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JC&A Ranked Among Top Charitable Contributors for the 10th Consecutive Year; Ranked #5 For Average Employee Volunteer Hours

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QUINCY, MA – September 9, 2016 – For the 10th consecutive year, J. Calnan & Associates, Inc. (JC&A) has ranked among the top corporate charitable givers in Massachusetts according to a recent report by the Boston Business Journal. The company was recognized for its charitable giving and for the contributions made by JC&A employees. Additionally, they ranked #5 overall for average per-employee volunteer hours with 39.45/employee.

The announcement was made recently at the eleventh annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit held at the Artists for Humanity Center which was attended by nearly 1000 leaders representing a wide range of local and national companies with a presence in Massachusetts as well as many non-profit organizations.

“The people of JC&A have a keen understanding of how much help we received from our community in our 20 years of business”, said Jay Calnan, Chief Executive Officer of J. Calnan & Associates. “We have successfully grown from a start-up company to an industry leader and are extremely cognizant of how instrumental our community has been in helping us to realize our goals. Our community continues to inspire us every day to be the very best we can and we feel strongly that it is our obligation to return that support in every way we can.”

In 2014, JC&A and Team IMPACT were recognized by the Boston Business Journal as Partners of the Year for their continued work to improve the quality of life for children facing life threatening illnesses by matching them with college athletic teams. JC&A has maintained its important work with Team IMPACT and is proud to report that they have matched over 1,000 children at more than 445 colleges and universities across 45 states!

J. Calnan & Associates also continues to give time and financial resources to organizations like The United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Hospital, Scholar Athletes, International Rett Syndrome Foundation, On the Rise and the Jimmy Fund. JC&A has also had the opportunity to grant a Make-A-Wish child his wish of having a pirate ship themed tree house; build a new bakery for the St. Coletta and Cardinal Cushing School of Massachusetts and convert a basement into a handicapped accessible living area for a child involved in a hockey accident.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts ten years in a row; CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times and the Commercial Brokers Association named them Collaborating Professional of the Year. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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Doughty Joins JC&A as Regional Director of New York and New Jersey

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J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), one of the leading construction management firms in the Northeast, hired Tai Doughty as Regional Director of New York and New Jersey to grow their market share in NYC and the surrounding areas.

“Tai is well regarded as a construction expert with extensive experience and a deep network of contacts in the New York and New Jersey markets,” said Jim Cahill, President of JC&A. “His background in commercial construction and architecture, combined with his knowledge of the local communities, will allow him to hit the ground running.”

Tai has proven success providing oversight across construction project lifecycles from pro forma analysis, proposals and bidding to negotiation, execution and evaluation. Tai spent the last 10 plus years as a Director managing all aspects of commercial construction projects from interior fit-out projects to ground up construction and has successfully completed countless projects in the Tri State area for Fortune 500 companies, developers, retailers and commercial real estate services companies. Tai is passionate about developing teams, mentoring and building the organization with fairness, integrity and an eye for best practices.

“For 20 years, JC&A has created a highly regarded brand name in Northeast by continually exceeding the expectations of clients,” Cahill said. “We’re excited to bring Tai onboard to help coordinate regional expansion and further develop existing clients in these markets.”

Tai holds a Fine Arts of Interior Design in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Atlanta, a B Arch in Architecture from the Pratt Institute and is OSHA trained and certified.   Tai is an active member of The ACE Mentor Program of New York and the National Organization of Minority Architects.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

JC&A, CSM Corporation and Group One Partners Complete New 160-key Hilton Garden Inn

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Marlborough’s Newest Hotel Creates Work-Play-Stay Destination

J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), CSM Corporation and Group One Partners recently completed the ground-up construction of the new Hilton Garden Inn located in Marlborough, MA.  The newest hotel in the area, Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Marlborough is owned and managed by CSM and is located in the thriving Marlborough Hills development.  The upscale business hotel offers 160 rooms and suites; 4,800 square feet of flexible meeting space; a full service BLVD restaurant and bar including two corporate private dining spaces; fitness room; pool; conference facilities and breakout rooms.

The Hilton Garden Inn Boston/Marlborough totals 105,000 square feet and was built using steel and wood-framed podium construction.

