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Leading the Way
Spring/Summer 2020

Efficiency. Sustainability. Economic growth. Energy security. These are some of the primary benefits provided through electrified modes of transport, including electric vehicles (EVs), which have become increasingly popular in recent years.…

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Putting People First
Spring/Summer 2020

It all began in 2003 in Massachusetts with a man and his son. They used a pickup truck with two ladders to perform a variety of small side jobs in residential and commercial construction.

Going Sky High in New Hampshire
Spring/Summer 2020

In times of uncertainty, the steadfast bring comfort. People long for the old times, the good times, the stable times. They rely on businesses that have been there seemingly forever, day in and day out, with the same faces, the same experience.

Cementing His Place in Formwork
Spring/Summer 2020

Once upon a time there was a Harvard-educated guitarist who went from guiding submarines to giving expert managerial advice to companies and who today has a hand in cement.

Performing Under Pressure
Spring/Summer 2020

Always up for a challenge, the leadership at AAA Royal Construction never fears tackling a difficult project, working within strict time restraints, trying something new, or in rare instances handling an unfamiliar construction situation. “Because…

The Science of Subsurface Solutions
Spring/Summer 2020

When construction companies need subsurface help, they are often unsure of what to ask for. The folks at Hager GeoScience, Inc. (HGI) know exactly what to do. The company provides innovative solutions for challenging subsurface problems, with…

Cultivating Growth
Spring/Summer 2020

If there’s one thing Steve Lawton is most passionate about, it’s looking for fertile soil upon which to plant the seeds of business growth. He saw that opportunity in landscaping.

Doors Continue to Open for Busy Distributor
Spring/Summer 2020

At just two years shy of becoming a 100-year-old company, Tull Brothers Inc. celebrates its past accomplishments and believes its adaptability and product-savvy staff will help ensure it has a secure future. The 98-year-old Tull Brothers in…

Driven to Succeed
Spring/Summer 2020

Few people know the challenges of securing a building on a piece of land that, for whatever reason, objects. Working deep below the surface to set a foundation requires an understanding of the gradations of soil, stone and water, not to mention…

Making Its Mark Across History
Spring/Summer 2020

If one mark of success is said to be longevity, James J. Welch & Co., Inc. has accomplished more than most. For over 165 years, customers have turned to the firm for construction services throughout Essex County, Massachusetts, and across all…

Measured Momentum
Fall/Winter 2019

A little over 15 years ago, Joshua Moore and Scott Ledoux merged their collective resources, skill sets and common business philosophies and set out to build their vision of a full-service specialty contracting business. Still in their early…

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Where Service and Steel Come Together
Fall/Winter 2019

Recently, when a parking garage partially collapsed in Waltham, Massachusetts, the owner placed an emergency call to John de Vries, President and CEO of Central Steel Supply Company, Inc. (Central Steel). Though it was the weekend, de Vries…

Boston’s Plumber of Choice
Fall/Winter 2019

Ron Masse is a plumber. At least that’s what he—the Owner of CRN Plumbing (CRN), located in Wakefield, Massachusetts—calls himself. However, the truth is so much more than that. Sure, one can call Ron a plumber; it’s an accurate statement. However,…

Under Every Roof, a Story
Fall/Winter 2019

The adage that a family that works together stays together certainly rings true for the Breault family. Alphonse Breault started his roofing career in 1947. In 1966, he and his wife, Theresa, founded Breault Roofing, Inc. in New Bedford, Massachusetts.…

A Customized Floor Plan
Fall/Winter 2019

“Floor coatings don’t fail—the installer does.” That’s the philosophy that guides Black Bear Coatings & Concrete (Black Bear). Installing the “right floor every time” and quality of work are also of mind for Owners Justin Tousignant and John…

Sky’s the Limit
Fall/Winter 2019

Gabriel Varga was born in Costa Rica as a fifth-generation engineer. His Spanish ancestors immigrated to the country in the 1600s, and his great-grandfather was a survey engineer who mapped the border between Costa Rica and Panama. His wife,…

Bigger Than a Business
Fall/Winter 2019

Eric Crews may be the President and head of CE Painting, Inc., but according to him, his partner and Vice President of Operations Chris Sullivan is the face of the company. Together they head a team of professionals who, Eric says, are focused—obsessively…

Going Green
Fall/Winter 2019

Why would a successful wholesale distributor known for its vast spectrum of tried-and-true products and superb customer service risk being innovative? BlueLinx, a building materials and industrial products distribution company headquartered…

Above and Beyond
Fall/Winter 2019

Ceilings are often the least noticed part of a room, unless they have been installed by Northeast Acoustical Ceilings Inc. (Northeast Acoustical). These specialists create ceilings that get attention while providing another important element—sound…

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Sweet Solutions
Fall/Winter 2019

For almost 135 years, L. Sweet Lumber Company, Inc. (L. Sweet) in Providence, Rhode Island, has been specializing in supplying the best hardwoods and softwoods for quality homes and commercial projects, including historic restoration. You could…

CEO-Level Insight on Every Project
Fall/Winter 2019

At Eckman Construction (Eckman), the team takes pride in exhibiting professionalism and excellence in four key areas: safety, quality control, culture and collaboration. Started in 1974 in Bedford, New Hampshire, Eckman was founded by husband…

Living the Dream
Spring/Summer 2019

From the time he was a 15-year-old high school student, Andrew Koza knew what he wanted to do for a living. Today, as President of Executive Building Systems, Inc., he’s living his dream.

