JC&A Continues to Build for Converse

By January 21, 2011News

Successful Renovation to World Headquarters Leads to Repeat Partnership

1/21/2011, Quincy, MA — J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, has expanded its impressive corporate portfolio to include Converse World Headquarters.

J. Calnan & Associates was first hired by Converse in August 2009 to overhaul and expand its world headquarters in North Andover, MA. Working collaboratively with Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype, Inc., Sebesta Blomberg & Struble Engineering, the team transformed 42,000 SF of the building’s interior by creating a work-friendly environment that is reflective of the Converse brand. Highlights include a new mezzanine that expanded the usable space and a new library area which included a 15′ x 22′ skylight that provides natural lighting to the interior of the building. Extensive interior glazing walls were installed in a grid pattern with a patchwork of different types of glass panels to provide the feel of a well-seasoned warehouse. The build-out also included a Mock Retail area and cutting-edge conferencing center.

Its successful completion has lead to several additional projects for “America’s Original Sports Company”™ including the renovation of their current Executive Office, Support Staff and Boardrooms.

Project Executive, Stephen Robak says: “The Converse relationship is a testament to the way we do business at J. Calnan & Associates. By providing our exceptional service and delivering on our promises, clients such as Converse continue to turn to us with their upcoming projects. We look forward to continuing to build upon our relationship with the entire Converse team.”

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1996, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A), is one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in pre-construction services and challenging construction projects. JC&A provides world-class services to select high-profile clients in the corporate, private school and life science markets. JC&A’s reputation has earned assignments from select clients including New England Sports Network (NESN), Reebok International, The TJX Companies, Inc., PUMA, iRobot, Liberty Mutual, The MathWorks, General Electric, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Among recent awards, JCA has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts three years in a row, Boston SF recognized JC&A as “Construction Firm of the Year,” and the Ohio Casualty Group presented JC&A with the Platinum Safety Award for an outstanding safety record for the second time in two years. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

About Converse
Converse Inc., based in N. Andover, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the Chuck Taylor All Star shoe, the Jack Purcell shoe and the One Star shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including premium lifestyle men’s and women’s footwear and apparel. Converse product is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries and through 43 company-owned retail locations in the U.S. For more information, visit Converse on the web at www.converse.com

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