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ABC MA Reboots Membership Committee

  ABC is pleased to announce the reconvening of our Membership Committee to help grow the chapter membership base.  Chaired by ABC’s all-time recruitment leader, Ray Caruso, the committee is made up of volunteers from fifteen members firms that includes 14 General Contractor firms and one Associate Member firm, Beam Club Member and former ABC MA Membership Director, Jim Abbott.  With the support of current ABC Membership Director, Venus Williams, and Chapter President, Greg Beeman, the committee’s goal for 2021 is to reach 500 chapter members by the end of the year.   Membership Committee Members: Ray Caruso (C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.) Jim Abbott (Claro Advisors, LLC) James McCormack (Erland Construction, Inc.) Tom Dionne (Connolly Brothers, Inc. Nick Baker (Shawnlee Construction, LLC) John Teixeria (John B. Cruz Construction Co., Inc.) Skip Titus (Groom Construction Co., Inc.) Samantha (Groom Construction Co., Inc.) Dave Spinale (Ha ...

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ABC Welcomes New Beam Club Presidential Level Member Mark Roberts

ABC has added Massachusetts Chapter member Mark Roberts of A & M Construction Co., Inc. to the Beam Club Presidential 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.

For more information on the Beam Club, contact Leiloni Hayward at [email protected].

 

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Kaplan Construction Receives ABC’s National Excellence in Construction Award for Boston University Children’s Center

  (Via Kaplan Construction)   BOSTON – April 6, 2021 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, today announced its work on the Boston University (BU) Children’s Center in Brookline, Mass. has earned a national Excellence in Construction® Pyramid Award, presented during the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Convention 2021 in Grapevine, Texas, on March 10. The EIC awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for world-class, safe, and innovative construction projects. “The BU Children’s Center involved a complicated renovation of a 115-year-old historic mansion and construction of a new addition in a dense residential neighborhood. The project was technically demanding and there was no shortage of surprises along the way. We are honored to be recognized for our work with this Excel ...

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Kaplan Construction Named a Top-Performing U.S. Construction Company by ABC

BOSTON – March 30, 2021 - Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today it was ranked on Associated Builders and Contractors national 2021 Top Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence, and special designations, ranked by work hours. Kaplan also made the Top General Contractors up to $50 million and the Top Performers with Special Designations lists (Kaplan is a certified WBE).Published as a supplement to Construction Executive magazine, the ABC Top Performers lists identify the Top 200 Performers, Top 75 Trade Contractors, Top Electrical Contractors, Top Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, Top Specialty Contractors, Top 100 General Contractors, and Top General Contractors Up to $50 million, all of which have earned the elite Accredited Quality Contractor credential, as well as the Top Performers With Special Designations. “We are honored to ...

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NEI General Contracting Completes Historic Renovation of Mason Square Apartments

BOSTON – March 24, 2021 – NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor, announced today it has completed the historic rehabilitation of an existing 55,000 SF mill building and adjacent 15,000 SF firehouse in Springfield, Mass. for First Resource Development Corporation LLC. Located in the McKnight National Historic District of Springfield at 837 State Street, the existing historic building is best known as the original home of the Indian Motorcycle Factory where the famed motorcycles were built and distributed nationwide. Despite the impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic, the project was completed on time. The Mason Square II at Indian Motorcycle consists of 60 rental units ranging from one bedroom to three bedrooms which were fully shortly after completion. Mason Square Apartments at Indian Motorcycle appears as a gateway to its neighbor, the American International College (AIC), and is located on a major bus route that allows easy access to the surrounding area. The Square is also nearby to b ...

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Connolly Brothers Welcomes Michael Cullen as CFO

BEVERLY, Mass. – March 24, 2021 – Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announced today that Michael Cullen has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reporting to President Jay Connolly and Vice President Thad Minshall, he will plan, develop, direct, and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance. In addition, he will evaluate and advise on the impact of long-range planning, introduction of new programs and strategies, and regulatory action. As CFO, he will provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and trends as he assists the management team in developing plans and programs to ensure the continued success of the company.Founded in 1880, Connolly Brothers is dedicated to providing quality, professional construction services to its commercial, industrial, and institutional clients. The company’s years of experience enable it to price and budget more accurately, manage m ...

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Kaplan Construction Completes Renovations and Addition to Greater Lowell YMCA

BOSTON – February 17, 2021 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today it has completed interior and exterior renovations and an addition to the Greater Lowell YMCA located at 35 YMCA Drive in Lowell, Mass. Kaplan gutted approximately a third of the existing 45,000 SF building to update the YMCA for members, children, and staff and increase capacity by 50%. New floors, walls, windows, and lighting frame the modernized space, which features three state-of-the-art preschool classrooms with dedicated toilet rooms, serving 60 children ages 2.9 to 5 years. A second entrance with separate access controls was built, offering families and staff increased security. Kaplan also fit out a 26-station computer lab, active science room, and a common room with individual boys’ and girls’ bathrooms for school-age children. In addition, administrative areas received a facelift, featuring three new offices and ...

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Connolly Brothers Completes MarketPlace for Cardinal Cushing Centers

BEVERLY, Mass. – February 17, 2021 – Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announced today it has completed construction of a new 20,000 SF MarketPlace Building in Hanover, Mass. to house the Cushing café, thrift store, and gift shop, along with state-of-the-art training classrooms for Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. After shutting down at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the retail stores resumed operation when the $10 million MarketPlace Building opened on December 1, 2020. A non-profit organization founded in 1947 in Hanover, Mass., Cushing Centers began as a day and residential school for students with intellectual disabilities. With additional locations in Braintree, Cushing now supports over 600 individuals of all ages, with the goal of helping each student and adult to become included and independent members of society. Programs include, among others, affordable housing, community programs, education, employment trai ...

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Connolly Brothers Honored with Silver Award from DBIA New England

BEVERLY, Mass. – January 26, 2021 – Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, is proud to announce that it has won a Silver Award from the New England chapter of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). The firm was recognized at a virtual Annual Award Presentation on Thursday, January 21, 2021 for the new construction of a two-story, 15,000 SF building for the Great Marsh Brewing Company. The newest craft brewery on the North Shore, it features a state-of-the-art craft brewhouse, taproom, restaurant, and beer garden. Selected as the design/build construction manager during the early stages of project conception, Connolly worked with the owner on site feasibility and budget estimating. Collaborating with Niemitz Design Group (NDG), Connolly produced the construction documents and secured the necessary Town approvals and permits. “Design-build is the fastest-growing method for construction project delivery in the U.S. and w ...

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Connolly Brothers Finishes Work at Bio-Techne Corp. HQ

BEVERLY, Mass. – January 19, 2021 – Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announced today the completion of a 26,000 SF addition to the corporate headquarters of Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH), a leading developer and manufacturer of high-quality purified proteins and reagent solutions. Located at 7 Jackson Road in Devens, Mass., the construction of the new, single story addition provides a combination of manufacturing and warehouse space for the life sciences company.Bio-Techne products are integral components of scientific investigations into biological processes and molecular diagnostics, revealing the nature, diagnosis, etiology, and progression of specific diseases. They aid in drug discovery efforts and provide the means for accurate clinical tests and diagnoses. Designed by Maugel Architects, the new space is broken into three areas: an extended shipping area, storage and warehouse, and manufacturing. Before con ...

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