The Great Recession delivered a hammer blow to building and real estate businesses, and New England Construction did not escape the pain. The East Providence-based company saw revenue fall from more than $58 million in 2008 to $20 million in 2010.
But while other companies folded, New England Construction held on and worked hard to rebuild through the recovery. Today the company’s annual revenue is nearly where it was before the downturn five years ago, up to $53.5 million in 2012.
Associated Builders and Contractors, a national construction industry trade association, has presented Gilbane Building Co. with its Safety Training and Evaluation Process Diamond Award, the Providence-based construction company announced Wednesday.
Construction employment in Rhode Island rose 2.6 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 400 jobs for a total of 15,700 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Friday.
Construction employment in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area rose 5 percent in November compared with the same period last year, adding 900 jobs for a total of 20,800 jobs, the Associated General Contractors of America reported Tuesday.
Barrington Architect David Andreozzi wants his profession to get beyond the focus on “starchitects,” trophy homes and massive institutional projects. The Rhode Island native wants to bring quality design principles to a larger part of the population that may not realize its value. So Andreozzi is leading a group of fellow architects in the national Custom Residential Architects Network – part of the American Institute of Architects – in an effort to communicate the value of what they do for clients. more
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