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BOND Announces Anthony Bond as President and Kane Cuddy as Chief Operating Officer, Civil & Utility

Posted on October 18, 2018

(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, announces the promotions of Anthony “Tony” Bond, as President and Kane Cuddy as Chief Operating Officer for BOND’s Civil & Utility Division. (Pictured left to right: Tony Bond, Kane Cuddy)

Tony Bond and Kane Cuddy bring more than 30 years of experience, leadership and expertise to BOND’s Civil & Utility Division that presently operates in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and the newly opened Bronx, NY office.

In their new roles, they will spearhead BOND’s long-range strategic plan developing integrated solutions to align BOND’s exceptional services and capabilities with client’s needs. This initiative keeps BOND at the forefront of industry trends and innovations and strengthens the company for continued growth in the Civil & Utility market. They will also play an important role to continue developing business as BOND expands capabilities across the Northeast.

“Tony and Kane have contributed outstanding knowledge and expertise to BOND’s client needs. They will pursue our strategic goals in the evolving Civil & Utility market,” said Robert Murray, President of BOND. “Working across the entire organization, Tony and Kane will collaborate with all our business unit leaders and stakeholders to integrate our expertise to continue the success and growth of the firm, as we evolve and work to stay aligned with our customers.”

As BOND’s Civil & Utility President, Tony is responsible for the strategic direction and long-term growth of the Division. He is a fifth generation Bond, having grown up in the construction industry and with many years of hands-on construction experience concentrating on complex projects for power & energy clients, as well as clients in the academic and corporate spaces. He previously held the position of Vice President of Oil & Gas showing tremendous leadership in developing BOND’s New Haven and New York City office, as well as extending the firm’s reach to the Mid-Atlantic markets.

Tony received his Master of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and in 2015 was named one of ENR New England’s Top Young Professionals.

Kane’s depth of experience is impressive, and his approachable business demeanor is refreshing. He has been with BOND for more than 15 years, with previous roles including Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Civil Infrastructure, Director of Operations and Project Manager. As Chief Operating Officer, he will oversee the operations and financial success of the Division. He has managed the successful delivery of numerous projects within the oil, gas, electric, power generation and civil infrastructure markets. Some of his projects include the Middletown-Norwalk 345kV Underground Transmission Line in Connecticut, the Hoosac Wind project and the NSTAR Newton-West Roxbury Cooling Line.

Kane holds an MBA from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is also a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Army, Northeastern University ROTC 2005.

BOND Celebrates Grand Opening of New Bronx Office with New York Building Congress President & CEO Carlo A. Scissura and Clients

Posted on September 26, 2018

(Bronx, NY)BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, recently celebrated the grand opening of its New York City office, located at 34 Marconi Street in the Bronx. Special guest speaker Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the New York Building Congress welcomed BOND to the city along with clients, business partners, colleagues and employees.

Leading the office is Dan Foppiano, BOND’s Regional Manager of NYC. He will work closely with Tony Bond, President of Civil & Utility to foster new clients in the oil & gas, electric transmission & distribution, power generation and civil infrastructure markets.

“This is an exciting time for construction in the Bronx and surrounding communities,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO, New York Building Congress. “BOND serves a valuable role delivering safe and reliable utilities to New York City residents and is a critical part of the tremendous construction growth the Bronx has been experiencing. We welcome this great New England company to ‘Yankee Country’ and are thrilled to see their investment in the Bronx and New York City!”

“We look forward to our new home base in New York City,” said Kane Cuddy, BOND’s Chief Operating Officer, Civil & Utility. “We’ve established many successful client relationships and business partnerships throughout the region. Demand for our utility infrastructure services in the city has grown in this booming economy and our new office will allow us to better respond to the complex needs of our clients.”

Some of BOND’s NYC clients include ConEdison, National Grid, Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and Bloom Energy. Recent projects include ConEdison’s Bronx 16” Inlet Gas Pipeline, the Port Authority NY/NJ Gate Valve, National Grid’s Chelsea Gate as well as others.

For more information on BOND’s New York service offerings, please contact Dan Foppiano, Regional Manager, NYC, BOND at dfoppiano@bondbrothers.com or 857-301-3278.

BOND Welcomes Bruce Brown, Vice President, Southern New England, C&U

Posted on September 13, 2018

(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces the hiring of Bruce Brown as Vice President, Southern New England, Civil & Utility. Bruce will oversee the operations of BOND’s C&U Division in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts and affiliated regions. He will focus on strengthening BOND’s services in oil & gas, electric transmission & distribution, power generation and civil infrastructure markets.

