Beacon News

President's Message, December 2023

It's hard to believe that 2023 is almost done! I'd like to say a big Thank You to all of our clients who put their trust in Beacon this year and to all of our incredible staff members who have worked so hard to make this year a successful one for our company.

For Beacon Consulting Group, 2023 was a special year. Not only did we celebrate our 20th Anniversary, but we also had one of our busiest years yet, added new staff members, and worked on interesting construction consulting assignments across the U.S. Since our inception in 2003, Beacon has strived to be a leader in the U.S. Construction Consulting field. We have done this by hiring and developing the best possible staff, building repeatable systems for managing and turning around construction projects, and offering a focused set of valuable construction-related consulting services.

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Beacon Staff Profile: John Steele, Senior Project Manager / Surety & Construction Consultant

John Steele has more than 30 years of experience working in the construction industry, including over 16 years as a Senior Project Manager and Surety & Construction Consultant at Beacon Consulting Group, Inc. John graduated from Bucknell University with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also earned an MBA from The University of New Orleans. John is a Certified Construction Auditor (CCA) and a certified Construction Controls Professional (CCP). Since joining Beacon's construction consulting team in 2006, John has managed numerous projects for Beacon’s clients, working in many different states across the U.S. Click below for full article...

Navigating Success: The Construction Loan Monitoring Process & Its Benefits for Lenders

By John Yeung, Beacon Vice President, Beacon Consulting Group, Inc.

Beacon Consulting Group has long provided Construction Loan monitoring and related services to leading financial institutions in the U.S. Over the past 15 years, Beacon has developed extensive expertise in this area and has built an experienced team and valuable processes which help our lending institution clients to make well-informed decisions and reduce their risks when it comes to offering and managing construction project loans...

Beacon 2023 Corporate Meeting & Holiday Party: Highlights & Photos

On December 7th and 8th, Beacon's team came together in Boston to celebrate our 20th Anniversary and hold our annual corporate meeting and holiday party. It was a truly memorable two days, with our corporate meeting held at the beautiful Omni Hotel in Boston's Seaport District. The festivities kicked off on Thursday night with great drinks, food, and competitive darts at "The Flight Club." Please click below for full article...

President's Message, November 2023

I hope your Fall is going well. Please check out this month's Beacon E-news for updates on our projects, staff, and general construction news, including a staff profile of Simon Gallagher who joined our team in January of 2023. Another interesting item in this month's newsletter is an article about the incredible "Sphere" arena which opened in Las Vegas recently (with U2 performing the inaugural concert on Sept. 29th). The Sphere is an amazing feat of architecture, construction engineering, and multi-media technology. Not only is it the largest spherical structure in the world, but it also features the largest high-definition LED screen (more than 4 acres in size).

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Project Profile, Nov. 2023

Beacon recently provided Construction Consulting services related to a solar energy project in Orange County, NY. Beacon was retained by a leading Surety company to help evaluate the status of an ongoing Solar Field construction project. The Surety became involved when the electrical subcontractor on the project (the principal) did not complete their contracted work related to the electrical work on the site...

Sphere Las Vegas, Construction News Nov. 2023

You may have seen the amazing video clips and photos on the news (or on social media) about the unique new music and entertainment venue which opened recently in Las Vegas, known simply as "Sphere." The massive spherical structure is covered (inside and out) with high-definition LED screens that can create visually stunning immersive experiences. Sphere officially opened on September 29, 2023 when the Irish Rock band U2 performed there, kicking off U2's 36-show residency at the venue...

Beacon Staff Profile: Simon Gallagher, Construction & Surety Claims Consultant

Simon Gallagher joined Beacon’s team in January of 2023 and has been assisting on a wide range of construction consulting and surety claims projects over the past 10+ months. A native of County Antrim, Ireland, Simon graduated from the University of Dundee in Scotland with an LLB Degree (Bachelor of Laws). As part of Beacon’s team, Simon played a key role in helping to turn around a large lakeside hotel/resort construction project...