Construction Today - November 2017 - 84
Institutional | AGOSTINI AND BACON
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AGOSTINI AND BACON HAVE PROVED THEIR CAPABILITY TO TAKE ON LARGE PROJECTS. BY TIM O'CONNOR
and Bacon completed
two major school projects in
Massachusetts in the past year.
hen the owners of Agostini
Construction and Bacon Construction decided to rebrand
to give each of the separate
but entwined companies a more focused
identity, the hope was that both businesses
would be better able to take on larger projects. Two years later, the plan is working.
Both firms specialize in public construction in Massachusetts and Rhode
Island, primarily schools, but Agostini was
repositioned as a firm focused on construction management projects while Bacon
remained a dedicated general contractor.
Demand for the construction manager
at-risk approach to building has been on
the rise for several years and by dedicating
Agostini to that kind of work the owners believed they would showcase its competency.
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"We got involved in a lot of smaller construction manager projects to really prove
that we can provide those CM services,"
Marketing Manager Kerrie Puglia says. "A
lot of owners and architects were satisfied
Agostini and Bacon
* Revenue: $150 million
* Employees: 125
* Specia y: School construction
"They're involved in every job
at we do and ey eally push
everybody to do eir best on e
- Kerrie Puglia, assistant project manager
with how we handled those smaller jobs,
which is what led to the large projects."
Several of those large projects occurred
in the past year. In July, Agostini and Bacon
completed Scituate Middle School, in
Scituate, Mass. The school was a $55 million,
130,000-square-foot addition to an existing
Last spring, the companies also completed the $90 million construction of
the new Plymouth South High School
in Plymouth, Mass. The project included
a 250,000-square-foot school building,
renovations to an existing football stadium
and track, new playing fields and an on-site
wastewater treatment facility.
Agostini and Bacon's involvement with
those projects was made possible because of
its stellar reputation among past clients. Its