Bruce will draw from over 34 years’ construction and business management experience to drive sales and build client relationships throughout the region. With a focus on safety and quality, Bruce is strongly suited for the position with a diverse energy project portfolio. His experience includes gas & electric plants, transmission lines, LNG/CNG delivery, utility plants, renewable energy farms and various industrial projects. He has worked with Eversource, Exelon, Avangrid, Piedmont Gas, UGI Energy Services, Holyoke Gas & Electric, Dominion and TransCanada.

“Bruce will play a key role in the success of BOND in the development of its Southern New England office,” said Thomas Baillie, BOND’s Executive Vice President, Civil & Utility. “He brings strong executive management and a results-proven track record building teams and exceeding client goals in the civil & utility construction markets. We are pleased to have him on board.”

Prior to joining BOND, Bruce was Chief Operating Officer of NG Advantage, where he oversaw gas plant operations, transportation, logistics and future expansion. Previously he was Vice President & General Manager for Cianbro Corporation for the Oil, Gas & Chemical Market. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (UConn) and a licensed Electrical Unlimited Contractor E1 in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He currently resides in Thomaston, Connecticut.

BOND Tops Off Stonehill College School of Business Building

Posted on August 30, 2018

(Boston, MA)BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm celebrated the Topping Off of Stonehill College’s Leo J. Meehan School of Business building. The ceremony marked the last steel beam raised on the new 65,000 SF facility. It was attended by Stonehill faculty, students, administrators and trustees as well as representatives from W.B. Mason and design partners including S/L/A/M Collaborative and Bard Rao + Athanas Consulting Engineers.

Named in honor of W.B. Mason’s CEO and Stonehill alumnus, Leo J. Meehan, the $30 million School of Business building brings together world-class technology and innovative spaces that enhance the College’s already strong programs in accounting, finance, international business, economics, management, marketing and healthcare administration. It features Bloomberg rooms, simulated trading rooms, advanced business innovation studios and maker spaces. It will be completed by fall 2019.

“We are pleased to be part of such an important project that is changing the face of the Stonehill campus.” said Dan Ramos, BOND’s Regional Manager, Southern New England. “There is a wonderful synergy between the project team and Stonehill in delivering this transformative new facility. It’s an honor to stand here today and celebrate this next construction milestone.”

BOND and SLAM recently completed the College’s Academic and Welcome Center prior to the fall semester of the 2018 school year. Other past partnership projects on campus include the Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center. BOND also provided construction management services for the Rev. Mark T. Cregan C.S.C. Athletic and Fitness Center at the Sally Blair Ames Sports Complex

Kristan Koch Promoted to Chief Financial Officer, Civil & Utility Division

Posted on August 20, 2018

(Boston, MA)BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces the promotion of Kristan Koch to Chief Financial Officer, Civil & Utility Division. Kristan has over 25 years’ experience within the construction management industry. She joined BOND in January 2017 as division controller and has demonstrated excellent leadership and commitment to building a strong C&U Division finance team.

Kristan will oversee the accounting and financial management of the Division, focused on markets such as oil & gas, electric transmission & distribution, power generation and civil infrastructure. She plays a key role in aligning overall strategy with bottom line performance, engaging with corporate leadership to implement policies and procedures that drive growth and improve operational efficiencies.

“Kristan brings a wealth of industry experience to our team, along with being a sharp leader, motivator and mentor within the organization,” said Tom Baillie, BOND’s Executive Vice President, Civil & Utility Division. “She has the right understanding of our people and client needs and we are thrilled to see her step into this new role.”

Kristan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Utica College and previously held finance positions for Shawmut Design and Construction and Turner Construction. She is co-chair of the BOND Women’s Professional Group and resides in Bradford, Massachusetts.

BOND’s New Haven Connecticut Office Expands; Adds Building Division Team

Posted on August 6, 2018

(Boston, MA)BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces the expansion of its New Haven, Connecticut office. BOND adds a team of professionals to service traditional Building Division clients in the education, healthcare and district energy markets. This announcement comes on the heels of several new project wins for clients such as the University of Connecticut (UCONN) and Yale University.

BOND is pleased to announce the following construction professionals committed to the Connecticut market:

“We are excited to expand our New Haven, Connecticut office with an exceptional new Building Division Team,” said Daniel Ramos, BOND’s Regional Manager, Southern New England“We’ve established many successful client relationships and business partnerships throughout Connecticut and Southern New England. This team will allow us to provide the most reliable services to our clients.”

