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The Buzz Online
Published Monday, November 13, 2017


In the Spotlight: Eckman Construction of Bedford, NH was recently honored by The Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT chapter. The construction firm received an Excellence in Construction Award in the category of Institutional Projects valued at $10million + for their work at the New Hampshire Army National Guard’s Regional Training Institute (RTI) and Barracks Facility in Pembroke, NH. The multi-building campus was also awarded with a  Sustainable Building Award. “Eckman took over the RTI project from another general contractor after their contract had been terminated, and that presented a number of challenges,” says Preston Hunter, Vice President, Eckman Construction. “This award is a testament to the teamwork displayed by the architect, Oak Point Associates, personnel from both the State of NH and the Army National Guard as well as Eckman staff to develop and implement solutions that would work to get this project back on track.”


Sealite USA, LLC., American manufacturer of Sealite and Avlite products recently announced the appointment of Jason Larrere as the U.S. sales manager. Larrerre, a former helicopter tour pilot, will be responsible for managing Sealite’s U.S. sales team. “Jason has a demonstrated ability to manage resources within a geographic territory. His results-driven performance record makes him the ideal candidate to understand the requirements of our customers and how the sales team can best serve their aids to navigation needs,” says Tara Stewart, Sealite USA President.


Doug Dean, CEO of Elliot Health System recently announced the appointment of Martha Leighton, MS RN as Elliot Health’s new senior vice president and chief nursing officer. An Elliot employee for more than 22 years, Leighton has her Master’s in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire. “As our Chief Nursing Officer, Martha will share her knowledge, skill and experience with clinical teams throughout the health system while mentoring the nurses who are just beginning their careers”, says Dean. “Martha’s energy and enthusiasm for nursing is evident as she inspires her teams to deliver high quality and compassionate care while focusing on positive patient experiences.  She is a natural leader and very committed to the highest level of nursing practice.”


Raymond construction firm, Jewett Construction recently announced the hiring of Kevin Coyle as senior project manager. With over 20 years of industry experience, Coyle was a former employee of a nationally-ranked ENR Top Contractor and brings both field and office construction management experience to the table. “I am excited to be joining Jewett Construction’s team. I enjoy collaborating to solve problems and to meet or exceed client expectations.  I look forward to developing lasting relationships with new and existing customers in our continued pursuit of excellence in the industry,” Coyle says.


Mason & Rich Professional Association recently announced that Janet Choquette, EA (enrolled agent) has jointed M+R’s team. “Janet is a perfect match for our team. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in trusts, estates and individual taxes, has a vivacious personality and is a straight shooter. To find out more about her visit our website at www.masonrich.com/our-staff and read her profile or call her at 224-2000,” says Jeff Kipperman, M+R’s Managing Director.


Prolman Realty in Nashua recently sold the property at 441 Amherst Street to 441 Amherst Street, LLC. The 7,000 square foot property sold for $800,000. Lisa Ferrari represented the seller, Greenland Farms, LLC.


Super Lawyers New England Magazine recently recognized Paul Chant and Andrew Dean, a partner and associate of Cooper Cargill Chant, PA. Super Lawyers, a Thompson-Reuters business, is a prestigious honor awarded to attorneys who exemplify the highest standards and abilities in areas of law. Chant, who has 30-years’ experience was granted the esteemed award for personal injury practice, on the plaintiff side. Dean, who represents buyers, sellers, and property owners was awarded for commercial real estate.


Raymond construction company, Jewett Construction has been contracted by the Center for Wildlife in York, ME to build a new 16,000 square foot wildlife medical clinic and visitor center. The project’s aim is to provide adequate space for environmental education, wildlife rehabilitation, and conservation education. The wildlife center’s construction is contingent upon capital campaign efforts.


Crotched Mountain Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its board. The organization brought on Raymond Benoit, Henry Veilleux, and Darcy Mitchell to the Crotched Mountain Foundation board of directors. The directors also serve as trustees and hold governance authority over the organization.



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