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Substance-Use Disorder Recovery Program Expands

(l-r) Lisa Ulbrich, Commodore Builders; Chris Herren and Kevin Mikolazyk of the Herren Project; and Joe Albanese, Commodore 

South Boston, MA – Commodore Builders, a veteran-owned construction management firm in Boston, and the Herren Project, a national nonprofit organization providing free resources for the treatment, recovery and prevention of substance use disorder, announced a major expansion of their substance-use disorder recovery program aimed at helping employees find treatment and resources to take the crucial first step in their journey toward recovery.

The program – the only one like it in the construction industry – will now expand its free services for employees to each of the over 500 subcontractors/tradespeople working on Commodore Builders construction sites.

“With the help of our friends at the Herren Project, we’ve been able to establish a revolutionary program that’s designed to provide the necessary assistance to our employees, subcontractors, and tradespeople who are battling, or have previously struggled with, substance use disorder,” said Joe Albanese, CEO of Commodore Builders.

Commodore Builders and Herren Project teams held an event on Aug. 5 at Commodore Builders’ construction site in South Boston. Speakers included Commodore Builders CEO, Joe Albanese, a U.S. Navy veteran and chief recovery officer during the Merrimack Valley gas disaster; Chris Herren, a former Boston Celtic and the founder of the Herren Project; Kevin Mikolazyk, executive director of the Herren Project; and Lisa Ulbrich, VP at Commodore Builders.