BOND’s Connecticut office is located at 370 James Street, Suite 405, New Haven, CT 06513. The company’s Civil & Utility Division also operates out of this office, providing services for markets such as Civil Infrastructure, Electric T&D and Oil and Gas Services.

For more information on BOND’s New Haven Building Division services, please contact Bo Koloski, Director of Client Services at jkoloski@bondbrothers.com or 401.429.0808.

Providence Public Library Announces BOND as Construction Manager for Transforming Renovation of its Downtown Building

Posted on July 19, 2018

(Providence, RI) – Providence Public Library (PPL) has engaged BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, as construction manager for the state’s largest-ever public library renovation beginning later this summer. During an official public announcement on July 13th, PPL unveiled their plans for the new building project. The event was attended by members of Rhode Island’s congressional delegation, including Senator Jack Reed, as well as PPL trustees, executives, major project funders and the project team.

The $25 million project will address required life safety systems upgrades, as well as make major infrastructure improvements to PPL’s downtown buildings (150 Empire Street). The 83,000-square foot project will transform the Library’s 1950s wing, auditorium, and special collection areas to provide 21st-century library services for Providence and Rhode Island residents.

“This renovation plan and the improvements to be made to the Library’s primary service areas are a centerpiece of our ongoing THINK AGAIN Strategic Plan for re-imagining and transforming our library. With these upgrades and modernization of these 65-year-old buildings, we will better be able to deliver the programs and services we’ve outlined to meet the evolving needs of our diverse community of library users in Providence and statewide,” said Jack Martin, PPL Executive Director.

“We are excited about our work and contribution to the City of Providence and the State of Rhode Island as construction manager for the PPL,” said Dan Ramos, Regional Manager, BOND’s Providence Office. “BOND is proud to work with the PPL stakeholders on this transformative civic project.”

“I am thrilled to be working on the PPL project as a lifelong Rhode Islander who has enjoyed the library resources,” said Kim Silvestri, BOND Project Executive. “I am looking forward to continuing our collaborative partnership.”

The project is scheduled to begin this August and take place in stages over approximately 18 months. The project will be funded in part by an $8.8 million grant from the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. An additional approximately $4 million will be announced in the coming weeks. A $200,000 grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will partially fund the renovation of the Auditorium. The Library has undertaken a capital campaign to fund the project and is pleased to announce a leadership gift of $1 million from Rosalyn Sinclair, in addition to other gifts and pledges to date.

“This project is consistent with PPL’s long-standing commitment to provide Rhode Island residents with high-quality, high-impact services and experiences while welcoming all to explore, learn, and achieve their goals,” said Robert Edwards, PPL Board Chair.

The project architect is designLAB of Boston, the same firm that served as the architect for PPL’s 1900 building renovation completed in January 2013.

About PPL

PPL is an independent, non-profit organization founded in 1875, governed by a Board of Trustees, and supported primarily through private funding sources, including its own PPL Foundation.  PPL provides services and resources to more than 152,000 visitors annually.  The Library also serves as the Statewide Reference Resource Center holding unique collections and resources. For more information, please visit www.provlib.org.

BOND Celebrates Grand Opening Of South Cove Community Health Center in Malden

Posted on June 28, 2018

(Boston, MA)BOND, the Northeast’s premier full-service construction management and general contracting company, celebrated the Grand Opening of South Cove Community Health Center in Malden. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 19.  It was attended by Malden’s Mayor Gary Christenson, South Cove’s COO, Eric Tiberi and Executive Director, Eugene Welch, the project team and the local community.

The new Center opened its doors with 14,000 square feet of brightly lit, modern clinical spaces. It offers convenient, quality healthcare under one roof including: pediatrics, internal medicine, ob-gyn, optometry, laboratory care and social services staff. An adjacent parking lot offers ample space for 76 vehicles.

“We are pleased to have partnered with the City of Malden, the project team and our long-standing client, South Cove Community Health Center, to deliver this transformative center to the local communities,” said Michael Walsh, BOND’s Vice President of Healthcare & Life Sciences. “The new clinic offers a premier healthcare experience, closer to home, with all of South Cove’s specialized services.”

The new South Cove Community Health Center is located at 277 Commercial Street in Malden, the previous location of the Malden Evening News. BOND also completed the South Cove Community Health Center in Quincy in 2012, another important project that has since expanded the Center’s offerings within these communities.

