Kyle Perry
By Kyle Perry
on March 21, 2022
The best construction safety managers are made from persons that have field experience, an eye for detail, and a passion for creating and maintaining a culture centered around safety.  This role is a ...
Matt Sluter
By Matt Sluter
on February 07, 2022
The days are growing shorter and there is already a chill in the air. As New Englanders, we know what this means, we are sliding down that slippery hill towards winter. While it would be nice to ...
Kyle Perry
By Kyle Perry
on April 13, 2021
PROVIDENCE - This past Monday, April 12th, New England Construction hosted a Topping Off Ceremony to celebrate the placing of the last steel beam on the new upcoming Providence Community Health ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on March 18, 2021
PROVIDENCE – New England Construction, a family-owned construction company based in Rumford, is currently building Providence Community Health Center's 9th location. With this project, NEC is proud ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on January 11, 2021
Some state and local governments are requiring that every construction project have a COVID-19 section in their safety programs. In order to satisfy this requirement, CRM has developed this document.
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on January 11, 2021
2020 exposed a country divided. The racial inequality highlighted during the pandemic, the protests, and the election season forced all of us to look within, question what we know, how we operate, ...
Matt Sluter
By Matt Sluter
on October 18, 2019
“Success demands singleness of purpose.” - Vince Lombardi Coach Lombardi uses just a few words in this quote, but truly hits the nail on the head. When we consider building the success of businesses ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on August 30, 2019
Ongoing training and development is a key goal for our team at NEC and when we began to plan a new round of opportunities for learning for our Operations Team we delighted to get invited to Rens ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on August 30, 2019
“Moses Brown exists to inspire the inner promise of each student and instill the utmost care for learning, people, and place.”
George Malakidis, VP of Operations
By George Malakidis, VP of Operations
on August 30, 2019
The number one key to success in managing a construction project, of any kind is not the materials used, not the budget in place, or even the act of actually putting up the structure but listening. ...
Chris Fortmuller
By Chris Fortmuller
on July 25, 2019
I am excited to take you along with me to our job site, 4 Plaza Way, and give you a glimpse of my work here at NEC. Check it it below!
Kade Woolverton
By Kade Woolverton
on July 11, 2019
Every summer our Interns take over the NEC Blog to share their adventures with you!! We're kicking that off now with a welcome from Kade Woolverton. We're excited to see what the weeks ahead hold in ...
At New England Construction, when I first shared that my husband and I were expecting, the love and support we received from my ‘work family’ was overwhelming! I felt extremely blessed to work in a ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on March 11, 2019
There’s a chill in the air (most days at least!) so it’s hard to focus on anything related to our projects aside from keeping the job sites warm & working and forecasting the snow potential, but ...
Amy Grenga, Director of Human Resources
By Amy Grenga, Director of Human Resources
on February 06, 2019
When you become part of the New England Construction team, your opportunities are endless. If you are a dedicated and driven individual who is ready to move your career in a positive direction, New ...
Cevan James L.
By Cevan James L.
on August 28, 2018
Episode 6 of the Summer Intern Vlog is here, the FINAL EPISODE! I reflect on my internship here at NEC as my final week comes to a close. Come tune in!
Kelsey Hastings
By Kelsey Hastings
on August 14, 2018
Episode 5 of the Summer Intern Vlog is here! I reflect on my internship here at NEC as my final week comes to a close. Come tune in!
Cevan James L.
By Cevan James L.
on August 01, 2018
Episode 4 of the Summer Intern Vlog is here! I discuss one of my major projects for the summer, along with some new content that's in the works! Thanks for tuning in!
Kelsey Hastings
By Kelsey Hastings
on July 18, 2018
Episode 3 of the Summer Intern Vlog is here! Take a listen as I talk about the challenges of the unexpected during an internship. Thank you for tuning in!
Cevan James L.
By Cevan James L.
on July 05, 2018
Episode 2 of the Summer Intern Vlog is here! I discuss company culture, job fit, and my onboarding experience with New England Construction. Thank you for tuning in!
Kelsey Hastings
By Kelsey Hastings
on June 20, 2018
Our Summer Intern Vlog starts NOW! We embrace the family this week as I dive into my introduction to the NEC team. 