The project team included:  Group One Partners, architects; Civil Engineers, SMMA; Structural Engineers, Veitas and Veitas and Mechanical Engineer, Wozny Barbar.

The Marlborough Hills development has transformed an outdated, vacant business park, previously home to Hewlett-Packard, into one of the most vibrant mixed-use development centers in New England, featuring commercial office, retail, residential, hotel, and pedestrian space.

JC&A also renovated the two existing buildings for Atlantic Management in that development that comprised of 750,000 square feet for GE Healthcare and Quest Diagnostics. The work included a new building envelope consisting of metal panels, windows, and new roof system. The existing MEP, FP systems all needed extensive work as well and bathroom cores had to be gutted and rebuilt to meet current building codes. Additionally, extensive site work and landscaping had to be done to allow this site to compete in today’s real estate market.

“JC&A is excited to be part of Marlborough’s revitalization story and we look forward to watching it flourish.  With the latest addition of the upscale Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, businesses and families truly have a convenient place to work, play and stay,” says Stephen Robak, Executive Vice President / Partner, with J. Calnan & Associates.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

JC&A Hires Jankins and Promotes Mikolaycik

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J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., one of the leading construction management firms specializing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects in the Northeast, is pleased to announce that Chris Jankins has joined the team at Director, Science and Technology.

JC&A is committed to strengthening its portfolio in the booming and very specialized Science and Technology market.  With more than 30 years of construction experience, Chris has worked on a variety of projects, from fast-track fit-outs to specialty construction in the Science & Technology markets. His past clients include MIT, Harvard Medical School, MGH, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, Amgen and Raytheon.

Additionally, JC&A has promoted Brian Mikolaycik to Sr. Manager of Science and Technology.  Brian has been with JC&A since 2007 and has been involved with many of our complex Science & Technology projects including multiple projects for Agilent Technologies, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Lantheus, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Acceleron Pharmaceuticals and Servomex to name a few.

Together, Chris and Brian will focus on building stronger relationships in those markets through business development, networking and sector specific association involvement.

For more information about our Science & Tech experience, visit our website at www.jcalnan.com.

 

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

JC&A Named 2015 CBA Collaborating Professional of the Year

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J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), one of the leading construction management firms in the Northeast, has been named the 2015 Collaborating Professional of the Year by the Commercial Brokers Association (CBA). The award recognizes a collaborating professional whose professionalism, leadership, education, service, philanthropy, and vision have benefited members of the real estate community.

CBA’s 2015 Achievement Awards were presented at a gala event held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston on March 3rd.

Founder and CEO of JC&A, Jay Calnan, accepted the award on behalf of the company:

2016 marks our 20th year in business and as we look back on two decades of success, none of it would have been possible without you – our clients, partners, friends, family and colleagues. This journey has been incredible, and we want to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to those of you who made it possible for us to become one of the best construction management firms in the Northeast.”

20 years has brought us incredible opportunities, and from a small team of leaders we have grown to include a portfolio of work in the academic, corporate, healthcare and science & technology markets, having the privilege to work for clients such as Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, Schneider Electric, PTC Inc, Reebok, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and PUMA.”

JC&A has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the best design and engineering firms on these projects as well as leading brokerage, property management and project management firms.

We are tremendously proud of our firm’s ability to be very forward thinking and progressive, while still remaining true to our roots and the principles that have contributed to our 20 years of success.

The Commercial Brokers Association represents over 400 members in the commercial brokerage community throughout Massachusetts. The organization is committed to providing relevant educational programs, promoting professionalism and cooperation, and creating an atmosphere where knowledge and ideas are easily exchanged.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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JC&A Receives Silver Impact Award for Commitment to Community

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J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A) has officially been awarded a 2015 Silver Impact Award from Building Impact for their commitment to volunteerism and making a meaningful difference within the community.

Building Impact is proud to award J. Calnan & Associates with a Silver Impact Award for their commitment to strengthen the local community through volunteerism and giving. Their efforts have truly made a difference in the community, leaving a positive impact.” Building Impact

Building Impact makes it easy to help in the community by partnering with companies to implement a fully integrated volunteer program of options and opportunities with various ways to serve. They deliver high quality volunteer, donation, and networking opportunities to help companies become more civically engaged.  Through JC&A’s affiliation with Building Impact, they have helped generate over $1.06 million in volunteer time and product donations for over 250 nonprofit partners throughout 15 Massachusetts communities.