About South Cove Community Health Center

South Cove Community Health Center is a premier health center in Massachusetts, serving 25,000 children and adults in the Asian community throughout the Boston area. It was founded in 1972 and provides high quality, community-based health care and health promotion programs which are accessible, linguistically and culturally competent. An affiliate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children’s Hospital, the Center has five clinics in Boston, Quincy and Malden. For more information please visit www.scchc.org.

BOND and The S/L/A/M Collaborative Join Stonehill College at Ceremonial Groundbreaking of New School of Business

Posted on May 23, 2018

North Easton, Mass., – Stonehill College celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Leo J. Meehan School of Business, designed by The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) and constructed by BOND. The ceremony was attended by members of the College, academic administrators, trustees, students, faculty and the project team.

The new $30 million Leo J. Meehan School of Business will offer 65,000 square feet of cutting-edge technology, adaptive classrooms and collaboration spaces. The building’s Georgian architecture is designed to reflect the true spirit of the Stonehill community and campus, while the interior is designed to encourage innovation and advanced business environments. Completed by fall 2019, it features innovative Bloomberg rooms, simulated trading rooms and advanced business innovation studios with maker spaces. The School will expand the curriculum and encompass the accounting, finance, international business, management, marketing, economics and healthcare administration programs.

“BOND is proud to be part of this exciting project on Stonehill’s campus, continuing our long-standing relationship with the College,” said Dan Ramos, BOND’s Regional Manager, Providence, Rhode Island. “The new Business School will transform the student experience and support the school’s exceptional program for business education. We are pleased to celebrate this next project milestone that will energize the heart of the Stonehill Campus.”

“Stonehill College is experiencing an amazing transformation period and SLAM is proud to preserve and celebrate the architectural story on campus, complemented by interior spaces that support today’s innovative and collaborative learning styles,” says Neil Martin, AIA, SLAM Design Principal. “We are thrilled that construction has begun on this exciting new building and look forward to the ways it will enrich faculty and student life for the Stonehill community.”

BOND and SLAM are also working together on the College’s Academic and Welcome Center, which will be completed by the fall 2018 school year. Other past partnership projects on campus include the Thomas and Mary Shields Science Center. BOND also provided construction management services for the Rev. Mark T. Cregan C.S.C. Athletic and Fitness Center at the Sally Blair Ames Sports ComplexSLAM also designed the latest Campus Master Plan, the new Residence Hall and Campus Foot Bridge.

ABOUT THE S/L/A/M COLLABORATIVE  
As a fully-integrated, multi-disciplinary architecture firm, The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) has a national presence in programming/planning and designing professional schools of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, public health, law, business, science, engineering, and technology. SLAM has recently completed noteworthy projects with clients from the University of Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins University, Emory University, Duke University, University of Texas at Austin, University of Tennessee, Rutgers University and the University of Cincinnati, among others.

SLAM offers architecture, planning, interior design, landscape architecture and site planning, structural engineering and construction services that focus on various market sectors. SLAM has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Glastonbury, CT and Syracuse, NY. For more information on The S/L/A/M Collaborative please visit www.slamcoll.com or call 617.357.1800.

 

BOND Tops Off Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham’s Outpatient Clinical Center

Posted on May 18, 2018

(Boston, MA)BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm celebrated the Topping Off of the new Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham (BID–Needham) Outpatient Clinical Center. The ceremony marked the last steel beam raised on this 37,000 square foot facility. It was attended by members of the BID–Needham community, administrators and staff as well as the BOND project team and design partners including JACA Architects, Bard Rao + Athanas, Souza True & Partners and Nitsch Engineering.

BOND is providing preconstruction and construction management services for the 37,000 SF, four-story building, located at 148 Chestnut Street, Needham, Mass. The Center will provide gastroenterology, cardiology and orthopedic services, as well as an array of medical/surgical specialties and support services. The Center will support an increased number of medical professionals with technology-rich services designed to lower hospital stays and improve the patient experience.

“We are excited to celebrate this important construction milestone,” said Michael Walsh, BOND’s Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences. “This is a transformative building for the Needham community, providing world-class medical care and outpatient services closer to home. It’s a pleasure working with BID-Needham and the entire project team.”

The new Outpatient Clinical Center is planned to open in the Spring of 2019 and is the third project delivered by BOND and JACA Architects within the last ten years. Other recent BOND/JACA projects on the BID–Needham campus include the Cancer Center and Surgical Building in 2014 and the BreastCare Center in 2016. These projects are part of the Hospital’s overall strategy to redevelop and transform the Needham campus, bringing state-of-the art care to Boston’s western suburbs.

 

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