Posted on January 11, 2021
Calling it a market differentiator, BOND Brothers, Inc. (BOND), a premier family of companies providing the Northeast with construction management and general contracting services, introduces a third company: BOND Mechanical Construction, LLC (BOND Mechanical). The mechanical service offering joins BOND Building Construction (BOND Building) and BOND Civil & Utility Construction (BOND Civil & Utility) and establishes BOND as the only competitor in the Northeast market offering all three services.
“This is certainly a differentiator because you’re never going to find a company that provides all the services that we do,” said Tony Bond. “Adding a mechanical component further cements our commitment to the power, energy and industrial markets. BOND Mechanical allows us to provide added value and expertise to our clients and enhances our ability to deliver projects with ownership at each step – from the mechanical, to the civil, to the management aspect.”
BOND Mechanical will be led by Kenneth Durr, an industry veteran, who will serve as President of the new company. Durr’s former role as president and chief operating officer of a family-led mechanical construction company for more than two decades brings a wealth of technical and local expertise in the Tri-State Region where BOND Mechanical is headquartered.
“We believe that BOND Mechanical will be able to successfully collaborate with BOND’s other companies on both existing clients and markets and new opportunities,” said Durr. “This added service emphasizes the BOND Companies’ abilities to address the needs of specialized markets and to seamlessly deliver safe, high quality work, on time and on budget.”
Rounding out the BOND Mechanical leadership team will be longtime associates of Durr: Frank Heidinger, Vice President of Operations, and Stacey Dillon, Vice President of Estimating & Purchasing. With more than 40 years of experience in the mechanical construction industry, Heidinger is an active leader who has earned the respect of management and unionized labor throughout the region. Dillon is a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, who has worked alongside Durr and Heidinger since she first came to America, working her way up from intern to leading BOND Mechanical’s team of estimators on all major projects.
“Frank and Stacey are as talented a duo as you’re going to find in the mechanical construction field,” said Durr. “They’re smart, savvy, dedicated and through the years, they have developed a track record and level of trust that is second to none. They know the industry and its people inside and out, so we’ll be able to continue leveraging that expertise for BOND Mechanical. We’re lucky to have them both.”
BOND Mechanical will operate out of the BOND offices located in New York City and will serve clients primarily in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut regions. BOND established its New York City office in 2015, and currently services clients such as ConEdison, National Grid, Brooksville Companies and the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey.
“Our model will be focused on existing facilities, relationships, solving problems, getting in there and making the lives of our clients easier,” said Durr. “We’re bringing safety, quality and confidence to the table. Being able to perform everything under the BOND banner and not having to subcontract out can’t be underestimated. It greatly enhances our ability to provide value and expertise for our clients.”
BOND thrives on complex and schedule-sensitive work, and the newly formed BOND Mechanical marks the company’s commitment to servicing its existing clients and building new business relationships.
“This is part of the long-range growth strategy for BOND,” said Bond. “It is the first new venture for us in such a fashion and really the first time we’ve ever started a new company like this. It’s a win-win for our clients and solidifies BOND as a major competitor in this market.”
Posted on May 13, 2020
As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic globally and as a nation, BOND’s first concern is for the health and safety of our employees, our clients, our construction partners, and our communities where we work. In response to this crisis, we have instituted rigorous jobsite and workplace policies to stop the spread of the coronavirus. These policies will serve as the foundation for our commitment to a safe and healthy environment in order to deliver our services successfully. We will continue to adhere to the local and federal guidelines and monitor COVID-19 to get through this crisis.
Safety and Wellness Protocols
BOND Building Construction, Inc. and BOND Civil & Utility Construction, Inc. jobsites are supported by safety and operations professionals who will implement and execute the following preventions on all BOND projects. It is expected that all BOND employees and construction partners adhere to these requirements as the new standard now and in the future. The protocols are as follows (and not limited to):
• Daily Wellness Checks
• Strict Adherence to “No Working If You Are Sick”
• Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Mandatory Social Distancing
• Frequent Hand Washing and Hand Sanitizing
• Disinfecting of Work/Common Areas, Surfaces, Equipment, Tools, Vehicles
• Daily Toolbox Talks/Trainings and Communications Promoting Safety and Wellness
• Employee Assistance Programming and Support
Community and Industry Accountability
The BOND Companies will continue to be active industry partners through associations and trade groups representing our employees, peer groups and collaborators to stay informed and have a seat at the table as work policies change and develop. In addition, we will remain available to our local communities and healthcare client groups during this crisis to provide support and assistance. Essential construction and critical power and energy infrastructure work will continue to be a priority for our teams to strengthen our cities, towns, neighborhoods, campuses, and roadways.
