Beacon News

Beacon President's Message, October 2022

I hope your fall is going well. October is a great month here in the Boston area. Foliage is at its peak, the weather is crisp and clear, and there are plenty of great outdoor activities going on. On a beautiful Sunday earlier this month, my wife and I went to see the New England Patriots play the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium. It was a great all-around game by the Pats, who won 29-0, led by their rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe who did a fantastic job in his first NFL start. To top things off, the Patriots wore their vintage bright red uniforms and throwback helmets for the first time in many years, thanks to an NFL rule change (see photos below). However, what really made the day fun was watching the game with our long-time friends Pat and Marianne Tompkins.

The throwback uniforms and helmets featuring the old team logo ("Pat The Patriot") reminded me just how fast time flies by and how important it is to make the most of every day. The Patriots were wearing those same red uniforms when my friend Pat and I attended high school back in the 1980s. Faster than I would like, 35+ years have flown by, and Pat and I have both been working in the construction industry for 25+ years. Pat is a co-founder of CTA Construction based in Waltham, MA, now a well-established construction company specializing in schools, government buildings, apartment complexes, and other large projects.

As Beacon Consulting Group finishes up its 20th year in business, I am extremely proud of the high-quality team we have built. Beacon's Construction Consulting team members range in age from their early 20's to 60+ years young, with a wide range of professional experience and construction-related expertise. Every day, I see our team members working hard on behalf our clients, always striving for the best possible outcome on each project. We work in an industry which can be somewhat unpredictable and fluid at times, often traveling and working long hours to help turn around troubled construction projects which have faced a wide variety of complex challenges. Every day, I am inspired by the positive outlook, maturity, sense of humor, and competence that our team members bring to each assignment. I am truly grateful to be working with so many great people.

Please check out Beacon's October E-news for construction industry news, project profiles, and personnel updates. As always, please Contact Beacon if we can help you with any construction consulting, surety claims, or other construction-related need. We promise to bring our "A-game" to every project!

Sincerely, Dennis O'Neill
President, Beacon Consulting Group, Inc.

*Please click on photos below to see larger versions & captions.