background at both design and construction firms, which we feel will benefit our clients on multiple levels,” said Nate Peck, president of Kaplan Construction. “Our work has always been driven by the needs of our clients and we feel Heidi’s project experience dovetails nicely with our portfolio of proje ...

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Official Announcement: RBF Joints its Practice with Withum

(Boston, MA) Effective August 1, 2019, Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone P.C. (RBF), an accounting and advisory firm based in Woburn, MA, joined its practice with WithumSmith+Brown, PC (Withum), a regional CPA and consulting firm with 12 offices, 1,100 team members and annual revenue of $220M, ranking in the top 25 firms in the country. RBF will remain at their location in Woburn, MA.“We are excited about joining forces with Withum,” says Bill Rucci, CPA, MST, CGMA, Managing Partner at RBF. “Since its inception in 1985, RBF has been committed to providing clients with insightful, custom solutions while encouraging our own people toward superior achievement on behalf of our clients, our profession, and themselves. Withum exemplifies the same ‘Withum Way’ philosophy of client-centric, personalized attention and a commitment to excellence which is tremendously important to us.” Withum’s Managing Partner and CEO Bill Hagaman, CPA, CGMA, also noted that Withum has been seeking the right fit to enhance its presence in the G ...

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Erland Construction Announces New Project at Lesley University

Lesley University, a private university committed to transformative education through active learning, scholarly research, diverse forms of artistic expression, and the integration of rigorous academics with practical, professional experience, has teamed with Prellwitz Chilinski Associates and Erland Construction to revamp 16,000sf within Sherrill Hall, an existing library and classroom building on the school’s Cambridge campus. The 6-month renovation will revitalize the building’s use for students, faculty and staff; creating new places to learn, study, and interact with one another.The first floor of the building will be outfitted with a new study room, café, and conference rooms as well as workstations, lounge seating and circulation desk. The basement level, where majority of the library’s books are stored, will also receive an upgrade including the installation of compact shelving, student lockers, and a kitchenette. In addition to these reconfigurations, the building’s fire protection system will be upd ...

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Delphi Completes Renovations to Waterfront Retreat Center in Duxbury

August 21, 2019-Mashpee, Massachusetts--Delphi Construction, Inc. announced completion of the renovation of St. Marina’s Guest House belonging to the Society of St. Margaret, an Episcopal Religious Order headquartered in Duxbury Massachusetts.The $1.25 million renovation and small addition was the third project Delphi has completed for the Sisters at their retreat property. Work involved approximately 3,900 square feet of renovation to an early 1940’s building which had originally served as a family summer home. Architectural design for the project was provided by Saltonstall Architects of Marion, Ma. Delphi managed the project out of their Mashpee office on Cape Cod.“Delphi is proud to have been selected to manage yet another project for the Sisters. We appreciate the trust the community has placed in us and value the strong relationship we have built with the community. Thanks to the outstanding design work of our frequent project partners, Saltonstall Architects, this completed project, together with pas ...

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