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H.E. Callahan Acquisition: Press Release

Fri, Jun 10th, 2016 12:00:00 am

H.E. Callahan Construction Co. – 68 years strong

AUBURN, ME – June 8, 2016 – H.E. Callahan Construction Co., one of Maine's oldest General Contractors, announces the sale of the company to Christine Kendall, former employee. Kendall acquired the company in November, bringing a full service Property Management team and a book of construction business with her.

Former owners Jeff Ohler and John Blanchard state, "We couldn't be more excited to have Christine return to the company. This solidifies H.E. Callahan's next chapter." Kendall says, "H.E. Callahan has been a general contractor in Maine for over 68 years, and we are looking forward to the next 68 (years). I am honored to lead this team of construction professionals."

Among other projects, H.E. Callahan is currently putting the finishing touches on a $3.2 million addition and renovation at The Bangor Public Library. Barbara McDade, Library Director, admits "This project was challenging from the beginning; H.E. Callahan has been with us every step of the way." H.E. Callahan continues to serve its core client groups — medical, commercial, civil, and industrial — with the same level of quality, integrity, and responsiveness to which they have become accustomed.

"We recognize that our clients are not in the construction business, and with our business (construction) comes disruption that can be stressful. Our goal is to listen to our clients' needs and offer the least disruptive solution" says Kendall. "When renovating a medical facility, we acknowledge that patients always come first. As a contractor, we have to embrace the priorities of our clients."

This philosophy can be seen in action through the Ballard Center redevelopment in Augusta, Maine. This $23 million redevelopment of the old Augusta Hospital is in the hands of Kendall's team. "Our clients needed a full service construction solution, from concept to completion, so that's what we provide." Ballard owner, Kevin Mattson says, "Redevelopments make up the bulk of commercial real estate projects we engage in. They involve the repurposing of facilities — often large and complicated ones such as hospitals and mills — for a completely new use. This type of project requires a level of construction management that is more demanding than new construction, and in every case we have found Christine and her team to excel. It's not just managing (subcontractors): it's problem solving and delivering solutions to the owners. They are exceptional stewards of construction management and have proven it time and time again."

Kendall's team also offers a full range of property management services. "We are excited to balance construction with property management. It will help us retain our valuable employees when construction sees the inevitable lulls".

As a LEED accredited professional with a B.S. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Maine native Kendall has always been looking for the next challenge; taking this one on will bring decades of prosperity to the Company. However, Kendall admits "I couldn't do this without a team of hard working, long standing employees. They make this company great."

H.E Callahan's corporate offices are located on Route 4 in Auburn. Give them a call at (207) 784-6927 or visit them online at www.hecallahan.com for more information.

H.E. Callahan Acquisition: Press Release

 Christine Kendall, H.E. Callahan's New Owner 

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