About Erland.

Mission.

Erland is committed to developing and empowering our people to deliver outstanding construction management services through a collaborative and rewarding experience that results in successful projects, long-term relationships, and real value.

Vision.

To be the construction firm of choice, leveraging experience, knowledge, and innovation to anticipate and fulfill the evolving needs of our clients, people, and industry.

Core Values.

Ensure the safety and well-being of all who are present in our places of work

Maximize value for our clients by achieving their goals and exceeding expectations

Act fairly, respectfully, and ethically at all times

Provide developmental opportunities and support for our people to reach their full potential

Foster a family culture and collaborative environment where all are supported and success is obtainable

Conduct true free-enterprise business, unrestricted by any collective bargaining agreements

Give back to our industry and the communities in which we operate

The ability of the team to step back and assess situations and move on a plan to mitigate any issues was impressive. Erland kept the project moving and on schedule during a pandemic. Great process.”

— Joseph Carleton, VP Development / Roseland Residential – A Mack-Cali Company

on The Emery at Overlook Ridge project in Malden, MA

Our History.

1977

Erland Construction, Inc. was founded, and Kenneth Froeberg was named President. In the first year, he oversaw 12 employees and $5 million worth of work.

1978

Erland completes their first advanced technology project: Applicon in Burlington, MA.

1979-1982

With a focus on quality and client relations, Erland’s revenue grew to $70 million in just four years. In 1980, Erland completes their first residential project: The School House Condominiums in Boston, MA. In 1982, Erland completes their first senior living project: Carleton-Willard Village in Bedford, MA and their first academic project: School of Education renovations for Boston University.

1983

Kenneth Froeberg passed away unexpectedly. Bob McDonald was selected to serve as Erland’s second President.

1984-1996

Erland continues to grow their portfolio—gaining well-known clients like Digital Equipment Corp (DEC), GTE, Bose, Wang Laboratories, M/A-COM, H.C. Stark, Putnam Investments, Babson College, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while maintaining their work with Nordblom Company.

1997

Steve McDonald is selected to serve as Erland’s third President. Tom Blesso and Chuck Vaciliou become Division Managers.

2002-2008

In 2002, Erland completes first LEED Gold certified project: Environmental Protection Agency in Chelmsford, MA. With a focus on growth and expanding geographically, Erland opens a second office in Connecticut in 2008.

2015

Erland’s Special Projects Group is created.

2016

Erland completes first high-rise project: Summer House in Stamford, CT. The Erland Charitable Foundation is established.

2017

Erland celebrates 40 years in business.

Erland was initially conceived to serve as an open shop arm of leading union contracting firm—Macomber Construction—to construct projects in the suburban marketplace in a more cost-effective manner. Our very first client was Nordblom Company—one of the region’s premier developers. We were brought on to assist Nordblom with building Northwest Park into an office and R+D hub on Middlesex Turnpike; something we’re still doing together even today. Since then, our expertise has expanded to several market sectors including academic, corporate, commercial, residential, senior living, hospitality, advanced technology, life sciences, and special projects. Growing our client base and maintaining long-term partnerships has allowed us to leave our mark throughout New England.

Our company strives to make a positive difference in the communities where we work and live. Getting involved and giving back comes from the heart of our employees and their personal interests. Our Community Relations Task Force seeks out opportunities to contribute to the Town of Burlington, where we are headquartered, and other communities where we have a presence. Our recent successes have included hosting an annual Valentine’s Day Party with the Burlington Council on Aging, participating in the People Helping People Annual Giving Tree gift drive, and supporting our local food pantry.

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The Erland Charitable Foundation was inspired by our company’s involvement with the New England Center for Children’s (NECC) John and Diane Kim Autism Institute project. After interacting with NECC’s students and seeing their needs and the needs of their families firsthand, our staff recognized that Erland could do something more to get involved with and give back to the community we help build and grow. That “something” was establishing a foundation.

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Industry Recognition.

2020

Antiquarian Hall Addition at American Antiquarian Society / New Construction < $30 million category 2020, Construction Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) New England
 

William R. Elfers Center for the Arts at Fessenden School / Excellence in Construction Award, Merit 2020, Spirit 2020, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts

2019

Snyder Center at Phillips Academy / Build New England Award 2019, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts
 

Antiquarian Hall Addition at American Antiquarian Society / Excellence in Construction Award, Eagle 2019, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts
 

New England Business Center Amenities Building / 2019 Bronze Award, Design-Build Institute of America New England Region

2018

Snyder Center at Phillips Academy / Excellence in Construction Award, Eagle 2018, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts

2017

The John & Diane Kim Autism Institute at the New England Center for Children / Build New England Award 2017, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts
 

The John & Diane Kim Autism Institute at the New England Center for Children / Project Achievement Award 2017, Construction Manager’s Associated of America New England

Safety & Quality Recognition.

2021

Top 200 Performers, Associated Builders and Contractors

2020

S.T.E.P. Award, Platinum Level of Achievement, Associated Builders and Contractors
 

Accredited Quality Contractor, Associated Builders and Contractors

Top 200 Performers, Associated Builders and Contractors

2019

S.T.E.P. Award, Platinum Level of Achievement, Associated Builders and Contractors
 

Accredited Quality Contractor, Associated Builders and Contractors

Top 150 Performers, Associated Builders and Contractors

2018

S.T.E.P. Award, Gold Level of Achievement, Associated Builders and Contractors
 

Accredited Quality Contractor, Associated Builders and Contractors