“The people of JC&A have a keen understanding of how much help we received from our community in our 20 years of business”, said Jay Calnan, Chief Executive Officer of JC&A. “We have successfully grown from a start-up company to an industry leader and are extremely cognizant of how instrumental our community has been in helping us to realize our goals.  Our community continues to inspire us every day to our very best and we feel strongly that it is our obligation to return that support in every way we can.”

Philanthropy is woven into the fabric at JC&A. They have been recognized 9 years in a row by the Boston Business Journal as a Top Corporate Philanthropist and named in the top 5 three of those years for average employee volunteer hours donated. Additionally, JC&A and Team IMPACT, a nonprofit housed in JC&A’s office, were recognized by the Boston Business Journal as Partners of the Year for their continued work to improve the quality of life for children facing life threatening illnesses by matching them with college athletic teams. JC&A has maintained its important work with Team IMPACT and is proud to report that they have matched over 800 children at more than 300 colleges and universities across 43 states!

J. Calnan & Associates also continues to give time and financial resources to organizations like The United Way, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Children’s Hospital, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The International Rett Syndrome Foundation, Heading Home, On the Rise, The Jimmy Fund as well as countless local charitable organizations.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the Northeast. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times.   More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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We Heart our People, our Clients and our Community

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As we reflect on 20 years of building success this Valentine’s Day, we want to show gratitude and sincere thanks to all of those who have made it possible for us to become one of the best construction management firms in New England.

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration and re-launch of our website – www.jcalnan.com – we want to give away a pair of Bruins tickets as a “thank you” to those who have helped us along our exciting journey. All you have to do is tell us about your experience working with JC&A over the years with your own “one word” and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win. Check out some of the words people have used to describe JC&A.

JC&A has been fortunate to collaborate with some of the best design and engineering firms over the years as well as leading property management, project management and brokerage firms. We are incredibly grateful to all of our employees, our partners and to our community that has contributed to our 20 years of success.

Here’s how to enter the drawing for Bruins tickets (Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes on March 10th, 2016):

  1. Record a short video with your smartphone by telling us the one word that describes your experience working with JC&A.
  2. Email it to JCAunplugged@gmail.com with the hashtag #JCA1Word in the subject line – OR
  3. Follow our Facebook or LinkedIn page and post your video there using the hashtag #JCA1Word.
  4. Lastly, “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and connect with us on our LinkedIn profiles so that you can participate in monthly gratitude giveaways for our 20th anniversary campaign celebration.

The winner will be chosen on March 4th, 2016.

Happy Valentine’s Day from your friends at JC&A!

JC&A Promotes Trull to Vice President

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Scott-Trull2Quincy, MA, February 8, 2016 – J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., one of New England’s leading construction management firms specializing in world-class pre-construction services and challenging construction projects, is pleased to announce that Scott Trull has been promoted from Project Executive to Vice President.

Mr. Trull successfully directed over 200 corporate office projects of all sizes. The projects have included work for high profile companies and landlords such Parexel, Boston Properties, EMC, Pegasystems, Reebok, GE, SanDisk, Polycom, Philips and Liberty Mutual to name a few. Throughout his nearly 20 years in the industry, he has also been able to work on projects for various universities on the east coast such as Towson University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University and Harvard University. Mr. Trull has also managed the construction of multifamily residential properties in Baltimore, Philadelphia and New Jersey; including a renovation of a historic RCA factory into luxury loft apartments.

Clients and fellow employees alike praise Mr. Trull for his commitment to each client and for his dedication to the successful outcome of every project. Mike Crowther, Chief Operating Officer said, “Scott is extremely passionate about his work and driven to achieve success. He has not only exemplified JC&A’s approach to client development and delivering outstanding services, but has played a significant role in shaping the way we have adopted this as part of our culture.”

In his new role as Vice President, Mr. Trull will continue to deliver for our clients and will also focus on the continued advancement of JC&A’s initiatives including the training and development of our employees, technology tools and our overall processes and procedures.

Mr. Trull holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Brown University.

About J. Calnan & Associates, Inc.

