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

An Employee-Owned Company.

Our employees’ pride in their work speaks volumes to what we do here at Erland—building not just buildings but longstanding relationships. They hold themselves to the highest standard of excellence and always put the client first. Every decision is built on value, purpose, and integrity. That is why every Erland employee is more than an employee. They’re also an employee-owner. When everyone has a real stake in who we are and how we conduct ourselves, we ensure that we put our best ‘boot’ forward daily.

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.

2015-2016

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

2017

Erland celebrates 40 years in business.

2021

Erland launches CoLab Solutions--a collaborative lab and cGMP-focused service geared towards life science clients.

2023

Erland becomes an Employee-Owned Company.

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, and life sciences. 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.

2023

Patterson-Sculley House (Residence Life Project) at St. Mark’s School / New Construction < $30 million category 2023, Construction Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) New England


Patterson-Sculley House (Residence Life Project) at St. Mark’s School / Excellence in Construction Award, Eagle, 2023, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts

2022

EMD Serono Horizon Building / WELL Certified™ Platinum & LEED Gold Certified


EMD Serono Horizon Building / New Construction < $50 million category 2022, Construction Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) New England
 

Campus Center Addition at Cotting School / Renovation/Modernization < $30 million category 2022, Construction Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) New England


EMD Serono Horizon Building / Excellence in Construction Award, Eagle, 2022, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts
 

Campus Center Addition at Cotting School / Excellence in Construction Award, Eagle, 2022, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts
 

EMD Serono Horizon Building / Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England Regional Best Project Award 2022
 

Campus Center Addition at Cotting School / Engineering News-Record (ENR) New England Regional Best Project Award 2022 & Project of the Year Finalist
 

Campus Center Addition at Cotting School / K-12 Education Facilities Design, 2022, Boston Society of Architects

2021

The Barn Family Shoe Store / New Construction < $15 million category 2021, Construction Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) New England
 

Sunrise of Newton / Excellence in Construction Award, Merit, 2021, Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts

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

Safety & Quality Recognition.

2024

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


Top 250 Performers, Associated Builders and Contractors


Top 150 General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors

2023

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


Top 250 Performers, Associated Builders and Contractors


Accredited Quality Contractor, Associated Builders and Contractors

2022

Bronze Risk Control Award, Affinity


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


Top 200 Performers, Associated Builders and Contractors


Top 125 General Contractors, Associated Builders and Contractors


Accredited Quality Contractor, Associated Builders and Contractors

2021

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


Top 200 Performers, Associated Builders and Contractors


2021 National AGC Safety Award


Accredited Quality Contractor, Associated Builders and Contractors