Thank you to all of our employees, clients, subcontractors, suppliers, and construction partners for your dedication and commitment. We appreciate all that you do.
Posted on September 26, 2018
(Bronx, NY) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, recently celebrated the grand opening of its New York City office, located at 34 Marconi Street in the Bronx. Special guest speaker Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the New York Building Congress welcomed BOND to the city along with clients, business partners, colleagues and employees.
Leading the office is Dan Foppiano, BOND’s Regional Manager of NYC. He will work closely with Tony Bond, President of Civil & Utility to foster new clients in the oil & gas, electric transmission & distribution, power generation and civil infrastructure markets.
“This is an exciting time for construction in the Bronx and surrounding communities,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO, New York Building Congress. “BOND serves a valuable role delivering safe and reliable utilities to New York City residents and is a critical part of the tremendous construction growth the Bronx has been experiencing. We welcome this great New England company to ‘Yankee Country’ and are thrilled to see their investment in the Bronx and New York City!”
“We look forward to our new home base in New York City,” said Kane Cuddy, BOND’s Chief Operating Officer, Civil & Utility. “We’ve established many successful client relationships and business partnerships throughout the region. Demand for our utility infrastructure services in the city has grown in this booming economy and our new office will allow us to better respond to the complex needs of our clients.”
Some of BOND’s NYC clients include ConEdison, National Grid, Port Authority of New York/New Jersey and Bloom Energy. Recent projects include ConEdison’s Bronx 16 Inlet Gas Pipeline, the Port Authority NY/NJ Gate Valve, National Grid’s Chelsea Gate as well as others.
For more information on BOND’s New York service offerings, please contact Dan Foppiano, Regional Manager, NYC, BOND at email@example.com or 857-301-3278.
Posted on March 26, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces that its CEO, Edward A. Bond, Jr. has been inducted to the National Academy of Construction (NAC) 2017 class.
Bond received this distinguished honor for his significant contributions to the construction industry along with his strong leadership abilities and integrity. He was cited by the Academy as a consummate professional and recognized leader in the built environment whose vision continues to guide BOND, a century-old construction firm.
As a member of the NAC, Bond joins over 200 distinguished leaders from every segment of the engineering and construction industry. He will contribute ideas and solutions to support the industry today in areas such as technology, project delivery procedures, safety, communications, cost and schedule management effectiveness.
“This is indeed an honor to be recognized by the NAC,” said Edward A. Bond, Jr., BONDâ€™s CEO. “It’s rewarding to work alongside leaders whom I’ve admired throughout my career and give back to an industry my family has been a part of for several generations.”
Bond has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry and is the fourth generation of family managing BOND. The company has grown steadily since he assumed the role of CEO in 1984 and is one of the leading construction firms in the Northeast. Bond has taken great pride building a client-focused, family-driven culture with a true sense of caring for employees and community. His catch phrase “our word is our bond” exemplifies his dedication to establishing shared values of integrity, respect and trust throughout the organization.
Bond received a BA from New England College, an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a Master of Education from Cambridge College. He is an alumnus of the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School and the Advanced Management Development Program at Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has received many awards including the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), recognizing his long-term contributions to the construction industry. He has served on many industry committees and boards including Boston Society of Architects, Massachusetts Building Congress, New England College, Society for the Advancement of Consulting, Society for Marketing Professionals Services, St. John’s Prep and Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is the current Chancellor of the College of Fellows for the CMAA.
Posted on March 1, 2018
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, celebrated the Grand Opening of its new company headquarters located at 10 Cabot Road in Medford, Massachusetts. Prior to this move, BOND was headquartered in Everett.
The new location provides a highly-collaborative environment for both BOND’s Building and Civil & Utility Divisions to work together. This collective in-house expertise and technology supports its clients in delivering complex projects.
