While lawmakers may have returned to their districts to campaign for re-election, work continues on Beacon Hill. No, not on legislation — but on the restoration of the historic Senate Chamber, located directly below the famed golden dome.
The charming public library building in Jamaica Plain was built in 1909 to serve the local community. Situated next to a much larger municipal building and oriented towards a side street, this neighborhood gem needed some serious polish to stay relevant. It was even unclear to visitors where to enter the building.
Chairman and CEO Francis Colantonio of Colantonio Inc. was one of two Massachusetts industry representatives recently invited to attend the first-of-its-kind State-Federal Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Summit hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on June 25-26, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
He will serve a two-year term and then move into the position of Chair for an additional two-year term. He has been a member of the AGC MA for the past 35 years and a member of the Board of Directors since 2015.
Restoration work included replacement of more than 280 8’ x 10’ windows; repointing and repairing the exterior brick envelope and chimneystack; and structural reinforcement to the roof. The firm replaced the damaged Southern yellow pine cornice roof trim with wood fabricated and cut to match the existing design.
Colantonio Inc. carpenter Bob Wiggins is a favorite among residents of the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly's Golda Meir House, which is undergoing an extensive renovation.
Construction manager Colantonio Inc. was recently selected by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to perform a general renovation of the historic Senate Chamber and associated Senate Lobby of the Massachusetts State House.
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Last week, Senate leaders and an architect unveiled renderings of the soon-to-be remodeled chamber, a project scheduled for completion in January 2019.
Listen to Fran Colantonio and Mike Sanchez, CCO of Shawmut Design and Construction as they visit with Dan Rea on WBZ's NightSide program to discuss lucrative, earn-while-you-learn alternatives to an expensive college education.