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on April 03, 2018
There are many tales told about the search for the perfect fit. Goldilocks was trying to find the bed that was just right. The Prince traveled the country side with a glass slipper in his hand ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on April 03, 2018
When it comes to metaphors, never has the phrase “diving into the deep end of the pool” been more appropriate than in the case of our construction of the Pods Swimming Facility in East Providence, ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on March 28, 2018
Do you need a personal user manual? We all have our unique gifts.  We also have preferred settings that generate optimum productivity and flow.  Why not share our idiosyncrasies and preferred working ...
Matt Sluter
By Matt Sluter
on November 01, 2017
The days are growing shorter and there is already a chill in the air. As New Englanders, we know what this means, we are sliding down that slippery hill towards winter. While it would be nice to ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on October 18, 2017
Making the decision to expand your business is one that obviously requires a lot of forethought. You set goals with your managers, speak with your shareholders, and even discuss the pro’s and con’s ...
Getting Started! From an employer’s perspective, preparation is one of the most critical aspects to the success of a career fair.
Dan Loureiro
By Dan Loureiro
on September 13, 2017
Senior year goes by faster than the other years. The material seems easier but that is only because the knowledge and ability has grown throughout the years. The work in your courses become second ...
Bodlaire Pinthiere
By Bodlaire Pinthiere
on August 30, 2017
The end of my time at New England Construction is here and it has been quite the ride. Today marks the last day of my internship here and the last week of my summer. On one hand I’m looking forward ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on August 23, 2017
It’s finally the end of the road, senior year. After all my time here I sit back and reflect on all the things I did this summer and try to collect all my thoughts as I go back to school.
Bodlaire Pinthiere
By Bodlaire Pinthiere
on August 16, 2017
With an increasingly competitive job market students are looking for ways to get a leg up on the competition. Internships are a great way to get relevant job experience related to your field of study ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on August 09, 2017
Well, it’s finally junior year and we are approaching the finish line of the summer. Only a couple more weeks left to learn all I can and help as much as I can. My constantly changing duties at New ...
Bodlaire Pinthiere
By Bodlaire Pinthiere
on August 02, 2017
July has come and gone and August is here. The bulk of the summer has passed and as time is winding down you start planning and thinking about what is the next step in your future. Most people going ...
Dan Loureiro
By Dan Loureiro
on July 26, 2017
When sophomore year starts the training wheels come off. Expectations and responsibilities are high and the pressure is on. Sophomore year classes no longer give you the benefit of the doubt, or let ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on July 19, 2017
You know it has been awhile now since I started working for the summer. We are about halfway through my summer at New England Construction so it’s almost like sophomore year. At this point you’re ...
Bodlaire Pinthiere
By Bodlaire Pinthiere
on July 12, 2017
Familiarity. I’ve always looked forward to the middle of all processes and sophomore year of college is the definition of middle.The middle is great in my opinion. There are less nerves when compared ...
Dan Loureiro
By Dan Loureiro
on July 05, 2017
Major transitions in life always bring us excitement and anxiousness.The summer after high school graduation I was filled with these two emotions as I awaited my freshman year of college. As a ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on June 27, 2017
Starting out at a new job site almost feels like the first day of your freshman year of college again. You don’t really know anyone and you just want to be able to find your role in it all. Now this ...
Bodlaire Pinthiere
By Bodlaire Pinthiere
on June 21, 2017
You know that feeling you get on the first day at a new school?  You know the one where all you can think about are different ways you can fail and creating scenarios that are pretty much impossible? ...
In 1985,David Sluter founded New England Construction as a family owned company built upon three major guiding principles – integrity, excellence, and commitment.  Well, 32 years later, Matt Sluter, ...
Suzette Joseph
By Suzette Joseph
on May 18, 2017
“Buyout” is the transitional time between the preconstruction and the construction phases of a project. It is during buyout that purchase orders and subcontracts are issued. Working closely with ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on May 04, 2017
Spring Fever is settling in here in New England as the days get longer, the sun shines brighter and the frost has faded away. This is a great time of the year to plan a road trip. Of course when you ...
Lauren Letellier
By Lauren Letellier
on April 19, 2017
As a Contract Administrator I get the pleasure of handling many different roles within the company here at New England Construction. Although the word is in my title, my duties don’t just involve ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on April 06, 2017
Ever see that movie “She’s Just Not That Into You”?  You know the part where Drew Barrymore is exhausted from the effort it takes to date in the digital age?  This 50 second monologue describes what ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on March 24, 2017
What do you get when you put 1100 Professional Women in a room at the 20th Annual Bryant University Women’s Summit?  10 NEC women found out on Friday, March 17th.  You get access to the free exchange ...
