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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...

President's Message / October 2021

I hope you are having a great fall. It's such a beautiful time of year here in the Northeast U.S., where the weather is still mild, but the fall foliage colors are peaking and so many sports and outdoor activities are in full swing. The fall is extremely busy in the construction industry, where there is a race to get many exterior project tasks completed (at least in Northern states) before the snowy weather and freezing temperatures arrive. Beacon is staying very busy, managing a wide variety of interesting construction consulting projects across the U.S. Check out this month's E-news...

Beacon Providing Construction Consulting Services For NYC Police (NYPD) Station Project

Beacon Consulting Group was selected by a leading Surety company to provide construction consulting services related a new police station being built in New York City. The 40th Precinct reconstruction project entails the ground-up construction of a 43,000-sf police station in the Melrose neighborhood of the South Bronx. The site is located about 1.5 miles from Yankee Stadium. Following the default of the original concrete contractor on the project, the Surety retained Beacon to develop a re-let package (and help manage the re-let process) for the project's concrete work...

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...