O,R&L Construction News


left to right: Mayor Peter Nystrom, Katherine Lord, Paul Chase, Chuck Seeman, State Representative Kevin Ryan, Senator Cathy Osten, Paul Mathieu


Norwich, CT: O,R&L Construction participated as Construction Manager at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion and renovations at The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center/ United Community and Family Services at 47 Town Street in Norwich, CT on August 14th. The groundbreaking ceremony consisted of a presentation on the community outreach that UCFS participates in and a ceremonial breaking of a wall in the adjoining retail space to be expanded into. Edward and Mary Lord and mayor of Norwich Peter Nystrom were honored at the ceremony with the role of helping to break the wall. O,R&L is renovating 25,000 sq. ft of existing space and a 6,500 sq. ft 2 story addition. This will allow for new waiting rooms, exam rooms, new offices and a new entrance increasing healthcare access by 47%.

Guest speakers were UCFS CEO Chuck Seeman; Pamela Kinder, Vice President of Marketing and Facilities for UCFS; Janette Edwards, manager of community benefits at the William W. Backus Hospital and Evelyn Barnum, CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut. Deb Kievits of Norwich was honored as one of the Health Center Superheroes by the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut.

UCFS is a non-profit Community Health Center offering services to the insured, underinsured and uninsured.

O,R&L Construction is a full service commercial construction company offering services in Construction Management, General Contracting, Design Build and Integrated Services to a wide range of clients including nonprofit, healthcare, laboratory, corporate and manufacturing entities. O,R&L builds sustainable, support the local chapter of the USGBC and aim to preserve our natural environment.


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left to right: Senator Richard Blumenthal, Andrea Montgomery-CHS CEO,
Congressman John B. Larson, Todd Renz-President of O,R&L Construction Corp.

Windsor, CT O,R&L Construction as Design Builder recently completed the new medical office space fit-out for Community Health Services, Inc. in Windsor, CT. The Windsor location is a 3700 SF health clinic with convenient highway access that provides health services to the Windsor community.

The new Community Health Services project included integrated design and budgeting for a clinical medical space including exam, clinical support and administrative space. Renovation incorporated a complete demolition of existing space, new MEP systems and a detailed medical fit-out. Early involvement allowed O,R&L to assist in programming for this small footprint, resulting in a cost-effective, aesthetically-pleasing environment with efficient flow throughout the new space.      

A ribbon-cutting event was held in celebration of the completion of this new facility. In attendance were Congressman John B. Larson and Senator Richard Blumenthal, who both spoke on the need and relevance of healthcare services to the community for this federally-qualified health center.

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Plainfield, CT: O,R&L Construction is proud to announce the completion of the Plainfield's Backus Emergency Care Center. A ribbon-cutting event with a tour of the facility was held on Tuesday, June 26. In attendance were Plainfield’s First Selectman Paul Sweet; David Whitehead, President & CEO of Backus Hospital; Dr. Robert Sidman, Chief of Emergency Services for Backus Hospital; Robert Duval, Deputy Fire Chief and members of the community.

This 13,000 SF Design Build development project included pre-construction services consisting of site development, state & local zoning approvals and building design for both shell and interior fit-out. Besides the state, town and hospital requirements, this building also received CON approval and passed DPH inspection/review. The center contains 12 treatment rooms, convenient care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

The sustainable characteristics of this building include: construction waste management, IAQ management-which included air filters during and after construction; low VOC materials were utilized and a green seal cleaning process for the final cleaning. As the project developed, there was no increased stormwater runoff into the DOT system.

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Topping-Off Held at the Construction Site of Ulbrich's New Storage Facility in Wallingford

April 20, 2012 Wallingford, CT With construction underway on the new Ulbrich storage facility for Ulbrich Stainless Steels and Special Metals, Inc., a topping off event was held today. The topping off celebration (or topping out) usually marks the moment the highest structural beam is swung into place and welded into position. Today’s event included the signing of a beam and a symbolic tree that was placed at the top of the structure and is used to commemorate the event. Dignitaries in attendance were The U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, Wallingford Mayor William W. Dickinson, Jr., and three generations of the Ulbrich family - Fred, Chris and Jonathan.

Constructed by O,R&L Construction Corp. this 17,000 SF design build project will be a  pre-engineered manufacturing storage building that was developed in response to the structural collapse of the existing building. The new building will consist of a metal pre-engineered frame, insulated metal panels, standing seam metal roof with loading docks and overhead door access. The sustainable initiatives on this project include construction waste management, concrete recycling, reuse of existing site pad, and the facility will be built on a remediated brownfield site.

Left to Right Mayor William W. Dickinson, Jr., Jonathan Ulbrich, Chris Ulbrich and Fred Ulbrich.

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O,R&L is providing comprehensive facility management, maintenance, and custodial services for this 147,000 square foot educational facility.

The O,R&L team was involved in the development and planning of this magnet school working with the owners and the design professionals early in the design review phase to ensure that the completed facility provided for an efficient and functional school setting to meet the demands of the educational environment.

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