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President's Message May 2024

I hope had a great Memorial Day Weekend! The Spring season is flying by. This time of year is extremely busy in the construction industry. In the northern parts of the U.S., work on exterior construction, roadways, and other civil projects accelerates along with the longer days and warmer temperatures. Beacon's team is currently working on a wide range of construction projects across the U.S.

On the east coast, we are consulting on projects from New England to Florida, including several large skyscrapers being built in New York City and an important civil / site work project underway at a U.S. Military Base in Jacksonville, FL (see Beacon's May E-news). In Texas, we are consulting on an apartment complex in San Antonio and a concrete project underway in Dallas. As always, we are also working on a diverse range of assignments for our clients, including Surety Claims Consulting, Funds Control, Construction Loan Monitoring, and Construction Defects Consulting...

Beacon Consulting Group Presents at 2024 Intact Surety Claims Conference

Dennis O'Neill, Beacon's President & Founder, and Sr. Project Manager Elizabeth Paquet presented at this year's Intact Surety Claims Conference. The event was held in Chicago (May 15-16, 2024) and was attended by leadership and staff members from Intact Surety's U.S. and Canada offices, as well as invited guests and consulting partners. Beacon's presentation was focused mainly on construction technology, but also provided an interesting and informative overview of current statistics and trends in the construction industry...

Beacon Team Member Profile: Guido Morfesi, Sr. Construction Consultant

Guido Morfesi joined Beacon's Construction Consulting team in the fall of 2022. Since that time, Guido has been providing project management and construction consulting services for Beacon's clients at multiple projects around the country. Although he is based in Florida, Guido also played a lead role on an important Beacon project located in Ohio through 2023. We caught up with Guido this week to learn more about his background.
When did you start working as a Consultant with Beacon?
It will be 2 years in the Fall. The first project I worked on was located in Cinncinnati, OH...

Project Profile: May 2024

Beacon was recently retained by a leading Surety company to provide construction consulting and construction management services related to an ongoing construction project at a United States Marines facility located on Blount Island (in Jacksonville, FL). Beacon has a long track record of working on military bases across the U.S., as well as at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. The Blount Island Marine Corps Support Facility is one of the United States' newer military installations, but plays a crucial role in global security. Specifically designed for maintenance operations concerning maritime ships utilized by the U.S. Military for rapid deployment and the positioning of Marine troops globally...

Happy Memorial Day 2024

Happy Memorial Day! It's a great weekend to take a breather and spend time with family and friends. We also want to honor and remember all the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives while serving our country. Their service and sacrifice should never be forgotten. On behalf of everyone here at Beacon Consulting Group, I hope you have a fun and relaxing holiday weekend...

Happy Easter & Happy Spring!

It's such a great time of year as the flowers and trees start to bloom and warmer, sunnier days fuel the annual "rebirth" of all things that grow (including us)! On behalf of everyone here at Beacon Consulting Group, I'd like to wish you the very best for the Spring Season and the year ahead.

Best Regards, Dennis O'Neill &
The Beacon Consulting Group Team

President's Message, March 2024

I hope your March is going well! I would like to lead off this month by saying congratulations to Kieran O'Connor, who heads up Beacon's Florida office, and his wonderful wife Erin. The couple welcomed their first baby in late February, Rory Joseph O'Connor. Both Erin and young Rory are doing well! In other staff news, please check out this month's Beacon E-news for a staff profile of Jim Lynch. Jim is a young project engineer who hails from County Kerry Ireland, the same county in Southwest Ireland where my parents grew up. Jim is a hard-working, talented young guy. We are happy to have him onboard...

Beacon Staff Profile: Jim Lynch, Project Engineer

Jim Lynch recently joined Beacon's team as a Project Engineer Trainee. Jim comes to us from Ireland and will be working for Beacon for at least the next year under the U.S. government's J-1 Visa Exchange program. Beacon has long been an employer partner for the J-1 program, which gives young engineers (and other recent grads from outside the U.S.) the opportunity to gain experience working for a U.S. company. The J-1 program also has many other categories (beside graduate trainees), such as camp counselors, au pairs, students, seasonal workers, physicians, teachers, professors, etc...