Connolly Brothers, a general contractor and construction management firm, and GraVoc Associates,
a technology-consulting company, recently teamed up to sponsor a “Build A Bed” event on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Connolly Brothers offices in Beverly, Mass. to support A Bed for Every Child. 

“When we heard about A Bed for Every Child and the work they are doing to help local disadvantaged kids, we instantly thought it was a great cause,” said Thad Minshall, vice president of real estate and development for Connolly Brothers. “As a fifth-generation construction company, the Build-A-Bed program dovetails nicely with our expertise and we knew this would be a great way to give back to the community. We were excited to host this event with GraVoc and we were thrilled by the support from local businesses.” 

 Launched in 2012, A Bed for Every Child provides beds for children living in poverty. Since its inception, the program has delivered more than 7,000 beds.

 For a $250 donation, teams of two to four people were given the materials needed to build a bed for a needy child. Connolly Brothers and GraVoc secured sponsorships to cover the cost of 61 beds.

“June15th was truly a beautiful day as we joined forces with our friends at Connolly Brothers for our Build-A-Bed event,” said David Gravel, CEO of GraVoc. “With 61 sponsored beds, it was amazing to see everyone come together for an important and special cause. A Bed for Every Child truly hits near and dear to our company as we believe no child should be without something so basic as a bed to sleep in. We are proud to have had this opportunity to make a lasting impact on a child’s life.”  

The newly built bed frames will be delivered to children in need, along with a new twin mattress and bedding. Children in Lynn, Nahant, Beverly, Danvers, Salem, Saugus, Gloucester, and Peabody will receive the beds.


1.     American Test & Balance

2.     Anchor Excavating

3.     Appleby and Wyman

4.     BLW

5.     Carlino Building Associates

6.     Countrywide Glass & Door

7.     Dave Allen Erectors

8.     DJ Plumbing

9.     Doubletree by Hilton Boston North Shore

10.  EMSM Painting

11.  First Fabricators

12.  Grand Banks Building Products

13.  King Painting

14.  KLS Concrete, Inc.

15.  Knapp Schenk

16.  Leonard Mulherin & Greene P.C.

17.  Mass Crane & Hoist

18.  Mystic Millwork

19.  New England Academy

20.  Norgate Metals

21.  NorthStar Construction

22.  Nothing Bundt Cakes

23.  Pitt Pipeline

24.  RAY Services Inc.

25.  Rhino PR

26.  Rickenbacker Resources

27.  RRS

28.  Superior Drywall

29.  Tech Mechanical

30.  The Sign Center / Haverhill

31.  Universal Floors

About Connolly Brothers

Established in 1880, Connolly is an open shop/merit shop general contractor and construction management firm based in Beverly, Mass. Specializing in private industrial, commercial, and institutional construction, we are dedicated to providing quality, professional construction services to our clients. Our years of experience enable us to price and budget more accurately, manage more effectively, and add value at every stage in the construction process. We are proud of the fact that year-in and year-out, over 70% of our clients return to Connolly with plans for new construction projects.

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About GraVoc

GraVoc is a technology-consulting company located in Peabody, (Mass.). For 25 years, GraVoc’s mission has been to help their customers succeed by designing, implementing, and maintaining technology-based solutions to fit their business needs. They achieve this through their four tightly integrated practices of Software Solutions, Information Technology, Information Security and Creative Technology. Through these four practices, GraVoc is able to provide a single point of access to a comprehensive menu of services. 

For more information, please visit 

About A Bed For Every Child

A Bed for Every Child was launched in 2012 when a public-school teacher asked for help to get beds for her students. What she was witnessing was the same as hundreds of other teachers across our state teaching in communities, students coming to school tired and unfocused because they were lacking one of life’s most important physical and mental factors: healthy sleep. A Bed for Every Child provides beds for children living in poverty without one of their own. Since its inception, the program has delivered more than 7,000 beds.

For more information and to get involved, please visit, or follow us on Facebook (@abedforeverychild)


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