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Gaston Adds Scott Hall As Low Voltage Division Manager

We’re excited to announce that Scott Hall has joined the team as Low Voltage Division Manager. Scott will be reporting directly to Mike Weber, Gaston Principal as the company continues to expand services across the Greater Boston region. 

In his new role, Scott will develop and lead growth strategies for the Low Voltage Division – fostering new industry relationships and partnerships, while ensuring the success of existing accounts and clients. His addition to the team represents the ongoing growth and depth within Gaston’s Senior Leadership Team, and goal to become the preferred electrical and low voltage service provider in the region.

“Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in today’s built environment. From tenant connectivity requirements to building security, and the internet of things – buildings are smarter than ever before,” commented Mike Weber. “As we expand and strengthen our services, we’re assembling the most-talented professionals in the market who operate at the leading-edge of their respective disciplines. Scott has just the right mix of industry and product knowledge, management background, and proven sales success to deliver tailored solutions for our clients and end-users.”

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Boston Low Voltage

Hall brings over 15 years of professional experience to his role, having worked for top telecommunication and distribution companies during his career. Most recently, he led a regional sales team, where he developed Master Sales Agreements with large end-user clients in the healthcare, broadcasting, and high-tech sectors.

“Having come from the distribution side of the telecommunication business, I’m excited to bring my industry knowledge and relationship network to complement and grow Gaston’s busy Low Voltage Division,” said Hall. “I look forward to working with my talented Team members as we expand Gaston’s footprint in the Greater Boston market.”    

Around The Office, Project Updates

Completion Of Expansion Adds Exciting New Office And Meeting Space

New Year – New Space. The Gaston home office at 85 Morse Street in Norwood has always been a dynamic and bustling space. Those who have visited in the past will remember that the front area has been occupied by all of our support teams, while the rear of the building was home to our Warehouse and busy Prefabrication Shop.

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This past year, Warehouse and Prefab Teams made an exciting move into approximately 15,000 square feet of new (larger and more functional) space just across the road – leaving awesome possibilities for the vacated space.

Fortunately, years of hard work have led to growth in Gaston’s capabilities, field manpower, and office employee headcount. To support this continued growth, a plan was made to transform the vacant space into new offices and conference rooms that would blend seamlessly with the existing space in front.

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New office spaces for Project Managers, Operations, and Project Coordination were designed along with three new conference rooms – including Gillette Stadium, Conte Forum, and Alumni Stadium.

While all companies were adjusting to the new reality of Covid-19, planning continued to move forward and take shape. Construction progressed smoothly and safely throughout the process – with team members moving into their new spaces during the holidays.

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Construction progress shots are placed throughout this post – with the final photo below showing our newly-installed graphics on the glass of the Alumni Stadium Conference Room – featuring our Core Purpose and Core Values.

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We look forward to a time in the future when all of our friends and clients can stop in for an in-person visit. Until then, be safe – and Happy New Year!

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Around The Office, Events, Project Updates

Gaston Hosts Third Annual Employee “Summer Open House” at the Recently-Completed Night Shift Brewery

Gaston Electrical employee “Summer Open House” recap – At Gaston Electrical, our Team means everything to us – and taking time to celebrate another successful year as a group is always a highlight of the year – not to mention a great way to kick off the Summer Season. In years past, we have hosted the Summer Open House at our Norwood Headquarters. This year, we decided to change things up and host the event inside one of our recently-completed project sites. So on Thursday, June 27th, the entire Gaston team gathered at the new Night Shift Brewery at Lovejoy Wharf in Boston’s North Station area.

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The afternoon included craft beer, raffle prizes, t-shirts, great food, and a chance for our office and field teams to chat and have a few laughs. Bill and Mike Weber took a few moments to welcome everyone and to thank them for their hard work. Needless to say, a great time was had by all.

As mentioned, this year was special because our skilled employees were part of the Cafco Construction Team on this exciting build. With a large brewery location/headquarters in Everett, Night Shift is fast-becoming one of the premier craft brewers in New England. This new restaurant/bar/brewery location adjacent to the Boston Garden and bustling Hub On Causeway signifies their growing popularity and expansion goals.

