South Coast Improvement Co. Wins Bid on MIT Project

MIT's Stata Center

MIT’s Stata Center

Cambridge, MA – South Coast Improvement Company (SCI) of Marion was recently contracted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for a renovation project at the Ray and Maria Stata Center at the school’s campus in Cambridge.

The $170,000 project calls for the conversion of a library into office space on the seventh floor of the building. Additional office space on eighth floor will be renovated. Completion is set for mid-August.

Work on the MIT project will be undertaken by South Coast Improvement’s private school division, which offers the benefits of a big-time general contractor with the capability to streamline smaller projects under tight deadlines.

Over the years, we’ve done a considerable amount of work at colleges and universities in the greater Boston area but this is our first at MIT,” said Tom Quinlan, president of South Coast Improvement Company.


“As a company, we routinely work on six-figure projects, with our highest being a $4 million project for an assisted living facility. We have those systems in place so that we can work on several smaller jobs at a school at once,” said Quinlan. “That’s how we have been able to get a lot of repeat business.”

That repeat business includes projects at Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, Mount Ida College and Dean College. Those projects have ranged from a new video room for the Men’s Locker Room at BC’s Conte Forum to conference room and new President’s office at Mount Ida to a server room for the Kostas Homeland Security Research Facility at Northeastern.

“We’re delighted to bring our expertise to this world-renowned school (MIT) and hope that it’s just the beginning of a mutually satisfying relationship.” Quinlan added.