Ethan Sluter
By Ethan Sluter
on February 27, 2017
Year-end for construction finance professionals:  the bane of our existence.  Trying to complete all of the year end tasks along with all of our day-to-day responsibilities can make this time of year ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on February 27, 2017
Many images come to mind when you think about an automobile showroom in general. Most involve a clear, crisp look that showcases the vehicles for sale. You might also think about a comfortable, ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on February 27, 2017
To say that New England Construction is a family company is certainly an understatement. Our founders and owners want each employee to feel that they are a real part of the Sluter Family. And while ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on January 26, 2017
There’s a chill in the air (most days at least!) so it’s hard to focus on anything related to our projects aside from keeping the job sites warm & working and forecasting the snow potential, but ...
Melissa Ferrell
By Melissa Ferrell
on January 11, 2017
2017, a new year, and a new you.  Sound familiar?  It’s that time of year when we set our resolutions and hear that little voice in the back of our heads saying, “This is my year!  This is the year I ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on December 28, 2016
In three days we will say goodbye to 2016. Don’t worry, I am not about to take you down a path of complaining about the year that has passed. This topic has already been beaten to death across every ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on December 14, 2016
The recent presidential election was the most contentious and divisive I have experienced in my 50+ years of following them.  It set new lows for civility, decency and veracity. About half of the ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on November 30, 2016
Leadership Team Initiatives.  Annual budgets. Department Strategy Wheels. Company Vision Statements. Tactical Objectives.  High level business planning is no longer a fourth quarter task.  Effective ...
Jesslie Ramos
By Jesslie Ramos
on November 16, 2016
A new project just came in! As the Estimating Administrator at New England Construction, this sets my day in action. Each new project proposal requires proper attention to detail and generates a new ...
Amanda L. Marques Callahan
By Amanda L. Marques Callahan
on November 02, 2016
Attention to detail is important in our everyday work and especially important in the renovation of a Ferrari Dealership Showroom, which is one of New England Construction’s active projects. When one ...
John Weber
By John Weber
on October 19, 2016
As soon as a construction schedule is published it is out of date. It is the inherent nature when taking a snapshot in time with something as fluid as construction. We create our “look ahead” ...
Matt Sluter
By Matt Sluter
on October 05, 2016
It’s October.  The leaves are changing and even falling.  The air is crisp and the last remnants of summer are basically gone.  For many of us in Commercial Real Estate in New England, we are poised ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on September 27, 2016
You know your project is a success when the Electrician sends the Project Superintendent a text on the last day that reads “I can’t believe this is our last day on site. Cry emoji. Cry emoji. Cry ...
Kim Sluter
By Kim Sluter
on September 27, 2016
Candid, professional feedback is critical to professional growth. Upon project completion, we often host a “Lessons Learned” meeting with our clients. We celebrate successes and identify challenges ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on September 27, 2016
Often, we pay more attention to the flash and excitement of a project’s golden-shoveled groundbreaking, or the long anticipated ribbon cutting when the client assumes occupancy of a space. But, it is ...
Mike Gorman
By Mike Gorman
on September 27, 2016
This summer, the owners and leadership team at New England Construction decided to implement a new “Summer Friday Program” for our office staff. The expectation was made that our hard working staff ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on September 21, 2016
I was watching the CBS news program Face the Nation on a recent Sunday morning when I heard the phrase “The Tyranny of the Inbox.”  The speaker used the phrase in the context of a discussion about ...
The 2016 Summer Internship Program at NEC has finished its final inning and come to a bittersweet close. I am excited to share that it was an overall homerun! A successful program is a two-way street ...
Brendan Pickett
By Brendan Pickett
on August 24, 2016
With the count at 3-2, this is bound to be the last pitch of the at-bat, unless a foul ball is hit.  By now, I know exactly what pitch to throw to get the strikeout.  I've learned a lot during this ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on August 17, 2016
This is it. I could walk, strikeout, or get a hit. I’m shaking because I know the team is looking to me to win this game for us. If I mess up, I could be shunned in the locker room. I know what I ...
Brendan Pickett
By Brendan Pickett
on August 10, 2016
The count is at 2-2, and it’s time to come through with a big pitch on the mound.  An out here would be key in winning this game.  This has been a great at-bat, with both the batter and I really ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on August 03, 2016
The at-bat is taking a toll on the pitcher, and myself as well, but I feel like the more I have him throw, the better advantage I have on him. The count is all evened up at 2-2 and I can see the ...
