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Erland Construction Welcomes Jay Sturdivant to Advanced Technology/Life Sciences Group

Burlington, Mass. - Erland Construction’s Advanced Technology/Life Sciences Group announced Jay Sturdivant, Project Executive, has joined its team. Sturdivant and Chuck Vaciliou, Senior Vice President & Director of Client Services, will manage Erland’s opportunities for growth in specialty lab, cleanroom, and complex MEP system projects.

Sturdivant brings more than 30 years of construction experience to Erland. His position reflects Erland’s strong presence in the advanced technology and life science markets. With his extensive background and understanding of the unique qualities that characterize building in these industries, Sturdivant is ready to deliver Erland’s standard of excellence and cultivate partnerships with leaders in advanced technologies and life sciences. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge including several years with William A. Berry & Sons–one of the region’s oldest general contractors specializing in healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology construction.

Prior to joining Erland, Sturdivant served as Construction Manager where he developed and executed turn-around strategies on projects of mid-construction valued at $20-$50 million. He is a graduate of the University of Maine and has continued his education at Harvard Extension School. 

“Sturdivant’s exemplary experience in specialty lab and complex projects, proven track record, strong leadership skills, and ability to maintain relationships with clients makes him a perfect fit at Erland,” said Chuck Vaciliou, Senior Vice President & Director of Client Services. “We look forward to seeing his contributions to our Advanced Technology/Life Sciences Group.”

About Erland Construction
Over the past 43 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 residential, academic, corporate, commercial, advanced technology/life sciences, senior living, and hospitality. For more information, visit