Delphi Construction Partners with Local Charity to Provide New Roof for Vetera
Mark Adams, Secretary of South Shore Veterans Assistance, Inc. worked closely with the veteran and his family while putting the project together.
“This project served a real and immediate need. The recipient of the new roof is a veteran of the Korean War who served as an Air Force Radio Operator during that conflict. Like most veterans, he returned to the states, married and started a family. He worked as an electronics engineer until his retirement 17 years ago. He and his wife faced a number of challenges along the way including the birth of a child with special needs and a personal health event many years ago which left him with partial debilitation. As a proud, resilient veteran it required some coaxing for him to even accept our offer to help replace the 26 year old roof which had been leaking for a number of years. We are grateful we ultimately got the opportunity to help.”
Dave Andrews, Treasurer of the all-volunteer group whose mission is to “empower and assist veterans in need” provided more background on the organization and commented on Delphi’s donation.
“Our aim is to work locally to make a difference in the lives of those who have served. This may mean offering financial assistance, helping with handicap accessibility or providing food, clothing and other basic needs to veterans in need. As a small group of less than 50 volunteers funded by private donations, our budget is often smaller than the scope of work we would like to do. Delphi’s generous donation made it possible to deliver a significant, much needed construction project with no cost to the veteran homeowner or to the organization.” Andrews said.
Jake Simmons, CEO of Delphi Construction expressed his appreciation for the work of South Shore Veterans Assistance and the opportunity to partner with them.
“This is an outstanding organization doing great work for our local veterans. We are happy to play a small part in helping them to make a difference in the lives of those who have served.” Simmons said.
Delphi Construction to Begin Work on Seascape at Weymouth
The project, valued at $16m, is owned by DAI Property Management. Design work was provided by Sheskey Architects of Quincy, MA. The team is rounded out by CHA Companies, Veitas and Veitas Engineers, Wozny/Barbar & Associates, and Ryan Associates.
Corey Heaslip, Project Executive at Delphi Construction will manage the project for Delphi.
“We are very excited to begin this project and to be working closely with Sheskey Architects and the rest of the team to bring this beautiful project to life for our client. We are looking forward to working together to deliver a stunning final product through a process that exceeds expectations.” Heaslip said.
Julio Leitao, the owner’s project manager, described the details of the project.
“Seascape at Weymouth will be a single six-story building of 50 luxury condominium residences situated at the southeasterly corner of Weymouth Neck with views of Webb State Park, Hingham Bay and the Boston skyline to the north, the Back River to the east and Hingham Shipyard to the south.
Seascape at Weymouth will complete the residential development of Weymouth Neck. The 50 unit residential building will not only enhance the existing condominium community, but also provide additional benefits to the Town of Weymouth through aesthetic architecture, exceptional landscape design, minimal site impact and positive economic growth. Through an extensive design process, DAI Property Management Company, along with its Development Team, has thoughtfully designed an appropriate residential property worthy of such a magnificent waterfront location.”
Delphi plans to begin site improvements in February with scheduled project completion in Spring 2019.
Delphi Construction Wins MassHousing Award for Hiring Women Owned Businesses
Delphi Construction, Inc. was honored by MassHousing for their achievement in hiring Women Business Enterprises in construction. The multi-market construction management, general contracting and specialized preconstruction services firm received an award for highest WBE dollar percentage among all recognized general contractors during the ceremony held on November 3 at One Beacon Street Boston.
Jake Simmons, CEO of Delphi Construction expressed his company’s appreciation upon receiving the award from MassHousing. “Delphi has always had a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Both in terms of Women Business Enterprises and Minority Business Enterprises. We are pleased to be recognized by MassHousing for that commitment and honored to have received the General Contractor Award for Excellence.”
The award ceremony featured welcoming remarks from Andrea Laing, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Division at MassHousing followed by remarks from Timothy Sullivan, Executive Director, MassHousing and MBE Owner Ricky Malrani. The award was presented to Delphi by James Fortune of the Diversity and Inclusion Division.
MassHousing is an independent, quasi-public agency created in 1966 and charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. The Agency raises capital by selling bonds and lends the proceeds to low- and moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners, and to developers who build or preserve affordable and/or mixed-income rental housing. MassHousing does not use taxpayer dollars to sustain its operations, although it administers some publicly funded programs on behalf of the Commonwealth. Since its inception, MassHousing has provided more than $20 billion for affordable housing.
Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of Delphi Construction Project in East Wareham
Delphi Construction, together with their client, Preservation of Affordable Housing, government officials, financing partners and members of the community gathered on October 20 for an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly rehabilitated Brandy Hill Apartments in East Wareham Massachusetts.
The event marked completion of Delphi’s work on the 132-unit affordable housing community owned by Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, create and sustain affordable, healthy homes that support economic security and access to opportunity for all.
The event was emceed by POAH’s Asset Management Director, Kevin Baptista who was joined by other representatives of the organization including POAH CEO Aaron Gornstein and POAH Communities Regional Property Supervisor Janel Cobb. Also in attendance were Congressman William R. Keating, Massachusetts State Senator Marc. R. Pacheco, State Representative Susan Williams Gifford, MassHousing Executive Director Tim Sullivan, Maurice Barry, Branch Chief of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development along with John Sorel, Senior Vice President of Stratford Capital. Community residents were represented by Donna Hodson, a resident of Brandy Hill Apartments.
Delphi Construction Vice President, Joe Mastromatteo expressed his company’s appreciation for being invited to handle construction on the project.
“It was an honor to be chosen once again to work with our long term client, POAH. We value the work they do for the community and the spirit of partnership with which they operate. I would like to congratulate all of the project stakeholders for their invaluable contributions to the successful completion of this project. I would like to recognize The Architectural Team for their outstanding design work and truly collaborative approach throughout all phases of construction. Most especially I would like to congratulate the residents of Brandy Hill Apartments who will benefit greatly from this completed work.”
Delphi’s work on the project included new cementious siding on all 12 buildings, roof replacement at 5 buildings, the addition of 7 handicap-adapted apartments, new gas heating systems for all apartments, the completion of kitchen, flooring and bathroom upgrades to more than 50 apartments, interior common area upgrades, new fire safety systems in all buildings and apartments and a new, fully-adapted playground.
Delphi Project Executive Tom Howes made the announcement of the hire and welcomed Cheslock aboard. “We are excited to add Melissa to our roster as a highly experienced project manager with a tremendous skill set, exceptional project management experience and a strong commitment to Delphi’s mission of building responsibly in all of the markets we serve. I could not be more pleased that Melissa has decided to join us and I know she will be a great asset to the company and to our clients.”
Cheslock will be based out of Delphi’s Mashpee offices and will focus primarily on projects on the Cape and South Coast of Massachusetts.
Prior to coming on board at Delphi, Henry worked in Bank Marketing, Merchandising and Member Services.
Delphi Director of Marketing and Communications, Ed Smith, welcomed Henry aboard. “We are very excited to have Olivia join the Marketing Department here at Delphi. She brings a wide range of talents that will help us continue to bring Delphi’s unique value proposition to a broader audience.”
Henry will report to Delphi’s Director of Marketing and Communications and assist with all aspects of Delphi’s marketing and business development activities across all channels including print, digital, social media and events.