“We are extremely pleased with our new space that is open, dynamic and highly-energized,” said Robert Murray, President of BOND. “We are proud to open the doors of our new Medford office, which represents the next step in our growth strategy. This is an exciting time for our employees, clients and partners as we continue to build and strengthen our company for the future.”
“Our newly expanded office signifies the tremendous success BOND has experienced in its core markets,” said Edward A. Bond, Jr., CEO of BOND. “The new headquarters is an important investment in our employees and clients as we foster increased collaboration and innovation.”
Posted on October 13, 2017
(Boston, MA)– BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility, and energy construction firm, today celebrated the unveiling of Wentworth Institute of Technology’s BOND Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Laboratory. The ribbon cutting event was held with BOND CEO Edward A. Bond Jr., a Wentworth Trustee emeritus and key philanthropist. It was attended by members of the university community and the BOND team, including executives, alumni, and the company’s VDC Department.
The BOND VDC Lab is a dedicated, interdisciplinary project and classroom space that brings student teams together in the field of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and the built environment. It features innovative equipment and advanced technology in a flexible, open-spaced setting. The lab will be shared with students and faculty from multiple majors, such as civil engineering, architecture, and the College of Professional and Continuing Education.
The BOND VDC Lab will have an immeasurable impact on the Wentworth community, said the university’s president, Zorica Pantic. She said the new space will help more than 500 students each year prepare for the complex design and construction challenges they face upon graduating from Wentworth. “We are grateful to BOND for making this happen.”
“We are honored to support Wentworth and advance the futures of our next generation of construction and design professionals,” said Edward A. Bond Jr. “This new lab gives students and faculty the tools they need to more efficiently plan, design, and construct building projects and infrastructure.”
BOND has a long-standing relationship with the Wentworth alumni community and student co-op program. The company has a corporate philosophy of integrating VDC into all of its projects, and pioneered the use of laser-scanning technologies to help clients build more efficiently in the A/E/C marketplace.
Posted on March 6, 2017
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm celebrates the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Week, March 5-11, 2017. The company will participate in a series of events held by the NAWIC Boston Chapter to enhance and recognize the success of women in the construction industry.
As part of the celebration, the company will feature several outstanding women at BOND on its website throughout the week at www.bondbrothers.com/careers/employee-spotlight. Employee spotlights will showcase the diverse range of opportunities available to women in the construction industry such as leadership roles, project management, project engineering and virtual design and construction.
“BOND is proud to employ so many exceptional women throughout our company,” said Kathy Freitas, Director of People Strategies. “We are excited to celebrate WIC Week to honor the success of these women and to encourage others to realize that construction is a viable and rewarding career path.”
To kick off the week, BOND sponsored NAWIC Boston’s Past President’s Panel, held at Wentworth Institute of Technology. The event focused on the achievements of women in the construction industry, featuring some of the industry’s top professionals. In addition, the company is supporting two other NAWIC Boston events. One is a company-wide clothing drive to support UnCommon Threads, a local charity that helps disadvantaged women boost confidence through career styling. The other is a Habitat for Humanity event on March 11th in Northborough, Massachusetts. Information on these events can be found by visiting www.nawicboston.org/events.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. Sixteen women working in the construction industry founded it in 1953. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network. Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction. Today, NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service and more. For more information, please visit http://www.nawic.org/.
Posted on December 19, 2016
(Providence, RI)– BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, announces the launch of its Professional Learning Exchange program, BOND-PLX. Through a partnership with the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE), the BOND-PLX offers an educational forum for minority and women business owners to learn construction industry best practices and business management. The program is based out of BOND’s Providence, Rhode Island office.
BOND-PLX offers a variety of courses designed to help small businesses achieve growth, improve quality and develop new strategic relationships. The program kicks off early 2017 with an eight-week curriculum including the following: How to Win Work, Daily Operations, Bonding & Insurance, Estimating, Safety Training and Lean Construction.
“We are honored to partner with BOND to launch the PLX forum, designed to help small businesses in the construction industry,” said Susan Rittscher, President & CEO at the Center for Women & Enterprise. “This program is extremely beneficial to women and minority entrepreneurs, providing the tools they need to develop professional success, personal growth and financial independence. We look forward to collaborating with BOND on this exciting new program.”
