Posted By: Stacey Vega

As we approach the end of the year, we take a moment to review the work we completed in 2023 as well as the work to come in the year ahead. We are particularly proud of the projects our team completed this past year that will have a lasting and positive impact on our region. For instance, New England Academy's new South Shore campus in Marshfield, Mass. – planned, designed, and built by Connolly – will enable more students in grades seven through 12 to access their educational abilities in a therapeutic setting. Having built New England Academy's flagship campus in Beverly, we are delighted to play a facilitating role in the school's growth and ability to deliver on its mission to more students. We were also gratified to help Brooks School bolster its close-knit community with several projects, including the Campus Athletic Center's McVeigh Court renovations and the Wilder Dining Hall and Student Center Addition.

Likewise, we understand that our work in renovating Temple Tiferet Shalom of the North Shore, designed by our colleagues at Olson Lewis Architects, is already helping to foster a greater sense of welcoming and community among our region's Jewish community. It is always an honor to be entrusted with work on our region's houses of worship. The new rooftop garden at the Demakes Family YMCA of Lynn is another community-building space by Connolly that we are excited to see bloom in the years ahead. The space will be used, among other things, to teach youth how to grow and prepare foods as they build bonds of teamwork with one another. As a family business now well into its fifth generation, we take great pride in fostering our region's continued growth and development, whether that involves mission-driven projects such as those listed above, or key economic engines for our area, such as our work with clients like Abbott Laboratories, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Nordblom, and Tropical Products, among others. We are grateful to our outstanding employees and subcontractors for your efforts to ensure that our clients gain not only new facilities, but the peace of mind that those facilities will withstand the tests of time.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients who have entrusted us with their projects this year. We understand that planning, designing, building, and/or developing new facilities is a major endeavor for any organization, and it is our most sincere hope that we have reaffirmed the trust you placed in us with the quality of our work.

Looking ahead to 2024, no matter the project or client, we resolve to stay committed to integrity and a clear, simple goal: delivering work of such high quality that the firm gets asked back for the client's next project. This has made and will continue to make, Connolly a trusted partner for planning, design, construction, and real estate development since 1880. While we eagerly embrace change in the form of innovation that can improve our performance, our core approach will stand firm. We look forward to being part of more key projects for our region in the year ahead.