Shawmut celebrates ribbon cutting of new Rebuilding Together Headquarters; Donated construction services for the 4,400 s/f building

August 15, 2017 - Design / Build

Pictured above (from left) are: John Scott Johnson, RT NYC board member; Lori Luis, Brooklyn borough president’s office; Workforce graduate George Moore; NYC councilman Carlos Menchaca; Kimberly George, executive director of RT NYC; Amy Shakespeare, RT NYC board member; Karen Broughton, community liaison for NYS assemblyman Felix Ortiz; Yvonne Shackleford, homeowner;  and Les Hiscoe, CEO, Shawmut. 

Brooklyn, NY Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading $1.3 billion national construction management firm, celebrated the ribbon-cutting of the new Rebuilding Together headquarters. Rebuilding Together is a non-profit housing organization that rehabilitates homes and revitalizes communities to make them safe and healthy.

Shawmut donated construction management services for the new 4,400 s/f building that features an appliance salvage store where residents can buy discounted appliances, plus classroom space where Rebuilding Together NYC (RT NYC) will host its workforce training program.

“As a Rebuilding Together NYC board member, I am honored Shawmut was able to be part of this special project,” said Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut. “Community involvement is a large part of our company culture, and working with an organization such as RT NYC that rebuilds NYC neighborhoods is a natural fit for our team to support.”

Shawmut CEO, Les Hiscoe, has served on RT NYC’s board of directors since 2009, and was also the recipient of the Rebuilding Together 2014 Board Member of the Year Award. Hiscoe joined other board members, elected officials, and community leaders at Rebuilding Together NYC for the ribbon-cutting of their Gowanus headquarters.

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