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News – November 1, 2010


Brewer High School

November 1, 2010 – Our Brewer school project got a special visit today from Senator Susan Collins and 2nd Congressional District Candidate, Jason Levesque. The two stopped by the school for a tour of construction underway. Both were suitably impressed with progress and stressed the importance of construction in Maine being done by Maine contractors.

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News – UMaine


University of Maine College of Engineering Honors Nickerson & O’Day Veteran

University of Maine College of Engineering honored Lin Lufkin, a 25 year veteran of Nickerson & O’Day, with induction into the Francis Crowe Society this December. The Societies purpose is to honor UMaine-College of Engineering graduates who have made a significant contributions and honored their profession.


News – June 9, 2011


Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award

Bangor, ME, June 09, 2011: Bangor area contractor Nickerson & O’Day has been selected to receive a Statewide Historic Preservation Honor Award from Maine Preservation for the second consecutive year for its work in the restoration & rehabilitation of Coburn Hall at the University of Maine, originally built in 1888.

“We at Nickerson & O’Day are humbled and truly gratified to once again be chosen to receive this prestigious award” said Nickerson & O’Day President, Karl Ward. “Like our previously recognized work at Bangor Waterworks (2008) and the Winterport Union Meeting House (2010), we pride ourselves in taking an active role in preserving these wonderful old buildings for future generations” said Ward.

Maine Preservation was founded in 1972 as a non-profit, statewide historic preservation organization. Among their many activities they advocate to protect historic places, educate on Maine heritage, and match those in need of preservation assistance with the experts to guide them. Each year they recognize those properties, organizations and individuals that best mirror their mission of promoting the preservation, protection and vitality of Maine’s historic places.

Accepting the award at the Honors Ceremony will be Elaine Clarke, Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance University of Maine, Mike Pullen, Principal of WBRC Architects/Engineers, Kevin Gresser, Vice President of Nickerson & O’Day and Steve Burton, Nickerson & O’Day’s project manager for the Coburn Hall restoration & rehabilitation.



News – SF Bus Maintenance and LP Gas Refueling Facility


SF Bus Maintenance and LP Gas Refueling Facility

Constructed to LEED Gold Standards, this state-of-the-art, 20,000 SF Bus Maintenance and LP Gas Refueling Facility includes solar panel hot-water heating, sun-tube daylighting and a high efficiency lighting system. With a 4,000 foot set-back, the site required a two-lane entrance road and stream crossing. It completes the first phase of what will become the Acadia National Park Visitor Center at the “gateway to Mount Desert Island.”


News – August 6, 2012


Maine Hall

Bangor, Maine, June 6,2012: The recently-completed Maine Hall historic renovation project, located on the old Bangor Theological Seminary (BTS) campus on Union St, has received the leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) “silver” certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

LEED is the standard used for evaluating building construction as it relates to its environmental impact and energy efficiency. Maine Hall was recognized with the prestigious “Silver” status due to such things as its adaptive reuse of the existing 1830’s bts dormitory structure, diversion of construction waste from landfill, recycled content and HVAC system efficiency.

Nickerson & O’Day (NOD) has been recognized numerous times by USGBC for LEED certification for its projects including MDI Bio Lab, the MDOT’s Acadia Gateway, the University of Maine’s Wells Commons, and the Maine Coast Heritage Trust headquarters building. NOD employs five LEED-accredited professionals and is the leading builder of “green” construction in Eastern and Northern Maine.