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New Project Executive: Peter Cormier

In January of 2019, Peter Cormier joined Cranshaw Construction as a Project Executive for the Assembly Row project. Peter will spend his time overseeing Block 5B, a 14-story 615,000 SF mixed use office and retail building, and Block 8, a 24-story 525,000 SF mixed use retail and residential building.

Peter joins Cranshaw from Turner Construction and brings with him vast experience in the field on a wide variety of project and building types.  Most recently, he completed the complex fast-track project at Massport’s Logan Airport -Terminal B Optimization. This project consolidated all American Airlines gates from two different locations in Terminal B to 18 contiguous gates on the Pier B side of the terminal. Additionally, three security checkpoints in Terminal B were consolidated into one modern checkpoint that opens into an expanded Food Court. In total, the project included the construction of an additional 75,000 square feet and the renovation of approximately 70,000 square feet of existing space within Terminal B.

While at Turner, key projects Peter worked on included; Massport’s 2050 Garage Expansion and Economy Parking Garage, Vertex’s Fan Pier Lab & Office Building, and Harvard University’s Dunster House Renovation.


New Leadership Team at Cranshaw Construction

Cranshaw is pleased to announce several organizational changes taking place in the next few months. Bob Lyons, Cranshaw’s President, will be retiring in early 2019.  For several years, Bob has been helping to plan for the succession of leadership within Cranshaw which will soon transition to a team of four Cranshaw senior leaders:


  • Andrew Bisbee is now Senior Vice President and Director of Estimating and Technology. Andrew joined Cranshaw in 1994 and has been responsible for pre-construction services and estimating from conceptual level through GMP/contract estimates on major projects such as Ink Block, Green District and East Pier. He also has managed Cranshaw’s pre-construction and software selection and implementation.
  • Tom Burke, Senior Vice President and Project Executive, started at Cranshaw in 2001. He has worked on many major projects including Ink Block, The Circle, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Surgical Center, Winchester Hospital MRI Center, Woodland Station and Hanover Park at Fitton Field.
  • Jeff Fishbone, Senior Vice President and Project Executive, joined Cranshaw in 2005 and has led the construction of major projects including many of the buildings at Assembly Row in Somerville, The District Burlington, and the Arsenal Yards mixed-use development in Watertown.
  • Chris Iannelli, Senior Vice President and Project Executive, joined the company in 2000. Chris has provided overall team leadership in pre-construction, planning, logistics and project management of some of the Cranshaw’s largest and most complex projects including Seven Springs Burlington, Dunkin’ Donuts Northeast Distribution Center, Waterstone at Wellesley, MarketStreet Lynnfield, University Station and Boston East.


Together, Andrew, Tom, Jeff and Chris will form Cranshaw’s Executive Committee working with Bob over the coming months on leadership transition and assuming overall day-to-day management of construction operations. Jack O’Neil will continue in his role as chairman of Cranshaw Construction.  An additional exciting organizational change is that Tony Salvucci has moved from Cranshaw to National Development’s development group. In his new role, Tony will be responsible for working with development project managers on all aspects of project construction with particular focus on early stage concepts, due diligence, budgeting and guiding project design.   Congratulations to the new leadership team.  We are excited about what the future holds for Cranshaw and appreciate all our valued clients, partners and team members.



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.”