Nickerson & O'Day, Inc.

Honoring Maine's volunteers...
On October 5th, Karl once again had the honor and privilege of sponsoring and co-hosting the 2017 WLBZ2 To Those Who Care Awards at the Nickerson & O'Day-built Gracie Theatre on the campus of Husson University. He, along with WLBZ's Lee Goldberg and Amanda Hill and representatives from the Dead River Company and the United Way welcomed several hundred friends and family of 6 amazing and wonderful volunteers from Eastern and Central Maine - whose stories were portrayed in video and inspired us all! If you know someone who exemplifies caring and volunteerism in the community, please consider nominating them for next year's award!

Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER

September 7th:
Building for our veterans...
Earlier last week, Karl had the privilege of touring Nickerson & O'Day's $2M addition and renovation project at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. The work will provide a beautiful new kitchen, dining and lounge areas for our veterans who deserve nothing but the best! Kudos to Project Superintendent Jay Spox who is wrapping things up with his son Kyle Spox! Keep up the good work guys!

Maine Veterans Home in South Paris
Maine Veterans Home in South Paris
Maine Veterans Home in South Paris
Our latest Nickerson & O'Day project - under time, under budget...and built with an ALL-MAINE TEAM! Read about it at Fox Bangor here

September 1st: Providing emergency care for Downeast Maine!...
Karl was proud to attend the official Open House for Nickerson & O'Day's recently-completed $5M Emergency Department for Downeast Community Hospital in Machias. Many thanks to DECH President Dennis Welch and Board Chair David Whitney for the kind words for our crew's efforts! Kudos to Project Superintendent and 25 year Nickerson & O'Day veteran, Lee Bryant (pictured with his son Lee Jr.) for an outstanding job!

Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER
Downeast Community Hospital ER

September 1st: Building for our Mainers in uniform!!.....
Earlier this week, Karl toured Nickerson & O'Day's $31M project at the Joint Forces Headquarters, Camp Chamberlain in Augusta. Work is progressing rapidly for completion this fall. By January, our men and women of the Maine Army and Air National Guard will move into this state-of-the-art statewide command center where they will perform safety, security and disaster management duties for the People of the Great State of Maine. Stay tuned for the ribbon-cutting!

Here's photos from our latest groundbreaking at Hinckley Yachts in Southwest Harbor last week! From left to right: Hinckley COO Mike Arieta, General Manager Tara Reagan, employee of 30 yrs. Craig Leighton and President/CEO of Nickerson & O'Day Karl Ward.

Hinckley Yachts
Hinckley Yachts
Hinckley Yachts
Hinckley Yachts
Hinckley Yachts
Hinckley Yachts

This week Karl was proud to take part in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the latest Nickerson O'Day project, the new, $1.2M boat storage facility for world-renowned Hinckley Yachts in Southwest Harbor. Many thanks to Hinckley COO Mike Arieta and General Manager Tara Reagan for entrusting Nickerson & O'Day with this important work!

New Facility At Hinckley Yacht Service Underway

In 2008, Nickerson & O'Day completed the new dormitory project at Foxcroft Academy to house their successful international student boarding program. To say thanks and to literally help "build" our next generation of Maine leaders, Karl donated $30,000.00 to create the new Nickerson & O'Day Construction/Engineering Scholarship and asked that it be given to a graduating FA senior headed for a STEM degree in a Maine college or university. On June 11th, the 10th scholarship was awarded from the fund to Colby Garland, a member of FA's graduating Class of 2017! Congratulations, Colby...and good luck in your engineering career!

Nick O' Day

This past Friday, Karl made rounds to several of our Nickerson & O'Day projects including our $4M Emergency Room expansion at Downeast Community Hospital in Machias and our $2.5M Hart Hall dormitory renovation at Husson University. Superintendents Lee Bryant and Thomas Umel have each of these difficult projects running well! Keep up the great work, guys!

Nick O' Day
Nick O' Day
Nick O' Day
Nick O' Day
Nick O' Day

This past Friday, at its Annual Meeting in Augusta, Karl was honored to be voted onto the Cross Insurance Workers Comp Construction Services Group Trust Board for my 4th, 3-year term. Happy to say the group is performing well and just returned significant premium refunds to our 30 members.

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