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From the monthly archives: June 2020

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Cruz Companies Gives Back During COVID-19

One of the few bright spots amid the human tragedy and economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the generosity and selflessness of member companies. Today we’d like to highlight Cruz Companies, a family-owned business and the largest minority-owned construction, real estate development and property management firm in the region.The company made over $10,000 in contributions to small businesses and organizations serving families across Greater Boston. Last month, Cruz recognized National Nurses Week by partnering with two local small businesses to donate 150 meals to Boston’s first responders and hospital staff. “With so many small businesses in crisis, we made sure to hire those still open for food, printing delivery for our Nurses Appreciation Week initiative,” said Cruz Companies President, John B. Cruz, III. In addition to showing appreciation for our frontline workers, I wanted to support to local nonprofits that are also stretching their services and resources.”The company also paid trib ...

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JM Coull Earns National Excellence in Construction Award from ABC

Maynard, MA – JM Coull (JMC) has been recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) with its recent national Excellence in Construction Award. The firm obtained a Pyramid Award in the pre-engineered building category for the Collings Foundation’s American Heritage Museum, located in Hudson, MA. Earlier this year, JMC received an Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for the museum from the Massachusetts Chapter of ABC. The museum won in the special projects category. JMC teamed with ahp Architects, Boston Productions, Inc. (BPI), and Janiga Design on the $8.3 million design-build project. The awards ceremony, which was originally scheduled to take place during ABC’s March 2020, will be held in Nashville this fall.JMC President Andy Coull comments, “Being recognized for our achievements by ABC at both the national and local levels is an incredible feeling. This was a very unique and complex project that required complete buy-in from all team members, from our design team, to our subcontractors, ...

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Fifth Generation Takes the Helm at Connolly Brothers

BEVERLY, Mass. – June 2, 2020 – Connolly Brothers, Inc., a construction management firm serving private commercial, industrial, and institutional clients, announced today that Jay Connolly was elected president and Thaddeus Minshall was named vice president of real estate and development. Stephen J. Connolly, IV has taken on a newly created role as advisor. In addition, the company is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year.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 more effectively, and add value at every stage in the construction process. In fact, year-in and year-out, over 70% of clients return to Connolly with plans for new construction projects.“I’m proud of the work we’ve completed over the past 49 years, and the relationships we’ve continued to build along the way while I have been involved wit ...

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Chairman's Message -- June 2020

As construction projects reopen across Massachusetts, I’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the work our member companies have done to help their employees and communities during the pandemic.Groom Construction in Salem teamed up with Root, an organization that prepares young people to enter the workforce through intensive culinary and food service training, to provide over 400 free meals to agencies serving the homeless, youth in foster care and individuals with disabilities, among others. The meals were hand delivered to organizations all over the North Shore.In a statement, Lifebridge North Shore noted that they had been able “to provide meals to hundreds of vulnerable members of our community because of the partnership between Groom Construction and Root. To see this kind of generosity and thoughtfulness during these times is both touching and inspirational.”The Haynes Group of West Bridgewater supported the Red Cross’ blood drive efforts though its #HaynesGroupCares initiative. The company al ...

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  2. Re: Kenney and Sams: Coronavirus 2020 What All Employers Should Know

    Great Article! Appreciate the info.

    -- Jenn V.

  3. Re: Kaplan Construction Announces Completion of Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline

    Love Kaplan. Great Company. Woman owned! (not too many woman in the construction industry..)

    -- Jenn V.

  4. Re: Official Announcement: RBF Joints its Practice with Withum

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  5. Re: Governor Baker Issues Stay-at-Home Order to Non-Essential Services

    Does that also include Office employees of a construction company or just the jobsites?

    -- Paula

  6. Re: COVID-19: Unemployment Resources

    Why was my son denied unemployment ? Wrentham Mall is closed due to Covid19. He ahs worked there since...

    -- Karen

  7. Re: COVID-19: Unemployment Resources

    When do you expect that the proposed emergency changes will be approved/enacted?

    -- Susan

  8. Re: Winter 2020 Building Massachusetts Magazine

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