March 27, 2019
AGC MA's Construction Leadership Council Completes 
Renovation Project at 
St. Mary's Home for Women & Children

The Construction Leadership Council's executive committee and their subcontractor partners completed a gut renovation project valued at more than 300k to the Basement level of the North Building on Saint Mary's campus. The project, the renovation and reconfiguration of 2200SF with new electrical, mechanical, fire protection and fire alarm systems also received two new bathrooms, kitchen area, elevator lobby and all new flooring, ceilings and finishes earlier this winter. St. Mary's Center for Women and Children offers innovative and family-centered programs for women and children who have experienced trauma and are living in poverty.  Each year St. Mary's supports 600 women and children with shelter, clinical and educational services, job training, employment placement, and assists in their search for affordable permanent housing.
The project was a collaborative effort thanks to the following companies;

Berkeley Building Company, Turner Construction, Commodore Builders, Elaine Construction, Bond, Lee Kennedy, Skanska, Gilbane. Plumbers and Gasfitters Local 12, Local 103 IBEW,  Allegheny Flooring, Circle Floors, Central Ceilings, SOEP Painting, Specialty Services of New England, Yale Appliance, Caliper Woodworking, Worcester Air, Robert N. Karpp Co,  EM Duggan Plumbing and Heating, Boston Fire Sprinkler and McDonald Electrical Corp.  


AGC MA Announces New 
Diversity & Inclusion Committee

We are pleased to announce the roll out of the AGC MA Diversity & Inclusion Committee. The Committees purpose is to provide a platform for members to engage and assist with developing and driving their firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives by inspiring construction companies to create a culture of sustainable business practices that promote a workforce of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and inclusive efforts.

In 2019 the D&I Committee looks forward to working side by side with the BWiC Committee on the AGC MA Building Respect Campaign, hosting educational seminars, developing an employee survey that member firms can use to gain insight on how inclusive and diverse efforts impact their employee engagement, as well as sponsoring round table networking nights as a forum to engage on inclusion priorities.

Governed by a Steering Committee made up of AGC MA members and staff, the D&I Committee and its Steering committee will serve as a resource for member firms, meet regularly to discuss diversity and inclusion initiatives related to workforce recruitment and retention; barriers to entry; education; and networking.   

2019 Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee Members :

Samantha Bond, BOND
Rubens Boursiquot, Turner Construction
Julia Hall, Dimeo Construction
Diana Hasan, C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.
Terrence Hayes, Siena Construction Corp.
Kacey Ann Satchell, Consigli Construction
Kate Sheridan, Lee Kennedy Company

Nina Radzim, Gaston Electrical Co., Inc.
Kristina Banys, Columbia Construction Co.
Dave Cullinane, Consigli Construction
Eudad Gonzales, Turner Construction

If you are interested in joining the Diversity and Inclusion Committee- please contact 


On June 5th, 2019 the AGC MA will hold an Opioid Stand Down as part of its new Building the Path to Recovery campaign to eliminate Opioid use in the commercial construction industry.

In continuation of the successful AGC MA Commercial Construction Industry Opioid Summit this past January, AGC MA will once again be joined by the MA Building Trades, OSHA and the Grayken Institute for Addiction as allies in the Stand Down.

The Building the Path to Recovery's campaign mission is to create awareness and support industry members and their families by providing continuous resources for employers and employees through educational platforms and communication channels.

As part of the campaign, and through a grant from the MA Construction Advancement Program (MCAP), AGC MA members will receive an Opioid Stand Down package complete with an opioid awareness toolbox talk, vinyl job-site signs, branded tee-shirts and hard hat stickers. The AGC MA Safety and H.R. Committees will provide manuals on Onsite Safety and H.R. Best Practices. Members will also receive an Opioid Use Stand Down Planning Guide and Social Media Kit provided by the AGC MA staff.

The central location for the Stand Down will take place at AGC MA-members John Moriarty & Associates and Janey Construction Management's Omni Boston Hotel project, located at 370-430 Summer Street in the Seaport District and will feature prominent guest speakers. (TBA) AGC MA members will be invited to participate in the Stand Down on every one of their jobsites to work in coordination to deliver the campaign message.

Continued efforts will include additional resources through the AGC MA website, social media, the AGC MA newsletter and various speaker programs.

