North Branch: New Hampshire's leader in green building design



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Since its founding in 1958, North Branch Construction Inc. has developed into one of the largest construction firms in the state. Located in Concord, N.H., North Branch is a full-service general contractor and construction manager, with expertise in institutional, commercial, industrial, municipal, high-end residential, multi-unit housing, design/build and historic renovation projects with projects ranging from $1 million to $40 million. North Branch firmly believes that the key to a successful project is teamwork and communication. Quality people make this happen. The firm has its own in-house, experienced workforce consisting of project managers, supervisors, foremen, carpenters and laborers as well as a full-time service foreman and part-time service coordinator. This workforce availability and experience results in faster project completion, higher quality and lower cost for their clients. By consistently maintaining high standards at all levels, North Branch delivers excellent lasting value and top-notch craftsmanship as evidenced by their completed projects.North Branch measures itself against meeting its mission of "providing a level of value, quality and service that is unrivaled in the construction industry." With today's concerns for energy efficiency and sustainability (use of recycled materials and products made from renewable resources), "green" is becoming the new standard in construction.When it comes to sustainable "green" construction, North Branch has led the way in the industry. In 1997, North Branch was first New Hampshire-based general contractor to be recognized as an EPA Energy Star Partner. The firm has four LEED (Leadership in Environmental Energy Design) accredited professionals on staff available to provide clients with innovative, cost effective, energy efficient building solutions.The firm was also the first general contractor in the state to build its own LEED-certified (Silver Level certification) corporate headquarters. This facility, located in Concord, was one of the first commercial office buildings in the state to earn the EPA Energy Star designation and is currently one of only eight commercial buildings in the state to be honored with that distinction.Whether or not an owner chooses to pursue LEED certification, North Branch's extensive sustainable construction and LEED experience allows the firm to evaluate building programs from a practical, long-term operating cost perspective, resulting in smart choices that lower construction costs and operating costs for the life of the building. North Branch is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Associated Builders and Contractors, Concord Chamber of Commerce, and Plan NH.North Branch has won numerous awards for its projects including several ABC Excellence in Construction Awards, with four ABC NH/VT Chairman's "Best of the Best Awards," the only contractor in the state to have received that award more than once.North Branch was also honored with New Hampshire Business Review's "BOB" (Best of Business) Award as the Best General Contractor in New Hampshire in 2008. Recent projects completed by North Branch include the new Kingswood Arts Center (multi-purpose building) at the Kingswood Regional School in Wolfeboro; Windy Hill School at Colby Sawyer College in New London; Parmenter Place (25 units of housing) in Concord; the new Department of Public Works building for the town of Sutton; and Phase IV of the Newbury Center Meeting House historical restoration in Newbury.Current projects include the new Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Exeter; additions and renovations of the vocational, middle and high schools of the Governor Wentworth Regional School District in Wolfeboro; an addition and historical restoration of 136 Lowell St., Manchester, for Families in Transition; a new operations center for Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester; and Lamprey Health Care in Nashua.Quality, teamwork, value and versatility are only words unless you can make them happen - and North Branch Construction makes it happen.The firm's dedication, creativity, experience and knowledge all combine to make North Branch the player to add to your team. North Branch Construction Inc. 76 Old Turnpike Road, Concord, NH Phone (603) 224-3233 Fax (603) 225-7165 www.northbranch.net Edit ModuleShow Tags