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Cranshaw Construction is pleased to announce several key leadership advancements.

Bob Lyons has been promoted to President from his former position as Chief Operating Officer.  Under Bob’s management, Cranshaw has become the seventh largest general contractor in the market (source: Boston Business Journal 9/26/14, 2014 Largest General Contractors in Massachusetts).  Bob has grown Cranshaw into a diverse company with clients in all sectors.  Recent projects include Ink Block, The Green District and Portside at East Pier in Boston, MarketStreet in Lynnfield and Assembly Row in Somerville.  Of equal importance, Bob has developed a solid team and a reputation for integrity and performance.  Jack O’Neil will remain Chairman of the company.

Tony Salvucci, who leads Cranshaw’s pre-construction group, has been elevated to Senior Vice President.  Tom Burke, Jeff Fishbone and Andrew Bisbee have been promoted to Vice President.

“We have a great leadership team here at Cranshaw.  These promotions are well deserved,” said Lyons.  I am proud of the work we are doing, including building great relationships with our sub-contractors and the trades. We are on pace for a record year and couldn’t do it without all the great people in pre-construction, project management, and the field that work hard every day to make Cranshaw a successful company.”



Cranshaw was ranked the 7th largest contractor in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal in September of 2014. The list is based on 2013 dollar volume of work performed in state. Cranshaw moved up two spots on the list from #9 in 2013, growing from $170M in 2012 to $252M in 2013. Bob Lyons, COO of Cranshaw, attributes the year-over-year growth to “the tremendously loyal clients that repeatedly turn to Cranshaw Construction for its expertise, professionalism, communication skills, transparency and “can-do” attitude. Also, we have deep expertise in multi-family of all types and that market is still very robust for us.” Bob says the firm’s growth strategy for the remainder of this year into next is to “maintain diversity of expertise on many kinds of building types including senior housing, residential, manufacturing, retail, medical and large scale mixed use, and continue to serve the need of our clients in the manner to which they have grown accustomed.”





Westwood, MA–  Bridges at University Station will be the newest addition to the University Station project. Developed as a joint venture between National Development and EPOCH Senior Living, Bridges at University Station is a 64-unit assisted living residence specializing in memory care. Construction is planned to begin in early 2014.


“We are looking forward to meeting a strong community need by providing a high quality senior living option to the town of Westwood,” said Ted Tye, managing partner of National Dev. “University Station will quickly become a regional hub because of its many retail stores, luxury apartments and excellent transportation. It is a perfect location for Bridges at University Station.”


In Westwood, the Bridges building will be two stories and divided into four households, each with 16 apartments, private secure gardens, dining areas and common areas including a library and several activity spaces. The architect for Bridges at University Station is CBT Architects. Cranshaw Construction is the general contractor.


University Station is a mixed-use development of retail, residential, office and hotel uses adjacent to the Rte. 128 Amtrak and MBTA Station. Lead retail tenants include Wegman’s and Target. The project, which received approval from Westwood town meeting, is a venture of New England Development, Eastern Real Estate LLC, National Development, Charles River Realty Investors, and Clarion Partners.


National Development and EPOCH Senior Living have together completed more than 40 senior communities, the majority of which are in eastern Mass. Bridges communities have been opened in Hingham and Westford with several others under development. Bridges offers those with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other memory challenges a lifestyle-focused assisted living community staffed by professionals who understand all stages of memory loss.