Newsletter - Winter 2016                                                                                                            Like us on Facebook  View our profile on LinkedIn  Follow us on Twitter

As we begin 2016, it seems like a great time to reflect on the journey we've taken over the past 25 years, what we've accomplished, and the plans we have for an exciting future.
I'd like to start by thanking our valued clients and each member of the O,R&L Construction team.  I recognize that without your loyalty, hard work and dedication, we would not have made it to where we are today.   
Our goal for this year is to meet our clients' expectations with strong planning, efficient design and constructability during the critical pre-construction phase.  We start by reviewing the client's needs to determine the best options and utilize our experience with estimating, scheduling and achieving maximum building performance. To support this statement, we have hired and retained talented employees who are up-to-date with the latest design & project management technology. Our commitment to provide continued education for our entire staff ensures that we have the most efficient systems in place and that we can recommend the best plan of action for any construction project. We will continue to make sustainability, safety, and quality control a high priority from start to finish. 
In these changing times, we are proud that we have remained a small local construction firm that has had low turnover and repeat clientele. Our goal is not to be big, but to offer a tightly knit organization that focuses on well-run projects. When you contract with O,R&L Construction you get a personalized approach with a small firm attitude and personality.
As the Connecticut market continues to pick-up in 2016, we will remain an excellent resource for construction services. I look forward to working with you and wish you success in 2016.

F. Todd Renz, LEED AP BD+C
President and CEO
O,R&L Construction

As the new year starts, so does the cold, snowy weather that poses problems for so many facilities. Below are some tips for how to prepare and maintain your facility throughout the colder winter months.

Prevent  complications with heating units since they will be working much harder than on regular days. Avoid the chance of them giving way at inopportune moments by replacing and/or upgrading systems as indicated by a contractor. Schedule a reminder to have these systems checked during the Fall!

Insulate all openings to the exterior such as doors, windows, etc, by caulking and weatherstripping, and insulate pipes to prevent them from freezing. Have a professional help with identifying areas that may need fixing such as ducts, vents, wall cracks, etc.
Have furnaces and filters checked and cleaned or replaced as needed to  prevent harmful gasses such as carbon monoxide from being released into the air.
Monitor sidewalks, pathways, and landscape to prevent ice buildup. Ensure that all entrances and exits are free of ice through regular clean up.  

Call in a professional to remove snow 
from building roofs to prevent ice dams and roof damage.

  Pat Parillo
Congratulations to Pat Parillo, recipient of the 2015 Core Value Award!

The recipient of this award is the employee who best demonstrates our Core Values-- Integrity, Excellence,  and  Teamwork Over the past 15 years, Pat has proven his dedication and commitment through his work, especially during 2015 on one of our most challenging and complicated projects. He has also served as a role model to those he works with on the job site. Congratulations Pat, we are proud to have you as part of our team.

Avon, CT 
  20,000 Sq. Ft. interior fit-out of corporate offices.

Norwich, CT 
  2,700 Sq. Ft. interior fit-out for an existing community health facility

Yale Cardiology, Multiple Projects
Norwich, CT
North Haven, CT 
  Interior renovations to existing medical facilities

  Backus Hospital Center for 
  Specialty Care
  Plainfield, CT
The steel has been erected and the structure is being prepared for the addition of the roof. With the project moving swiftly and within schedule, the completion date is targeted for late 2016.

Louann Heft,
Design and 

Although she is one of the newest employees at O,R&L Construction, Louann has been very active both in our small community here in Branford, as well as in the much larger Greater New Haven community. When she is not accompanying her dog, Rocket, to her K-9 Good Citizen classes, she can be found being a good citizen herself and volunteering at community events such as the Terri Brodeur Walk for Breast Cancer, the Tough Mudder Obstacle Race for the Wounded Warrior Project, and the Fantasy of Lights in New Haven, just to name a few. Louann's positive energy is contagious, and is greatly valued here at O,R&L.

 Plainfield, CT
 New construction of a two-story, 47,500 Sq. Ft. healthcare facility
Branford Self Storage
 Branford, CT
 New construction of a 86,000 Sq. Ft. self  storage facility
 Bridgeport, CT
A large project which includes the design, construction, operations, and maintenance of a new micro-grid that will act as an alternate power source for the City of Bridgeport

 New Haven, CT
29,000 Sq. Ft. of new additions and renovations

Derek Tremont 
Assistant Superintendent

We are pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Tremont to O,R&L this year. With over 6 years of exp erience in commercial and industrial contracting, he will be joining O,R&L as an Assistant Superintendent. Mr. Tremont is a member of the USGBC, and is currently working towards his degree in Construction Engineering Technology. 

O,R&L Construction Corporation is always looking for motivated, talented and experienced people to help realize our strategic vision! Please view our website for  current employment opportunities .