We’re proud to have played a small role in their growth – and would like to spotlight Eli Smith – Project Manager, Andy Guinane – Project Foreman, and the rest of the Gaston Team who helped make this project a success.

Next time you are in the North Station area, be sure to stop in for a pint or two. Maybe we’ll even see you at next year’s Gaston Electrical Employee Summer Open House!

Around The Office, Giving Back

#HelpForHouston – Gaston to run Diapers & Wipes Drive for the people of Houston

On Wednesday, August 30th and Thursday, August 31st (from 12pm-1pm), Gaston Electrical will be running a Diapers & Wipes Drive in support of the City of Boston’s #HelpForHouston effort. We’re accepting unopened packages of baby diapers and/or baby wipes at our Norwood Office – 85 Morse Street. Thanks!

 

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All donations will be delivered to the City of Boston.

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Around The Office, Events

Corporate Safety Director receives advanced MEWP safety training at JLG University

At Gaston Electrical, we work tirelessly to maintain and continuously improve safety practices in all aspects of our business. To support this mission, our team members receive regular training on equipment and tools. Recently, Rick Coakley – Corporate Safety Director, attended a three-day Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) training session called JLG University. The event was held at JLG’s training center in McConnellsburg, PA. As one of the largest manufacturers of boom and scissor lifts in the country, JLG University provides advanced classroom and hands-on training for safe operation of their equipment. With the training completed, Rick will include new practices into Gaston’s training curriculum – ensuring an even safer work environment for our team members and project partners going forward.

Learn more about JLG Products here. www.jlg.com

Learn more about JLG University here. www.jlg.com

 

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Around The Office, Electrical Industry News

New Hires / Healey featured in Boston Real Estate Times

Boston Real Estate Times recently featured the news of Steve Healey’s addition to the Gaston Electrical Team.

From the feature: “We are excited to have someone of Steve’s experience and knowledge joining our team,” commented Walter Volpe, Chief Estimator at Gaston Electrical. “He is a highly-skilled estimator who is very familiar with the scale and complexity of the projects we are undertaking. Steve will add valuable depth to our department to meet the demanding construction and development pace of an active New England market.”

Read more here.

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Around The Office, Events

Team Gaston wins 2017 Commodore Builders dodgeball tournament

On June 7th, the Gaston “Lights Out” Team participated in the 2017 Commodore Builders Dodgeball Tournament. This was the 10th annual event and once again, it proved to be one of the best AEC industry events in Boston! The competition was fierce, but through hard play, teamwork, and maybe a “little” luck, Gaston pulled out a win in the final. Special thanks to Joe Albanese and the entire Commodore Builders team for a fantastic evening. We look forward to competing again in 2018 – until then, we’ll be basking in the glow of dodgeball victory!!

 

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Great time with the Gaston Team at 2017 Summer Open House

On June 1st, Gaston Electrical hosted the 2017 Summer Open House for all office & field teams. The event celebrated recent successes, offered a chance for everyone to connect, gave Principals Bill and Mike time to share news about exciting upcoming projects. Highlights included awesome BBQ, refreshments from Castle Island Brewery, and amazing door prizes from some of our friends at Granite City ElectricNortheast Electrical, Newman Associates, NES Rentals, NEFCO, and Standard Electric. Thanks to everyone who attended – we look forward to seeing you in 2018.

 

 

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Around The Office, Electrical Industry News

New Hires / Jasinski featured in High Profile

High Profile Magazine recently featured the news of Brian Jasinski’s addition to the Gaston Electrical Team.

From the feature: “Our goal at Gaston Electrical is to consistently provide best-in-class services and solutions to our clients – which we achieve by working hard and having the best team in place,” commented Mike Weber, Principal of Gaston Electrical. “Brian is a knowledgeable industry veteran with a keen understanding for all facets of the electrical contracting business. His skillset gives him a unique ability to oversee our complex, large-scale projects while working to forge new relationships in the active Boston construction scene. His addition is a great complement to our talented team, and we are thrilled to have him aboard.”

Read more here.