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Erland Construction Recognized for “Excellence in Construction” by the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC MA)

Burlington, Mass. - Erland Construction is proud to have been among the recipients of the 28th annual Excellence in Construction Awards given by the Massachusetts Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC MA). Erland was recognized with a Merit Award, representing the pinnacle of achievements, for its outstanding work on the William R. Elfers Center for the Arts project at Fessenden School. Erland also received the organization’s Spirit Award. The award is presented to a member company that has partnered with other ABC MA members to create a jobsite environment that promotes cooperative efforts and project success.

Erland teamed with cbt Architects to revitalize the school’s existing performing arts center. The major renovation and 3,000-square-foot addition have created a new 20,000-square-foot environment for students to participate in the school’s robust visual and performing arts curriculum. The state-of-the-art space features the latest in arts equipment and technology, allowing students to tap into their imagination and creativity in a whole new way.

The existing building required various mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) upgrades including new air handlers and roof monitors. A sound data test was performed to ensure the new air handlers would not disrupt the school’s future performances. The school’s campus, as well as the existing space, remained occupied throughout construction. Erland worked closely with Fessenden and Riser11 Management to phase the project around the school’s needs; mitigating any disruption to their ongoing academic and summer program operations.

“We’re proud of what we’ve built for Fessenden School and its students,” said Daryl Leland, Special Projects/Strategic Accounts Group Manager, Erland Construction. “Partnering with Fessenden School, cbt Architects, Riser11 Management, and each of our dedicated subcontractors was a truly rewarding experience that led to an incredibly successful project. We are honored to have our efforts commended by ABC MA and to have been part of such a strong team effort.” 

On December 29th, 2020, ABC MA virtually held its ceremony, a safe way to recognize and celebrate ABC members’ award-winning construction projects this year. Each winner was selected for high standards of craftsmanship, safety, and quality thanks to the talents of merit shop workers and the efficiency of the merit shop approach.

“Our chapter is thrilled to recognize the outstanding work of our member contractors through the ABC Excellence in Construction Awards. Although the pandemic required our event to go virtual this year, we have never been prouder of these winners who proved that merit shop contractors are always prepared to perform under trying circumstances,” said Chapter President Greg Beeman.

The Merit Award recognizes the overall excellence in project execution, craftsmanship, safety, innovative elements and challenges, and client satisfaction. Erland Construction took home the Merit Award, representing work that stands above the rest, for its work on the William R. Elfers Center for the Arts project at Fessenden School. The work was performed in six phases and sequenced to ensure safety and minimize disruption to ongoing school operations.

About Erland Construction

Over the past 44 years, Erland Construction has successfully grown into the Northeast’s leading open shop construction management and general contracting firm. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts and has specialized expertise for new construction and renovations in major market sectors including academic, corporate, commercial, advanced technology/life sciences, residential, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit