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Happy Thanksgiving from Beacon Consulting Group

Our team is thankful for the opportunity to work with so many great clients, friends, and industry partners. On behalf of everyone here at Beacon, I would like to wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, full of good times, laughter, friends, and family.

Happy Veterans Day from Beacon Consulting Group

Happy Veterans Day! Today is one of those National Holidays which really doesn't get the attention it deserves. Even though many of us are working today, it's important to stop, reflect and thank all of the Military Veterans out there (as well as our active duty members of the armed forces) who have fought for the freedom we all enjoy in the U.S...

Team Beacon Takes on Rockaway Beach Triathlon

On Sunday, September 19th Beacon's very own Dennis "The Bionic Man" O’Neill, Kieran "The Rock" O’Connor, and Dan "Iron Man" Newcomb competed in the Rockaway Beach Triathlon in New York City (also known as "The Rock The Beach Triathlon"). To complete the course, competitors had to first swim 1/4 mile (or run 1.5 miles), bike for 12 miles, and then run for 3 miles...

Beacon Staff Profile: Michelle Punch (Medford, MA Office)

Michelle Punch joined Beacon in early 2021. She is a seasoned administrative professional with over 13 years’ experience. She has versatile skills in operations management, project coordination, event planning, and financial reporting. Based in Beacon's Medford, MA office, Michelle supports a wide range of roles...

President's Message / July 2021

I hope your summer is off to a great start. For me, it has been a great relief to be once again participating at in-person industry events. Last week, I was at the Surety Claims Institute's annual meeting in Park City, Utah, as part of a panel discussion covering The False Claims Act. It was wonderful to see many industry friends, partners, and clients after so long. There really is no replacement for in-person discussions, communications, and sharing of ideas. It was also great to spend some downtime after the meeting with my family, including visiting National Parks such as Zion and Bryce Canyon. Such an amazing part of the country! (Please click below for full message)...

Dennis O'Neill Is Featured Speaker on "Surety Today" Podcast Focusing on Construction Technology

Beacon's President Dennis O'Neill was recently the featured speaker on the podcast "Surety Today" hosted by Michael Stover, a partner at the law firm of Wright, Constable & Skeen LLP. The episode, which lasts about 45 minutes, focuses on various new technologies and software used in the construction industry. Dennis started off the interview by providing some interesting facts and figures about the current state of the construction industry in the U.S. He then transitioned into the how the construction industry is now using advanced project management software, remote site monitoring, drones, and other technologies. In the podcast, Dennis also talks about some of the impacts of Covid-19 on the industry and how technology is being used in response...

Beacon Staff Updates - July 2021

Congratulations to Kieran O'Connor, who was recently promoted to Vice President, Southeast U.S. Kieran has been a key team member of Beacon's construction consulting team since joining us 10 years ago. His drive, experience, and deep technical knowledge have helped him to evolve into a true leader... Later this month, we will celebrate a bittersweet event--the retirement of Karen Anderson, who has been a key member of Beacon's team since 2007. Karen, we will truly miss you. But, we will save the goodbyes. laughter, and tears for your retirement party! In recent weeks, we also welcomed a new member to our team, Michelle Punch...

Beacon Staff Profile: Edward Forester, Project Engineer

Edward Forester is an experienced project engineer with the ability to take on a broad range of construction consulting assignments. Since joining Beacon’s team in 2019, Edward has assisted on a number of important construction consulting and surety consulting assignments, including one very high-profile project involving some of the largest bridge renovation projects in North America. A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Edward worked for Beacon in its NYC office until relocating from New York to Galway, Ireland in late 2020. He now lives next to Galway Bay in the heart of the city's historic downtown. From his base in Galway, Edward is playing an active role on Beacon's Europe-based consulting team...