Brendan Pickett
By Brendan Pickett
on July 27, 2016
Now with a 2-1 count, I’m entering the most crucial pitches of the at-bat. I must perform my best to close out this batter, and the game. At my internship, I’ve recently been called upon to help out ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on July 20, 2016
The count is 2-1 now, and I feel like I’m ready for anything coming my way. I step into the box and wait for the pitcher once again. The pitcher seems frustrated that I’m not biting on any of his ...
Brendan Pickett
By Brendan Pickett
on July 13, 2016
I’ve spent my first two pitches getting a feel for the batter, and now it’s time to really deliver in the big moment. At NEC, I’m fully caught up with everyday life in the office and at the job site, ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on July 06, 2016
By now I’ve seen some of the pitcher’s stuff. The more and more I observe his windup the more I feel like I can knock these runs in. I just keep trying to predict what he is going to come with next. ...
Brendan Pickett
By Brendan Pickett
on June 29, 2016
After delivering my first pitch to the batter, I am beginning to settle in on the mound, feeling better about my next pitch.  At the office, I am getting a good feel for the atmosphere and culture ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on June 22, 2016
As I step out of the box for a second to catch my breath, the nerves start to settle, and I finally feel myself becoming more confident. I feel like I am finally settling in, and picking up on things ...
Brendan Pickett
By Brendan Pickett
on June 15, 2016
It’s a sunny day in May, warmer than usual — the perfect day to get my first steps on the pitcher’s mound, and my first steps through the door at New England Construction. The pitcher before me just ...
Blake Fitzgerald
By Blake Fitzgerald
on June 09, 2016
You ever feel like the batter on deck, just waiting for your shot to step up to the plate? Well that’s what I felt like ever since I got my internship offer letter. I waited and waited just to get my ...
How to Run a Successful Internship Program To ensure a successful summer at NEC, we are running a robust internship program.  As their coach, it is important for me to see that process through. ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on April 27, 2016
New England Construction works with landlords and tenants on a variety of projects ranging from preconstruction to design/build to construction management. Often, these projects require the ...
Brett Bonina
By Brett Bonina
on April 13, 2016
Constructing and renovating active retail and commercial buildings is no easy task. The contractors, owners, architects, and tenants involved all need to be conscious of each other’s timeline, ...
George Malakidis, VP of Operations
By George Malakidis, VP of Operations
on March 08, 2016
Developing and renovating a retail shopping center is no easy task. Although developing a shopping center may be rich with opportunity for potential owners and investors, it is equally rich with ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on January 13, 2016
As a business owner, I work at growing wealth by investing in my core business – commercial construction.  I also recognize the need to diversify my investments to manage risk.  I look at investing ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on November 12, 2015
Those of us who have experienced rapid growth or contraction understand the difficulty and impacts of managing our businesses through these periods of dramatic change. As managers, we all must make ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on October 20, 2015
 We all have peer relationships that add value and richness to our lives. As friends and teammates can share experiences, provide support and give advice. As a business owner, finding valuable peer ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on October 05, 2015
What are we to make of the recent events surrounding China? The bursting of their stock market bubble; the slowing growth; the devaluation of the yuan; last week’s state visit to the US by Premier Xi ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on September 15, 2015
How often do we take the time to be introspective? A useful definition of introspection is self-contemplation; self-examination; the contemplation of one’s own conduct, thoughts, desires, emotions. ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on September 02, 2015
Rhode Island is known for many wonderful things – a great place to live, fantastic beaches, Newport and great restaurants to name a few.
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on August 25, 2015
The stock market fluctuations the past few days has many holding their breath and wondering what the impact on the economy will be. I am not an economist but after experiencing three recessions, I ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on August 20, 2015
What is a delivery system? A delivery system is a method to undertake or deliver a construction project. The most popular delivery systems include design-bid-build, design-build and construction ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on August 05, 2015
  What is leadership? Anyone who has led a family, an organization or has been led by others has their own understanding of what leadership means. I am not sure one can easily define leadership with ...
David Sluter
By David Sluter
on July 22, 2015
  After thirty years in business, it has been fun to reflect a bit on the past successes and great relationships that we have developed and enjoyed with our partners – employees, customers, vendors, ...