November 16th, 2023, we took a proverbial bite out of hunger by driving a dump truck full of food over to a building we renovated, the OHI Food Pantry in Brewer. After unloading, cataloging, and sorting the food the final tally came in over 1200 pounds of non-perishables! We also heard from the manager, Karen that our arrival was quite literally just in the nick of time….Not only were they as low as they’ve ever been on food, this was the largest donation they’ve received this year! But don’t let that discourage you, no donation is too small and every donation is greatly appreciated. If you have non-perishable food, reusable shopping bags, or cardboard boxes that you would like to donate they would love to see you too! Things like pasta, sauce, and canned goods are always near the top of their list of things they need the most.
On August 10, 2023, we were pleased to celebrate with the Penobscot Nation and its partners in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Penobscot Nation Community Center. This exciting project will provide an important facility for the Penobscot Nation community that will serve the community for many years to come.
Check out the recent news stories below.
Nickerson & O’Day, Inc. has joined forces with the Maine Department of Transportation again for another amazing project. This time, to aid Acadia National Park, the City and people of Trenton in achieving their sustainability goals. The last phase of the Acadia Gateway Center project will offer tourism information about the area, the ability to purchase park passes, charge your electric vehicle and more, like a worry free shuttle system to and from Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, and much more!
Follow us to see how together with project team members we create a transit center that may make our summers on the coast even more enjoyable.
Please join us in congratulating Ignite Presque Isle, community members, and hotel guests as they cut the ribbon on their newly renovated space. Some of the renovated areas include Rodney’s, a restaurant named in honor of Mary Smith’s late husband, and a new state-of-the-art Innovation Center.
Rodney’s Restaurant renovations also extended into the commercial kitchen and included adding new workstations and prep areas.
The Innovation Center will open in early January 2023 and will serve as a hub for entrepreneurs that require 24/7 access to work space. For more than 90 years The Northeastland has played an important role in the community, many senior proms and weddings were held here. As times have changed the hotel has been forced to adapt. Ignite P.I. hopes that their substantial investment in modernizing the hotel will attract fresh businesses and customers to downtown Presque Isle, an area that previously would have been passed by.
Check out the recent news as Phase I comes to a close. Negotiations are already underway for Phase II. The second phase will involve renovating the 50 hotel guest rooms. Check back soon for more updates on this important project, located in the heart of The Star City.
We’ve been working with the OEDC on an exciting renovation of the Taylor Bait office buildings in Orono, Maine.
The goal of this project is to repurpose the buildings as the Caribou Bog Trail Center, a soon to be four-season outdoor center.
Check out the WABI news segment below and find out how you can support this project Today!
Check out this Drone footage taken of the New Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus project in Sullivan, ME. A special thanks goes out to The Downeast Cowboy for capturing our progress & Regional School Unit No. 24 for the opportunity to build this new facility for Middle & High School students!
Please join us in celebrating with the staff, volunteers, and seniors of Eastern Area Agency on Aging (EAAA) as we cut the ribbon at the Durgin Center, a newly renovated 7,200 SF senior center in Brewer!
On March 30, 2022, folks from EAAA, Nickerson & O’Day, Inc. (NOD), Artifex Architects and Engineers, City of Brewer and members of the Durgin family opened the doors to welcome in the general public (see images below). It was a great turnout to christen the space that is named for the late Major General Nelson Durgin. Maj. Gen. Durgin was a long-time member of the EAAA Board of Directors and a well-respected member of our community.
NOD began preconstruction services in late 2019, working closely with EAAA and Artifex Architects and Engineers. An initial phase of construction took place in 2020 which involved renovating the commercial kitchen space to allow the Meals on Wheels program to begin operating out of their new home at 274 State Street. The second phase of construction focused on the café, classroom, offices and common spaces.
The Durgin Center fills a void that has existed since the senior center on Hammond Street in Bangor closed its doors more than five years ago. This project marks the third major renovation that NOD has completed for EAAA over recent years.
We look forward to seeing the exciting ways EAAA and the community utilize this versatile… and aptly named space over the coming years!
Check out this Drone footage taken over the weekend and a flash back from a year ago on the New Charles M. Sumner Learning Campus project in Sullivan, ME. A special thanks goes out to The The Downeast Cowboy for capturing our progress & Regional School Unit No. 24 for the opportunity build this new facility for Middle & High School students!