J. Calnan & Associates is a leader in providing construction management and preconstruction services in the Academic, Corporate, Healthcare and Science & Technology markets in the New England region and beyond. For 20 years, our strategic thinking, proactive approach and commitment to clients and the communities in which we live has made us a leader in the industry and attracted high-profile clients including Boston Properties, Biogen IDEC, Atlantic Management, Children’s Hospital, PTC Inc, Adidas, Shire Pharmaceuticals, The Park School, New England Sports Network (NESN), Philips, Constant Contact, The MathWorks and General Electric to name a few. Among recent awards, JC&A has received a Boston Business Journal Citizenship award for its philanthropic efforts nine years in a row and CoreNet Global New England Chapter has recognized JC&A as “Regional Service Provider of the Year” two times. More information can be found at www.jcalnan.com.

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Helen of Troy Relocates Health HQ

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MPA, Calnan, and Cresa Team Up

Marlborough, MA – Margulies Perruzzi Architects (MPA), J. Calnan & Associates, Inc., and Cresa announced that the firms jointly provided design, construction, and transaction and project management services for the U.S. headquarters of the health and home segment of Helen of Troy, a consumer products company.

MPA provided interior architecture and corporate design services, Calnan provided preconstruction and construction management services, and Cresa provided transaction management and project management services for the 65,000sf interior fit-up of office and research and development laboratory space at 400 Donald Lynch Blvd. in Marlborough.

The new headquarters features an open and efficient floor plan with low-height workstations and glass-front offices that surround a core of support service spaces and collaboration areas. MPA’s design takes advantage of the building’s extensive window line to extend natural light deep into the space.

A large reception and gathering area serves as the hub of the office for employees and visitors alike. The branded reception and lounge area, with a folding glass wall to the elevators for off-hours security, welcomes visitors to the office. The reception lounge features two conference rooms that double as showrooms with product shelving and glass display cases. On the other side, a café gathering space provides vending and water filtration machines. This central gathering space features an exposed deck ceiling and polished concrete floors.

Adjacent to the reception area, MPA designed research and development and product testing laboratory space. The center features three large conference rooms with movable walls that open to accommodate 200 employees for a company meeting.

Fort Point Project Management, J. Calnan & Associates, and Gensler Complete Renovation/Expansion Project for Demandware’s Headquarters

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Fort Point Project Management (Fort Point PM), a provider of real estate project management and relocation services, J. Calnan & Associates (JC&A), a leading construction management and preconstruction firm, and the global design firm Gensler, recently completed the renovation/expansion of Demandware’s headquarters at 5 Wall Street in Burlington, MA to accommodate the software technology company’s rapid growth.

Since its founding in 2004, Demandware has been transforming commerce by empowering leading retailers and brands with innovative cloud technology. An expansion of its headquarters in Burlington was necessary to accommodate and anticipate new personnel. The company selected Fort Point PM to coordinate the planning, design, construction, and phased staff moves for Demandware’s headquarters. JC&A was selected as the construction manager for its strategic thinking, proactive construction approach and commitment to clients, ensuring world-class service throughout this project.

Demandware previously occupied two full floors at 5 Wall Street, and expanded to an additional floor to accommodate future growth. The additional floor required full design, construction, fit-out, and staff relocation, while the existing two floors called for furniture modifications, minor construction, and select staff relocation. All three floors, totaling 108,000rsf, required overall department programming and re-stack planning. This project is a 60,000rsf renovation that included the construction of a new network operations center (NOC) and the restacking of three floors consisting of new offices, conference rooms, breakout areas as well as a new café and reception area. Fort Point PM, JC&A, and Gensler worked closely with Demandware’s Facilities Team to complete the project.

Driven by innovation, Demandware aimed to create a workplace that encourages creative thinking and enables their collaborative, fast-paced culture to thrive. During the renovation, several collaboration spaces were designed to be open and comfortable, equipped with couches, TVs, and walls coated with whiteboard paint. A designated area was built to provide 24/7 IT support, the company café and bar underwent renovations, and over 200 employees were repositioned to optimize space efficiency.

The renovation/expansion enabled current Demandware staff to experience an upgraded work environment, and has prepared the space for future innovators that come aboard as the result of the company’s continuous success. The project involved architecture by Gensler, engineering by Cosentini Associates, AV by ACT Associates LLC, and furniture by Environments at Work.