Walsh Brothers Celebrates Year End Milestones
BOSTON, MA, DECEMBER 15, 2015 – Walsh Brothers, Incorporated is celebrating an exceptional year of firsts, awards and welcoming new talent and new clients. Highlights of 2015 include:
Walsh Brothers assembled the most diverse building team on record in the history of the State of Massachusetts. This record-breaking team successfully completed the $165 million Integrated Sciences Complex, a new landmark gateway building at UMass Boston in the spring of 2015. The team consisted of 48% Residents, 34% Minorities, 10% Females and 6% Veterans. This is the first time the State has tracked the number of veterans in the staffing mix.
Walsh Brothers also maintained its record as an industry leader in project safety reporting zero safety incidences during the construction of the City of Lynn's Thurgood Marshall School project to date. This is particularly notable for a $68 million, complex project that faced difficult weather conditions over 24 months, and is tracking well ahead of schedule.
It was an honor to be recognized as "the only builder" who could be trusted with the important historic event of delicately removing a time capsule embedded in a cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House 220 years ago by the then Governor Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.
Walsh Brothers hired 12 new employees this year, an indication of the firm's priority to seek the brightest construction minds and those with highly specialized expertise, notably in technology.
Two of Walsh Brothers projects were awarded 2015 Preservation Achievement Awards from the Boston Preservation Alliance. The prestigious Preservation Achievement Awards are bestowed annually to honor outstanding achievements in historic preservation and compatible new construction in Boston. The projects that received the awards were the Hong Lok Housing Development project in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood and Brigham and Women's Hospital's Patient Parking Garage and Thea and James M. Stoneman Centennial Park in Boston's Longwood Medical Area.
"We began to witness significant shifts in the industry during 2015" said Richard C. Walsh, President & CEO, "and look to the new year to solidify a move away from traditional processes to a new way of building that benefits both the building owner and construction manager. Quality vs. the bid mentality, the blending of design and build and cutting edge technologies is making the process more manageable, more efficient, safer and less expensive."
Walsh Brothers, Incorporated, founded in 1901 and based in Boston, is a leading construction management firm well known for its work on complex, high-quality and sensitive building projects in a wide range of industries and specialties. For further information go to www.walshbrothers.com
Kenneth White, Director of Business Development
Walsh Brothers, Incorporated