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Generation Next   When Ron Bercume passed away in 2021, his daughter, Nicole Bercume, said there was never a doubt that she would pick up the mantle of leadership in […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. —The construction industry registered 388,000 job openings in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job […]

Wonderlyn Murphy

Building Momentum       Wonderlyn Murphy has some ambitious plans for City Enterprise, the construction company she started nearly two decades ago. She wants to take it to $150 […]

supply challenges would help builders and buyers move forward on projects with confidence

Waiting for a Correction Dave Fontaine Jr. hears talk of a recession that could affect the construction industry, but he prefers to use a different word: correction. After a couple […]

new leadership team at Dietz & Co.

Blueprinting a Succession Plan As he talked about the transition in ownership, and leadership, taking place at Springfield-based Dietz & Co. Architects, Jason Newman used the phrase ‘ease-in, ease-out mentality’ […]

Food for Thought   At any given time, the Dennis Group is working on 400 to 500 projects around the world. But you wouldn’t know it by looking around New […]

Bryan Hughes

Managing Change As Bryan Hughes listed off some recent projects at Western Builders, where he took the reins as president on Oct. 3, he mentioned the new Girls Inc. of […]

Contractors and volunteers get to work.

Building Trade   On Sept. 29, Revitalize Community Development Corp. (CDC) brought its #GreenNFit Neighborhood Rebuild to Chicopee. About 100 volunteers worked on four homes on one block, all in […]

High-school students train at Elm Electrical as part of its summer First Step Futures program.

Making the Circuit       Over the summer, three cohorts of high-school students attended four-day training seminars, two in June and one in August, at Elm Electrical in Westfield. […]

Survey Says Construction’s skilled-labor shortage is a well-known and serious concern for the U.S. construction sector, but the extent of the problem shows issues that need to be resolved right […]

Center of Activity MassDevelopment recently issued a $30 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of the Berkshire School, an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory boarding and day school in Sheffield for grades 9 […]

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Big E announced Thursday that its food lineup for 2022 includes a number of new offering, including flame-grilled vegan options, sweet apple fries, bubble tea, noodle […]

People with Plans   The big story in the construction and renovation world is the high cost of … well, everything. But Kerry Bartini says that isn’t deterring people from […]

Tighe & Bond President and CEO Robert Belitz

Growth by Design To say Tighe & Bond is a growing company would be an understatement. From 2006 to 2016, the Westfield-based engineering firm increased its workforce from 170 to […]

WESTFIELD — Tighe & Bond, Inter-Fluve, the Town of Falmouth (MA), and project partners have been recognized with two awards for the Coonamessett River Restoration and John Parker Road Bridge project. […]