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01 ABOUT

Our Story

 

In 2007, urged by an entrepreneurial spirit and the notion that a construction company could provide big service without the bureaucracy, Craig founded Garland Building Company. Since then, we’ve served clients large and small with attentiveness, responsiveness, and the good planning and decision-making that have become the trademark of our firm. The fundamental tenets of committing to the customer, of listening to various perspectives and coalescing into a seamless project, and of treating everyone with honesty and respect are the basis of our operation.

 

We are based in the heart of Boston’s Financial District which provides home base operations close to 90% of our projects. We have a dedicated team of project management and field operations staff that are professional, committed and loyal; many of whom have worked for Garland since its inception.

 

“At Garland, we are dedicated to the collaborative process and value our partnerships with building owners, clients, architects, engineers and subcontractors without whom we wouldn’t be successful. I knew from day one that I wanted to provide a more personal service to our customer’s and I strive to be successful on every project both from a project-delivery standpoint as well as a personal one.”

 

– Craig Garland, President

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DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

Garland Building Company is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion in our workplace and with our clients and vendors.

 

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, race, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity, language, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

 

Additionally, we extend the same principles to our subcontractor and material suppliers as best that we can by giving them opportunity to become part of a successful project and become a valued member of the Garland team.

 

Garland Building Company’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

 

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect for diversity.

 

We are focused on creating a workplace that is all inclusive and an environment that provides all employees opportunities equally and with merit.  Our company strives for this now more than ever and see it as a measure of success like no other.

OUR COMMUNITY

Garland Building Company supports many nonprofit organizations and charitable events. It’s a way to connect with colleagues, a way to have fun and a way to give back to the community where we live and work. Some of our ongoing relationships include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay and MDA’s Muscle Team Boston.

OUR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

At Garland, we provide safety inspections and site reviews on all projects to ensure workers comply with company policies and government safety regulations. Additionally, Dan O’Neill, General Superintendent, ensures site safety across all active job sites.  He has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and, along with management, is responsible for creating and implementing job-specific safety plans, company safety policies, workplace inspections, accident investigations, training, and compliance with the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Our safety plans also incorporate our subcontractors and vendors while working to adhere to specific building programs as well.