Worcester, MA – Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Lauring Construction announced it has named three new owners of the company. Actively involved with the day-to-day operations of the firm since 2010, the third generation – Dan, Mike, and Chris Lauring – will join John and Jim Lauring as owners.
Dan Lauring joined the company in 2007. His work includes overseeing a seven-phase renovation of Lombard Dining Hall for Nichols College in Dudley. In addition to the interior renovations, new construction included an addition to the front main entrance and raising the roof structure by two stories to create an atrium-like space with a cathedral ceiling. Lauring was able to keep the dining hall open for business every day of the school year throughout the four-and-a-half-year project. Lauring Construction has worked with Nichols College since 2006, completing more than 20 projects.
Mike Lauring joined the company in 2010. He was one of the project managers on a 3-story, 41,000sf Health Sciences Building with an accompanying 2-story parking garage for Assumption University in Worcester. Lauring Construction has worked with Assumption University for more than 40 years. Other projects include the 64,000sf Tsotsis Family Academic Center and the Tinsley Campus Ministry Center (an addition to the Chapel of the Holy Spirit).
Chris Lauring worked summers and school breaks as a laborer and carpenter for the company from 2005 through 2011 before being promoted to project manager. Recently, he oversaw the construction of eight new buildings for Amego, Inc., an organization that supports people with autism and other developmental disabilities that has worked with Lauring Construction for five years. The project consisted of six group homes (3,600sf each) that collectively house 42 people. Additionally, Lauring built a 2,800sf community center, 1,000sf maintenance garage, playground, half basketball court, and campus-wide walking path.
With 30 employees, Lauring has in-house experts in disciplines such as rough and finish carpentry, excavation and earthwork, and concrete finishing. “We are all very conscious of “our name being on the product” and strive to maintain our reputation in the industry as a well-respected, honest, and easy to work with contractor who delivers the highest quality end result,” said John Lauring. “We are certain the third generation of the Lauring family will continue this tradition and build on our strong foundation.”