Quarterly Newsletter |Fall 2019
Fall Quarterly Newsletter

Greetings from Eckman Construction!

The transition from summer into fall has been an exciting time for our team, having completed three projects, broken ground on three projects, and received three awards (good things come in threes!) 

We look forward to sharing these updates with you and wish you success in the remainder of the year.
Best regards,

Preston Hunter
Vice President
Breaking Ground
Manchester VAMC
Urgent Care/Mental Health Building
Manchester, NH
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 27th. Eckman has begun sitework for this new 16,000 square-foot addition to the Manchester VA Medical Center which will enhance services by offering a direct entrance to the new urgent care center.

Architectural and engineering design provided by WBRC Architects & Engineers.
Saint Anselm College
Welcome Center
Manchester, NH
On September 6th, team members broke ground on the new 10,000 square-foot Welcome Center. The two-story brick building will greet prospective students and visitors to the historic hilltop campus and serve as the new home for the Admissions staff. This will be the 16th project on campus that we have managed.

Eckman is providing design-build services in partnership with Dennis Mires, PA, the Architects.
Bowman Place
Retirement Community
Bedford, NH
Eckman recently broke ground on the new 94,000 square foot Bedford senior living community. The 105-unit facility will provide assisted living, and memory care options for its residents, in addition to modern amenities.

Architectural design provided by EGA Architects.
Recently Completed Projects
Milford Fire Station
Milford, NH
Eckman Construction provided Construction Management services on this addition and renovation to the existing fire department, which remained partially occupied throughout construction. 

Architectural design provided by Port One Architects.
Lincoln Akerman School
Hampton Falls, NH
The Lincoln Akerman School students and faculty returned from summer vacation to find a new addition, interior renovations to the existing building, and expanded parking! The two-story addition included a music room and six new classrooms. The interior renovations included a new gym floor and the adaptive reuse of 3 classrooms, which were converted into new cafeteria space.

The Hampton Falls School district selected Eckman to lead the design/build team, which included Lavallee Brensinger Architects.
Newmarket Elementary School
Newmarket, NH
Our team recently completed the final phase of interior renovations to the Newmarket Elementary School in time for the start of the school year. This project added new classrooms, a gymnasium, and a commercial kitchen to the existing building.

Architectural design provided by Banwell Architects.
Under Construction
Newmarket Jr./Sr. High School
Newmarket, NH
Phased construction on these complex additions and renovations continue on schedule. Our team worked aggressively over the summer to reach the milestones necessary to welcome students and faculty back for the start of the school year. This included the demolition and renovation of 4,000 square-feet of administration space, completion of temporary safe access routes for students to use during the next phases of occupied construction, and the relocation of all I.T. equipment from a former central space to a newly established one.

Architectural design provided by Banwell Architects.
The Derryfield School
Athletic & Wellness Center
Manchester, NH
Work continues to progress on the new Athletic & Wellness Center, which is on schedule for completion next month. The facility will feature three basketball courts, a movement studio, weight training, cardio equipment, locker rooms, team meeting rooms, and P.V. solar panels, which were recently installed on the roof.

Eckman is leading the design/build team, which includes Cowan Goudreau Architects, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, and TF Moran.
The Derryfield School
Science & Innovation Center
Manchester, NH
The adaptive reuse of the former Derryfield School gymnasium has continued to progress over the summer and fall. The gym space and locker rooms are being repurposed into a Science and Innovation Center, featuring three new chemistry/biology labs, a mezzanine level, a robotics lab, maker space, and staff support space. The project is on schedule for completion in November.
Eckman is leading the design/build team, which includes Cowan Goudreau Architects, Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates, and TF Moran.
In Development
The Factory on Willow
Manchester, NH
Eckman is looking forward to starting construction on this exciting adaptive reuse project. The former Cohas Shoe Factory at 252 Willow St will be transformed into a vibrant live-work art community that will include apartments, retail space, a micro-hotel, artist studios, and community green space.

Architectural design provided by Market Square Architects.
West End Yards
Portsmouth, NH
Eckman continues to provide pre-construction services for this landmark redevelopment of the former Frank Jones Center property in Portsmouth. The City of Portsmouth Planning Board recently granted final site plan approval, and site work is expected to begin later this year.

Prellwitz Chilinski Associates is leading the design team.
Court Street Workforce Housing
Portsmouth, NH
Eckman Construction  is looking forward to getting underway with this downtown project in the historic district of Portsmouth. The project will feature 64-units, a garage, green community space, and a display housing a 147-year-old firefighting apparatus from the Portsmouth Fire Department.

Architectural design on this project is by CJ Architects.
ABC NH/VT Safety & Excellence in Construction Awards
In July Eckman was recognized at the ABC Safety Awards Banquet.

We are proud of the recognition and would like to congratulate our entire team for embracing a "safety first" approach on all Eckman sites.

Later this month Eckman will receive two awards for our work on the Saint Anselm College Roger & Francine Jean Student Center Complex and our design-build of the new flagship Land Rover Bedford dealership.

We would like to congratulate Saint Anselm College, the Goodwin Motor Group, and all of our project partners on the success of these projects!
Eckman in the Community
Building on Hope
Eckman is once again participating in Building on Hope and has begun assembling our team, who will contribute to the 2020 Nashua Police Athletic League project.
College and Career Fairs
Eckman has continued our efforts to promote careers and opportunities in the construction industry to NH students. In September, we returned to the New Hampshire Construction Career Days Fair at the 4-H fairgrounds in New Boston. Over two days, we connected with students, and the experience has once again left us optimistic about the future workforce!
The New Hampshire Food Bank
Eckman staff once again took the time to volunteer at the NH Food Bank facility in Manchester, this time sorting meat to be distributed to the various partner agencies around the Granite State. Opportunities like this provide great team-building for companies that result in a direct and immediate impact on the communities in which we work and live.