Mixed-use Ribbon Cutting

PROCON Celebrates Office Building Grand Opening

Representatives of Kane Company and PROCON celebrated the grand opening with Governor Sununu and tenants of 145 Maplewood Avenue.

Portsmouth, NH – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu spoke at the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremonies of 145 Maplewood Avenue, a mixed-use office building located in Portsmouth’s North End. The event was held on Oct. 7.

(l-r) Lance Bennett; Jennifer Stebbins Thomas, managing director, PROCON; Michael Kane; Governor Chris Sununu; John Stebbins; and Jim Loft

Calling the project “one of the most state-of-the-art office buildings with the coolest views,” Sununu commented that “everyone benefits from” the building. The 4-story office building includes Class A office space as well as retail space, and was designed and built by PROCON, a family-owned and operated design-build firm, for the Kane Company.

Also speaking at the event were Michael Kane, president and CEO of The Kane Company; Ben VanCamp, president of the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth; and Lance Bennett and Jim Loft, co-presidents of PROCON. Also in attendance at the event were PROCON managing directors, Jennifer and John Stebbins; building tenants; and Portsmouth city manager, Karen Conard.

Governor Chris Sununu spoke at the event.

In his remarks, Loft said, “This building is the most articulate and well laid out building that we have done. It’s a milestone building for us that will take us to another level.”

Referencing Mark Stebbins, who passed away earlier this year, John Stebbins said, “My father was a big part of this effort and I am sure he is proudly watching. We are honored to carry on his legacy.”

Building tenants include Heinemann Publishing, Steward Partners and Sentient Decision Science. Property features include onsite parking, outdoor patio seating, water views and access to all the amenities of downtown Portsmouth.

Lance Bennett (l) and Jim Loft

“To have so many people recognize the great work done by our team of experts is gratifying,” said John Stebbins. “It truly was a terrific team effort from pre-design to design to construction. We are grateful to The Kane Company for allowing us the opportunity to build this tremendous structure.”