If you are an AGC MA member and interested in participating, please contact Brendan Carter or Lisa Frisbie

But What About My Machines Just Sitting There? Fed Court Rules Only Some Idle Equipment Costs are Allowable in a Payment Bond Claim

Brendan Carter, Esq.,Director of Industry Advancement & Labor Relations, AGC MA shares his latest Blog in The Dispute Resolver's monthly publication regarding a case study examining a suit claiming  meruit damages for costs related to idle equipment. 


BWIC Profile Featuring 
Briana Colantonio 
Business Development & Marketing Specialist Colantonio, Inc.

For generations, family-owned construction businesses would commonly be passed down from father to son.  Sons were expected to join their fathers as young adults and eventually take over the business to maintain their families' legacies or, at times, to keep the family peace.  Nowadays, most sons and  daughters are encouraged by their parents to explore their talents, interests and career opportunities - as Briana Colantonio was - regardless of their parents' business ownership.  In Briana's case, her path away from the family business has led her back home.

Welcomes 3 New Members!

Patriot Restoration, Inc.

North American 
Crane & Rigging

First Nick Companies

Building Excellence 
for the Industry. 
Building Excellence for Massachusetts.

AGC MA 2019 All Member Annual Meeting  
Registration is NOW Open!
Deadline for Room Reservation is April 2, 2019

Join us on May 2nd & 3rd at the luxurious  Beauport Hotel  situated on the beautiful Gloucester waterfront! 


This quintessential New England seaside getaway offers understated coastal elegance with sweeping views of Gloucester Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

Networking & cocktail hour and dinner will be held at  the stunning Shalin Liu Performance
Center in Rockport. (Shuttles from the hotel provided) Built by AGC MA member, Consigli, the Shalin Liu is a world class performance center attracting tourists from all over the world. 

Built on a ledge-filled, ocean front site, the dining space offers guests spectacular harbor views! 


BoSTEM 4th Annual 
STEM Leadership Breakfast

March 28, 2019
Revere Hotel, Boston 7-9 a.m.

The annual STEM Leadership Breakfast brings together 300 influential leaders from the region's life sciences, technology, engineering, venture capital, healthcare and pharma industries. The event is centered around United Way's BoSTEM initiative, aiming to ensure 100% of Boston's middle school students have the opportunity to participate in expanded STEM learning experiences by 2022.

About E.J. Callahan & Associates

Massachusetts CPA firm, E.J. Callahan & Associates, serves as a business advisor and accountant to the construction industry. EJC has earned a reputation with clients, bankers, attorneys, sureties and financial professionals all over New England for technical excellence and superior client service.

Our Philosophy

Teamwork. Focus. Passion.
Summed up in a single word: SERVICE. Let EJC help you achieve and sustain success.

Mark Your Calendars!

Build New England Call for Entries go out on April 1, 2019


Emerging Contractor's Risk Toolkit - An AGC Law Series 
April 3, 2019 - January 8, 2020 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | AGC MA 

The "Other Documents" - Lien Waivers, Contractor's Consents, Qualifications, and More
Presented by:  Jack DiNicola , DiNicola Seligson & Upton, LLP and   Sara Bryant,  Murtha Cullina

Conversations With...Amy Prange
April 12| 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. | AGC Conference Center

We welcome Amy Prange, Senior Director of Development, WS Development  where she will share first-hand insight on Seaport Square the largest mixed-use private development project currently underway in Boston comprising of 23 acres and 20 city blocks totaling 7.7 million square feet of development. 

Sponsored by: 

Career Resiliency in Good Times and Bad
April 26 |7:30-9:30 a.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

We all know it's coming but do you know how to be prepared?  Executive Coach and Leadership Developer, Ilene Wolfman, will share specific actions and skill building practices to implement today and in the immediate future that will help you manage your career to be more successful and less vulnerable when it arrives. 


NCSH 481 Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals used in General Industry and Construction 
March 25-28 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

This course is an overview of the basic requirements found in the OSHA Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standards for General Industry - OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119, and Construction - OSHA 29 CFR 1926.64, related OSHA and EPA regulations and best management practices.

OSHA 30-Hour Training
April 8-11 | 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

OSHA 30-hour training is the primary method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards.

Sponsored by:

Lisa Frisbie

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