ENR New England is pleased to announce that Jennifer Pinck is the 2018 ENR New England Legacy Award winner. The president and founder of the Boston-based construction management consulting firm Pinck & Co., Pinck will be honored during the ENR New England Best Project’s awards event on Dec. 12 in Boston. She will also be featured in the May/June, 2019 issue of ENR New England.
Chosen by ENR editors, the Legacy Award is given annually to an individual in the region who has established a solid “legacy” of lifetime service to the construction industry, their colleagues and to their community. ENR New England includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Pinck began her career in the late 1970s as a commercial painter and was often the only woman on many projects. She went on to work as a field engineer and a superintendent and became the first woman to receive her Boston ABC Building License in 1986, the same year she earned her MBA. She has also worked on two of the country’s largest public works projects. She was a construction manager for the MWRA Boston Harbor Project and a senior manager for Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel project known as the Big Dig.
In 1998, she started Pinck & Co., which provides services to nonprofit organizations, developers and state agencies. For the past two years, Pinck & Co. has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in America. The firm has also been recognized six times as one of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the country — a distinction given by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC).
Pinck & Co. managed the Castle Square Redevelopment in Boston, which was named the largest affordable housing project in the country to receive LEED Platinum Home certification. The firm also worked on the renovation and reconfiguration of the New England Center and Home for Veterans, helping NECHV identify more than $35 million in low-income and state and federal historic tax credits. The project provided 65,000 sq ft of newly renovated space for education, employment, clinical, housing, and critical support services.
In June, she received the Boston Business Journal’s LGBT Business Trailblazer award. In May, she received the Building Women in Construction (BWiC) Mentor of the Year Inspire Award, presented by the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts. In 2013, she won the Phyllis Rappaport Distinguished Alumna Award from Simmons College, and in 2012 she was a recipient of Banker & Tradesman’s Women of Fire designation.
Pinck also holds several advisory positions with the Massachusetts Construction Law Reform Working Group, the AGC of Massachusetts and other industry organizations and nonprofits. Pinck’s community involvement has also included serving as vice-chair for the Board of Zoning Appeals, Cambridge; as a board member for the New Market Business Association in Roxbury; a member of the Boston Community Capital Loan Fund; a board member of the ACG of MA; a trustee of the Boston Harbor Association; and a board member of the Anti-Defamation League of New England.