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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.

Brewer Community and Jean Lyford Child Care Centers

Brewer, Maine, April 16, 2013: There was a ground-breaking ceremony for the Brewer Community Center and Jean Lyford Child Care Center. Shovel holders included Architect Jerry Anderson (second from left), Brewer Housing Authority Executive Director Gordon Stitham (third from left), and Karl Ward (center) from Nickerson & O’Day, Inc.

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Ground Breaking On New Brewer Community Center

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Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport Terminal

There was a ground breaking ceremony for the Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport Terminal Renovation & Expansion. Featured from left to right: Antonio Blasi, County Commissioner, Karleton S. Ward, President & C.E.O. of Nickerson & O’Day Inc., Richard Malm, Partner Lewis & Malm Architecture, Brad Madeira, Airport Manager, and Steven Joy, County Commissioner.

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Groundbreaking Held for Airport Expansion Project

Groundbreaking for $2.5-Million Airport Renovation Project in Trenton