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AGC Superintendent of the Year Finalist - Ray Pellerin

Southington, October 2010 - Newfield is proud to announce Ray Pellerin as a Finalist for the 2010 AGC Industry Recognition Awards. He awarded this honor at ceremony of his peers held at the Aqua Turf. Construction was not Ray's first choice after High School and Trade School. He was interested in Diesel Mechanics and his first few jobs were for trucking and retail gasoline businesses. But in 1984 when his brother offered him a construction job at the Hydro Electric Plant in Corinth, NY, he accepted and the rest is history. Over the next five years, Ray moved up the ladder from Laborer to Iron Worker...Iron Worker's Lead Man to Iron Worker Foreman...then Carpenter to Carpenter's Foreman. In 1989, Newfield Construction hired Ray as a Carpenter and Iron Worker where he supported projects exceedingly well, working tirelessly to meet demanding deadlines. He was a stand out. In 1994, Ray was promoted to Project Superintendent and he managed his first of many projects, renovation of the Ribicoff Federal Courthouse in downtown Hartford. "The Ribicoff project was proof that Ray could manage difficult projects. He is now one of our go-to guys for projects in occupied buildings and those that include phasing and tight schedules. He keeps our clients happy and we know we can always trust that he will put in the effort to deliver a superior building", according to Damien Davis, Newfield's President. Since that time, Ray has built the 65,000 square foot ECSU Student Center, the new 30,000 square foot LA Fitness at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, the new 15,000 square foot Youth Center at the Groton U.S. Naval Subbase, and a 13-phase renovation/addition of Silas Deane Middle School and two follow-up school projects in Wethersfield. Ray just completed the 190,000 square foot Bloomfield High School, while the building was occupied. As described by Wayne Casper, Facilities Director of the Bloomfield Public Schools, "Ray has expertly balanced the needs of the school with the need to maintain the schedule. His determination to deliver a quality product even when faced with the difficulties found in an older building constructed over various periods of time is commendable.".

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