J&M Brown Completes Old South Church Electrical Renovation

Old South Church - interior

Old South Church, interior

Jamaica Plain, MA – J&M Brown Company, Inc. based in Jamaica Plain, has completed the comprehensive, multiphase electrical systems’ renovation at the historic Old South Church at 645 Boylston Street in Boston.

The project scope, which coincided with the complete upgrade of the building’s mechanical systems, entailed replacement of the church’s electrical, fire alarm, security, tel/data, HVAC, elevator, and sprinkler systems. JMB’s construction of a new electrical room and electrical distribution system were integral to the project.

Preconstruction planning was critical to the project, as J&M Brown teamed with general contractor Consigli Construction of Boston and electrical engineering firm Syska Hennessy Group of Cambridge to ensure that the historic building’s structural integrity and interior finishes were not adversely impacted during construction.

Project manager Steve Cabral and general foreman Tom Campbell headed the JMB project team, composed of a field crew of 10 IBEW Local 103 electricians and technicians.

A highlight of the renovation was J&M Brown’s restoration of 18 historic chandeliers dating back to the turn of the century. Spectrum Integrated Technologies, the low voltage division of J&M Brown, provided both tel/data and security system installations.