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Going Strong for Nearly 50 Years
Spring/Summer 2019

Henry Scarano was not quite 30 years old when, in 1971, he left his job with a small adhesives manufacturer to go out on his own as an independent sales representative in the mechanical and industrial insulation trade. “I left with about $500,…

A Winning Hand
Spring/Summer 2019

In 2017, the odds were stacked against A Royal Flush, one of the largest portable restroom and toilet trailer rental leaders in the Northeast. The sudden passing of its principal owner, majority shareholder and driving force of the organization,…

Progressive Builders Steeped in Tradition
Spring/Summer 2019

Cool. Calm. Constructed. This trendy tagline belongs to Tocci Building Corporation, a construction management firm headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts that utilizes integrated project delivery (IPD) and virtual design solutions to build unique…

Connect. Create. Construct.
Spring/Summer 2019

When a family-owned business has thrived for multiple generations, people usually want to discern what’s behind its success in achieving such longevity. For PROCON, a New Hampshire-based design-build firm led by the Stebbins family, one simple…

Shared Values, Vision and Family are the ‘Rx for Success’
Spring/Summer 2019

For years, A&M Construction Co., Inc., has thrived on the contrasts that create a thoughtful and successful business. An inspired vision and grounded work ethic, leadership and service, strategic planning and forecasting have come together brilliantly…

Tools of the Trade
Fall/Winter 2018

The most successful businesses never rest on success; instead, they look for ways and reasons to grow. Amazon started out just selling books. Netflix got its start renting DVDs through the mail. Both still do what they started out doing, but…

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Business with a Handshake
Fall/Winter 2018

Scott Burgess, President of ATL Construction, Inc. (ATL), conducts business old school—with a handshake and his word. Sure, there is still paperwork to be completed, but once he has an estimate and the approval, he’s on the job.

English as a Second Language
Fall/Winter 2018

In 2001, Carlos DosReis was working as a salesman and dancer at a country and bluegrass club in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil when his friend Elci Campos came home for a visit and convinced him to move to the United States. She had emigrated to the…

Building From the Ground Up
Fall/Winter 2018

When Mitch Salamon speaks about his grandkids, he talks about their character and academic and athletic accomplishments with the kind of pride most grandparents have. But unlike most grandparents, Mitch can also speak about the next generation…

The Sky’s the Limit
Fall/Winter 2018

When founder Matt Genzale first began MRG Construction Management, Inc. (MRG) in 2011, he and friend Rich Yebba worked in close quarters out of Genzale’s basement in Peabody, Massachusetts. Genzale eschewed job titles—a hallmark of the company…

Taking It To The Streets
Spring/Summer 2018

In 1999, as the world prepared for a new century, Dave Ross was planning his own adventure of the century—starting a regional sweeping company called Millennium Maintenance & Power Sweeping (MMPS). “We chose the name because we knew it would…

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Engineering Hope
Spring/Summer 2018

Community involvement is a top priority for J.M. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., based in Brewster, Massachusetts. The professional engineering, land surveying and environmental services firm takes seriously its mission to help others—over the…

Improving Situational Awareness
Spring/Summer 2018

While you may not be able to control the weather, you can use modern analytics to take control of its impacts—both threats and opportunities. WeatherBuild® delivers scheduled and real-time, hyper-local weather risk reports directly to project…

Bonds...Just Bonds
Spring/Summer 2018

Everyone in the public construction industry knows the importance of surety bonding in earning a job or winning a contract. But not all surety bond agencies are alike. Take, for example, Surety Bond Professionals, Inc., with its sole focus on…

A Blueprint for Success
Spring/Summer 2018

Among his employees, Michael Cresta is known as an individual who strives for perfection with a work ethic second to none. “I’m tough, but I always let you know what I’m looking for,” says Cresta, founder and President of B.C. Construction Company,…

Elevated Excellence
Fall/Winter 2017

When he was 10 years old, Dan Wrenn visited the Port of Boston, a seaport in the Boston Harbor, with his father. Young Dan didn’t much care about the ships, the containers or bustling activity of the harbor. Instead, he was fascinated watching…

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Creating a Better World One Lawn at a Time
Fall/Winter 2017

Thomas Edison once observed, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Perhaps a modern-day Edison himself, it is only fitting that founder of Pearl’s Premium, Inc., Jackson Madnick,…

Construction Company Heads Get Creative to Address Labor Shortage
Fall/Winter 2017

When the downturn hit in 2008, there were thousands of layoffs in the construction industry as commercial and residential projects were put on hold. But years later, as the office, retail and housing markets have seen a comeback, the construction…

Nature of Design
Fall/Winter 2017

When Henry David Thoreau walked into the Massachusetts woods in 1845, it was to seek lessons from nature, to “learn what it had to teach.” Thoreau’s time at Walden Pond is familiar to most American high school students, who have read of his…

Driving Deep
Spring/Summer 2017

Matt Conte, of Conte Co. LLC, a company that provides deep foundation system design and installation services throughout New England and New York, and his brothers have developed a unique philosophical business strategy—to be different. Now,…

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The Nuts & Bolts Business
Spring/Summer 2017

When Francis and Daniel Kagno opened their small hardware store in the middle of Cambridge’s Inman Square in 1939, they likely didn’t envision that their descendants would grow that Massachusetts-based business into an international venture…

Estimating is Fundamental to Construction Planning
Fall/Winter 2016

“Count the cost” is more than an admonition about being prepared. In the construction field, it plays a vital role in accurately bidding for projects and then efficiently meeting budgets.



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