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June 26th, 2017 by Catie McMenamin
“When people hear the words Lean Construction, they think of pull-planning, but that’s just one component,” says Chris Floyd. “The fundamental values include continuous improvement through investing in our people to provide more value for our customers.”
The concepts can be adapted to work well with C.E. Floyd’s mission and culture. Floyd sees Lean as a framework that can help C.E. Floyd achieve better performance, while making the company a better place to work.
January 31st, 2017 by Catie McMenamin
Community engagement is important to us. Leading by example, Chris Floyd and his family recently volunteered at Cradles to Crayons. Following their volunteer experience, they “adopted” three kids through the organization and were responsible for providing them with a winter wardrobe.
As a company, we complete service projects throughout the year, but we also enable employees to give time to an organization of their choice. Every C.E. Floyd Company employee gets one paid volunteer day off each year. Keep reading to learn how three employees recently used their volunteer time off.
June 16th, 2015 by Catie McMenamin
Yes, we’ve created a blog.
No, it is not a self-promoting, news page like we’ve seen on many other company websites. (We would have created a news page for that!)
It is a place for us to share industry insights, trends and best practices.
January 29th, 2015 by Catie McMenamin
Joe McCoy, director of business development, just celebrated 20 years with C.E. Floyd Company. Over that time, he’s spent the equivalent of 625 days commuting. So what keeps him going? I sat down with him to find out.
December 23rd, 2014 by Ashley Buckley
After leading C.E. Floyd Company through 25 years of growth, Chuck Floyd has decided to move to the role of Chairman and hand the President position over to his son, Chris Floyd, effective January 1, 2015.
October 28th, 2014 by Catie McMenamin
Chuck Tobin and Joe McCoy have returned from Nashville and the LeadingAge 2014 Annual Meeting. They were entertained by The Band Perry, Delta Rae and Ashley Campbell. They watched the documentary I’ll Be Me about Glen Campbell’s struggle with Alzheimer’s. They heard speeches from Simon Sinek and Ellen Langer. Sounds like a tough few days!
September 9th, 2014 by Ashley Buckley
Our August TED Talk from Shawn Achor, Harvard lecturer and CEO of Good Think, Inc., challenges the assumption that we work to achieve happiness. He flips the equation and argues that being happy in the first place actually makes us more productive.
August 19th, 2014 by Catie McMenamin
“Fake it until you become it,” was the advice given by Amy Cuddy in her TED Talk, Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are. Cuddy and Dana Carney set out to discover if our nonverbal behaviors govern how we think and feel. The results are shocking!
June 25th, 2014 by Ashley Buckley
C.E. Floyd recently competed in the 2014 Boston Dragon Boat festival- and came back with some Silver medals! Our company team was formed a few months back with employees from C.E. Floyd, some others from architecture and engineering firms like DiMella Shaffer, AVID Engineers, and Beacon Architecture, and a few other friends to fill the boat; we needed a Drummer, Steersperson, and up to 16 Paddlers!
June 19th, 2014 by Catie McMenamin
Money can’t buy happiness.
Once you’re above the poverty level, the percentage of people who are happy remains constant no matter the income level. So how do you obtain happiness? According to Mihaly Czikszentmihalyi, the secret is being in Flow.
May 23rd, 2014 by Ashley Buckley
One of our recent projects at Lesley University received a “Preservation Award” by the Cambridge Historical Commission last night! C.E. Floyd worked with Perry and Radford Architects to complete this gut interior and exterior renovation of a dormitory in Lesley’s Threshold Program.
April 18th, 2014 by Ashley Buckley
Today, C.E. Floyd kicked off our Lunch & Learn TED Talk Series! The series is part of a company initiative to encourage Professional Development; we believe that the short, informational TED Talks will allow us to think differently about the services we deliver, how to be better leaders, and how to work as a team. We began the series with Simon Sinek’s talk on “How Great Leaders Inspire Action,” and discussed how we use his ideas in our own industry.
April 11th, 2014 by Catie McMenamin
C.E. Floyd Company was a first-time sponsor of this year’s KidsBuild!, which was held on April 5th. KidsBuild! is a hands-on, interactive learning experience for children ages 5-13
April 3rd, 2014 by Catie McMenamin
On April 1st, Catie McMenamin participated in Community Connect 2014, where she volunteered at Cradles to Crayons with over 100 other members of the CRE Industry. She worked in the Library, where she inspected books for “like-new” quality, sorted them into age groups and created bundles of five books to go into customized “KidPacks”.
February 18th, 2014 by Ashley Buckley
Recently Derby Academy, in Hingham, MA, hosted an educational ‘hard hat’ tour of the school’s new Innovation Center for students, which is now complete. Students of all ages visited the construction site and wore construction hats to go through the building. C.E. Floyd and Olson Lewis + Architects worked together to create an interactive experience for all ages by demonstrating connections between the skills students learn in the classroom with the real world applications of them in the construction site.
January 14th, 2014 by Catie McMenamin
Our Bedford office participated in our 11th annual Big Wishes for Little Wanderers Gift Drive benefitting The Home for Little Wanderers. We donated gifts to 10 children and made a financial donation to the organization as well.
November 22nd, 2013 by Ashley Buckley
C.E. Floyd received the ABC Building Green Award for the Bedford Falls Senior Living Community at their 2013 Excellence in Construction Awards banquet this week!
October 22nd, 2013 by Ashley Buckley
Project Engineer Lucy Frye competed in the Head of the Charles this past weekend! She raced for Giant Rowing Club in the Women’s Club 4+ event. The race had over 50 boats ranging from Olympic rowers to private clubs and college crews.
October 3rd, 2013 by Catie McMenamin
C.E. Floyd Company has added three to its Connecticut office. Mike Mertz joins the company as Project Superintendent, Heather Mezza as Office/Business Development Coordinator and Jonathan Rios as Assistant Project Engineer.
August 26th, 2013 by Catie McMenamin
Heading back to school can be stressful for many kids, especially those in The Home’s care who rely on generous donors to properly outfit them for the year. This year we held our first back-to-school drive and stuffed five new backpacks with lots of supplies for the kids.
Interview with Concord Academy’s Don Kingman
August 5th, 2013 by Catie McMenamin
C.E. Floyd Company has been working at Concord Academy for the last 20 years and recently completed the school’s Moriarty Athletic Campus. We sat down with Don Kingman, Concord Academy’s Director of Operations, to talk about why he continues to choose C.E. Floyd for the school’s building projects. Check out what he has to say about us!
Thank you Massachusetts! C.E. Floyd Receives Workforce Training Fund Grant for Professional Development Program
July 8th, 2013 by Chris Floyd
We are excited to announce that the State of Massachusetts has awarded a major training grant to C.E. Floyd Company to support our Professional Development Program. I will be writing a series of posts about our Professional Development Program, lessons learned and the Massachusetts Workforce Training Fund Grant process over the next twelve months with a few guest writers.