Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) has been the most demanding and project intensive undertaking of my personal career. I trust you understand this job but from someone who’s lived it each day for a lifetime, I wanted to highlight a few things from a field perspective.
The level of complexity on this Project is staggering and endless challenges ever consuming.
MEC has far exceeded my expectations and faced every challenge head on with professionalism, dedication, sincerity and a can do attitude. MEC has worked 12 hours a day x 6 days a week for months. This job would not have succeeded without the highest caliber foreman [Mike Norton] and the crew MEC fielded. You did and it will. I know this from working with all of your competitors over the years. MEC/Norton were the best choice for HKS.
Nothing brings me greater pleasure to thank someone who is totally responsible for the success of this project. I’m hopeful to partner with Mike Norton and MEC again soon!
MEP Co-ordinator, Lee Kennedy Co., Inc.
Meeting Project Challenges and
Exceeding Client Expectations
Dear Mr. Pero and Everyone at McDonald Electric,
Thank you so much for supporting Epiphany School by donating your services for the installation of electrical wiring in the kitchen at 230 Centre St. As we work to put the finishing touches on our new building, your generosity will help us move forward and begin programming for new babies and their families. Thank you for your commitment to our mission.
Development Associate, Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA
“I have had the pleasure of working with McDonald Electrical on the renovation of the former Filene’s Building, the Burnham Building. They were a key member of the core and shell team, and have continued their good work with the build-outs of some of our key tenants, including Roche Bros. McDonald helped contribute to the success of this very challenging project, working diligently and safely along the way to ensure that key milestone dates were met. As challenges arose, they helped drive the solutions which is something every developer wants. Their entire team, field staff and project management alike, take great pride in not only their work but in the overall success of the project itself. I would highly recommend McDonald Electrical for other projects and look forward to working with them in the future.”
“Dealing with McDonald Electric has been, and continues to be, a pleasure. Their entire team, from management through their field crews, are consummate professionals. I partnered with Mike Lawlor, a Project Executive for MEC, on a recent renovation in downtown Boston and he did not disappoint. Understanding the demanding schedule and budget we were working to, Mike brought a can-do attitude to each meeting and provided help when the project needed it most. Mike’s team worked tirelessly in effort to make up for delays in permanent power, sustaining a large crew on overtime and multiple shifts for nearly 4 months – ultimately a key contribution to the project’s overall success. Since the renovation, I have been working with Mike on a new residential building, and once again he and his team have exceeded expectations. Mike and McDonald’s estimators have been instrumental in devising value engineering strategies in order to make the budget work for a highly valued client. I look forward to working with MEC on this project and many more in the future.”
Senior Project Manager, Suffolk Construction Company
“Lee Kennedy Company has partnered with McDonald Electric’s team over the past 15 years and during that period both firms have experienced steady growth and success together. The relationship began at the Emerson Majestic Theater in 2000 and has expanded to include a wide range of complex projects in a number of different market places. What sets McDonald Electric apart from its competitors is its ability to handle large technically challenging projects and still be nimble enough with their estimating and field staff to tackle smaller corporate interiors work as well. Projects such as the recently completed Winsor School’s Center for Performing Arts and Wellness, the historic Boston Public Library’s Phase 2C renovation and the Legoland Discovery Center capture the project diversity they are capable of.
It has been a pleasure to work with them on each and every one of these projects but I can honestly say what brings me greater pleasure is to see a company that does right by its clients and employees prosper and grow right along with us.”
Chris Pennie, LEED AP
Senior Vice President - Operations, Lee Kennedy Co Inc.
“MEC Systems has been an exceptional contractor for my organization’s structured cabling plant. They have completed several projects of all sizes for us on time and within budget. One of the benefits that Boston Children’s Hospital receive from MEC Systems is their customer-oriented service and design. Their knowledgeable staff manages issues as they arise once the project begins, or even when we need help designing a special situation, MEC has been an asset to Boston Children’s Hospital.”
Robert W. Stevenson
Infrastructure Project Coordinator, Boston Children’s Hospital
“I am a director of CIC Cambridge (Cambridge Innovation Center). One of my many responsibilities is overseeing all infrastructure for our center, which encompasses over 150K sq ft of commercial office space across two buildings which house more than 600 different client companies and over 2,000 individuals. We run a complex, multi-layered enterprise network with many interconnections between floors and across our two buildings.
I hired MEC Systems to complete various telecommunications wiring projects, large and small, over the past few years. I am pleased to say that all those projects turned out extremely well. I continue to use them for ongoing projects and will continue to do so in the future. I strongly recommend their professional services.
The projects that MEC Systems completed for CIC Cambridge run the gamut from simple tel/data wiring for small office suites to large, complex projects that entailed wiring huge building floors with complete tel/data, fiber, coax, video and audio wires. I am extremely pleased with the quality of work the MEC team has performed and the cost-effectiveness of their bids.”
Boris L. Perlovsky
Director, CIC Cambridge
“I have had the pleasure of working with MEC Systems for the last year and a half. During this time MEC has worked on several data and electrical wiring projects for us at Steward Health Care, and many projects for me, directly, at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. These projects have ranged from single data drop installations to complete relocations of departments of buildings we have closed down.
The staff of on-site technicians has always shown the utmost in professionalism. They bring attention to detail for every project, no matter how big or small. They follow all safety requirements for wiring data drops in a hospital environment, including the use of clean room containment booths, Hepa filters and fire-stopping.
I can highly recommend MEC systems for any needs of your facility and will continue to utilize their services across Steward Health Care Network.”
Technical Planning Analyst, Steward Health Care
Project: YMCA Emergency Power Installation Project
“Thanks to McDonald Electrical for another smooth project from beginning to end. As you know, we recently finished startup, load bank testing, NFPA 110 Testing, and training. The ease with which all of this took place is a testament to the never ending, and never surprising, attention to detail that McDonald Electrical Corp personnel do on every project to make sure our tasks are completed in a professional and timely fashion”
Cummins Northeast, LLC
“McDonald Electrical has been and continues to be a longstanding and important business partner with our organization. Over the last 14 years, McDonald Electrical has completed numerous fire alarm system installations, additions, and fire alarm panel replacement projects in conjunction with Advanced Signal Corp. We have always been confident that McDonald Electrical will get the job done correctly, efficiently and on time. They have also proven to be an exceptional service organization able to quickly mobilize resources to accommodate the needs of their customers including emergency repairs. McDonald Electrical employees are professional from start to finish and take great pride in all their work, from simple jobs to the most complex. I personally value our business relationship with McDonald Electric and highly recommend their services.”
Sales Engineer, Advanced Signal Corp.