The BOND-PLX is uniquely set up for businesses that work closely with construction firms such as general contractors, subcontractors and related industry consultants. Courses will be taught by top professionals from BOND and CWE with hands-on knowledge and expertise in both business management and construction projects. Classes will be held one or two evenings per week at BOND’s Providence office located at One Cedar Street, Suite 100, Providence, RI 02903.
“The construction industry has experienced significant growth and offers excellent business advancement,” said Kim Silvestri, Project Executive at BOND. “I’ve been fortunate throughout my career to be surrounded by strong leadership and mentors. I look forward to helping others pursue their business goals.”
“BOND-PLX fulfills a strong need in the Rhode Island community for educational programs that promote economic advancement,” said Dan Ramos, BONDâ€™s Regional Manager, Providence, Rhode Island. “BOND has a strong group of dedicated professionals in our new Providence office that are passionate about our industry and giving back to our community. This program benefits us all.”
For more information on upcoming classes and registration please contact Kim Silvestri, Project Executive at BOND at 401-383-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Center for Women & Enterprise
Established in 1995, the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase their professional success, personal growth, and financial independence. CWE also operates the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC of NE) that equips veteran and active duty service members and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses
As New England’s leading organization for women entrepreneurs, we work hard to ensure that all women, regardless of their economic status, are provided access to our programs and services. CWE offers scholarships to disadvantaged clients while fostering influential relationships for successful business women at the other end of the financial spectrum.
The Center for Women & Enterprise provides education, training, resources and connections to women (and men) through Centers in Boston, MA; Westborough, MA; Nashua, NH; Providence, RI; Burlington, VT; and Community Classrooms throughout New England.
In addition, CWE is the New England affiliate for Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), serving as their certification arm for women-owned businesses. WBENC Certification is nationally recognized in helping established women business owners access new corporate contracts with organizations that are actively seeking supplier diversity.
To learn more about CWE visit, www.CWEonline.org. Find CWE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CenterforWomenandEnterprise, Twitter at www.twitter.com/CWETalk and LinkedIn, Friends of Center for Women & Enterprise.
Posted on October 3, 2016
(Boston, MA) – BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm announces the hiring of Richard Small as Chief Financial Officer. Rich is an important addition to the firm’s executive team as the company continues to expand its offerings and capabilities across the Northeast footprint. He brings more than 25 years of financial management experience to BOND. His proven leadership and ability to implement management systems and drive profitability and growth provides strong value.
Prior to joining BOND, Rich served as CFO for Abt Associates, a world-leading research firm in Cambridge. He also held leadership positions for some of New England’s top technology and consulting firms. He is experienced in all aspects of finance, accounting, strategy development and implementation, contracts, procurement and business administration.
“Rich’s extensive experience in financial management is strongly aligned with BOND’s strategic growth plan, and we are excited to have him on board,” said Robert Murray, BOND President. “As CFO, he will strengthen our financial infrastructure and tighten management systems and reporting processes as the company continues to work toward its business goals and objectives.”
Rich holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Posted on September 26, 2016
Governor Baker recently signed House Bill No. 4568– an act to promote energy diversity into law for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This bi-partisan legislation passed the House by a remarkable 157-1 vote. By mandating hydro, wind, and solar power generation energy projects for Massachusetts, this legislation is intended to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. It also encourages clean energy technology development while providing utility-scale developments aimed at driving down the capital costs of construction.
Some of the highlights of the bill include:
- Development of 1600 megawatts of offshore wind generation
- Development of approximately 1200 megawatts of onshore wind, hydro and solar photovoltaic (PV) generation
- Establishment of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which enables commercial and industrial property owners to finance comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades that are repaid through a property tax assessment on their building(s)
- Establish the impacts and promulgate the rules for remediation of Grade 3 natural gas leaks
- Set targets for utility companies to procure commercially viable and cost-effective energy storage systems
The clean energy solicitations will be completed over the course of the next year with full implementation targeted over the next 8 -10 years.
This is a vital time for our industry. BOND will continue to move forward with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and our business partners for energy diversification. While there are different timelines for enacting each of these requirements, BOND’s industry expertise makes us uniquely qualified to provide the development and support services to the utilities, engineers and project developers who will meet these legislative requirements.
If you’d like to continue this conversation, please feel free to contact our energy leaders, Dennis Keough, PE, Vice President, Power Generation and Tim Peer, PE, Vice President, District Energy, BOND Brothers, Inc.