ENR New England has named Consigli Construction Co. Inc. as its 2019 Contractor of the Year. The Milford, Mass.-based firm will be featured in the May issue of ENR New England along with the Top Contractor rankings, which will include firms from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Consigli ranked No. 3 in the 2018 ENR New England Top Contractor rankings with $1.09 billion in revenue. In both the 2017 and 2016 surveys, the firm ranked No. 2 with $1.03 billion and $774.28 million in revenue respectively. On ENR’s 2018 national Top 400 Contractors list, Consigli ranked 59, up from 67 the previous year. The only other New England-based firms ranked above Consigli on ENR's Top 400 Contractors list are No. 12-ranked Gilbane Building Co. and No. 23-ranked Suffolk.
The largest self-performing construction manager in New England says it sets itself apart with its stable of 350-plus craft workers. Last year, some of those workers began using a robotic exoskeleton, a wearable metal framework fitted with motorized “muscles” for use in the field. The firm says the technology is especially useful for repetitive tasks involving heavy tools such as masonry repointing, to “take the brunt of the weight, absorb vibrations and prevent fatigue and injury.” Consigli is also the only construction manager currently deploying another robotic tool called the ZeroG Arm, according to the Associated General Contractors and EkoBionics. The devise can be worn or attached to staging or a boom lift.
Consigli recently completed renovation and partial façade restoration at the Smith Campus Center in Harvard Square. The project involved invasive construction in and around a fully operational building in order to repurpose the former Holyoke Center. The renovated Campus Center integrates the Harvard campus and Harvard Square community.
The firm has also won 11 ENR New England Best Projects awards since 2012, including the new Sandy Hook Elementary School and the Boston Public Library’s central library renovation in 2017.
The 113-year old, fourth-generation firm also became a 100% employee stock ownership plan last year. The Consigli Foundation donated to 25 different organizations last year that help disadvantaged children. The firm also made more than 75 corporate donations and also gives employees an extra eight hours of paid time off a year for volunteering during a work day.
Consigli has grown to more than 1,000 employees in recent years with eight offices in New England and one office in the Washington D.C. area.
Check out the May issue of ENR New England to learn more about Consigli and to find out where the firm ranks on this year's Top Contractor list,