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June 13, 2017

City-based O&G Industries is the recent recipient of a GreenCircle Sustainability Award in the category of Innovation from the Hartford Business Journal and state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

The awards celebrate those who take a coordinated...

June 1, 2017

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and the State’s top school construction manager, broke ground on two expansion and renovation projects in Ledyard, Connecticut – Gallup Hill School and Ledyard Middle School.  O&G is the Construction Manager for the $28.6 Million expansion and renovation project at Gallup Hill School and the $35.6 Million...

May 30, 2017

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, received the Midstate Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation in Education award for the O&G Builds program at Platt High School in Meriden.

O&G Builds is a nine-month experiential learning program in which high school students earn credits, while learning hands-on about careers in construction.  As a part...

Peter Lipeika, an employee of O&G Industries in Torrington, uses a Bobcat to collect railroad ties at the train depot in East Litchfield on Tuesday. The ties were deposited into Dumpsters that will be hauled away as part of a cleanup effort.
May 10, 2017

Work to improve the look of the railroad depot in East Litchfield took another step forward Tuesday with the help of O&G Industries.

The Torrington construction company provided equipment and manpower to move a pile of railroad ties into two Dumpsters the East Litchfield Village Improvement Society that were rented using a $1,300 grant from the Connecticut Community Foundation....

May 8, 2017

O&G Industries held its third annual Touch a Truck event on Saturday morning, May 6, at its South Main Street Maintenance Facility. An estimated 2200 visitors attended the event.

This popular community outing is the culmination of the company’s annual Safety Week. Safety Week training and awareness activities are held at every O&G job site and facility across Connecticut.

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April 21, 2017

The joint venture team of O&G Industries/Tutor Perini Corporation has received a 2016 Connecticut Asphalt & Aggregate Producers Association (CAAPA) Award in the Limited Access Roadway category. CAAPA awards are presented annually to projects that exemplify excellence in pavement placed on Connecticut roadways. Winners are selected by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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O&G Vice-President Kara Oneglia pictured with Northwest CT Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee Co-Chairs Kara Paganini-Muth and Cailin Cerruto.
March 23, 2017

O&G Industries Vice-President Kara Oneglia was named as the inaugural Best Supporting Woman in the Role of Business by the Northwest Connecticut United Way’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee.

Kara is a fourth generation member of O&G’s leadership team and manages all aspects of the company’s Masonry division including its Beacon Falls Fabrication Center and seven...

Wethersfield High School Renovation Complete
February 3, 2017

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and one of the country’s Top 100 Green Building Contractors, has substantially completed the renovation of Wethersfield High School in Wethersfield, Connecticut. 

Construction on the $83.7 million high school project began in the summer of 2013 with all space turned over to the school administration in the...

January 20, 2017

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and one of the country’s Top 400 Contractors, and the Tutor Perini Corporation (TPC), a leading civil and building construction company, today announced that the Company has received a notice of intent to award a contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the Westside Purple Line...

Stamford Police Department
January 5, 2017

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and one of the country’s Top 100 Green Building Contractors, has been awarded a contract to construct the Stamford Police Department’s new headquarters. 

The project includes the construction of a 94,000 square foot, four-story police headquarters with an attached four-story parking garage. The Police...

December 16, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, donated over 2,000 toys to nonprofit organizations this holiday season. 

Company staff donated over 1,500 toys to Torrington’s FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity of Northwestern Connecticut) via the Torrington Fire Department’s Christmas for Children Toy Drive.  In addition, another 500 toys, benefitting...

November 6, 2016

The National Academy of Construction (NAC) has elected Raymond R. Oneglia, executive vice chairman of O&G Industries, Inc., as a member of its 2016 class. He was inducted Oct. 20 at the NAC Annual Meeting here in Napa at the Silverado Resort and Spa. The 2016 class includes 30 new inductees. Three hundred industry leaders were considered for the NAC’s rigorous nomination and election...

Valley Transit District Facility in Derby, CT prior to renovation
October 26, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and one of the country’s Top 100 Green Building Contractors, recently began construction on the Valley Transit District Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility in Derby, Connecticut. 

O&G is the general contractor for the project which includes improvements to the existing facility at 41 Main Street in Derby...

Platt High School via Meriden Record Journal
October 13, 2016

Less than a year of work remains at Platt High School, which is currently 87.6 percent complete, Grove said. The $111.8 million project is projected to finish $388,000 under budget.

The large and small gyms, auditorium, administrative offices and main entrance are the major items left for contractor O&G Industries Inc., Grove said.

Crews are expected to complete work on the...

October 13, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and one of the country’s Top 100 Green Building Contractors, recently completed window replacement and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system upgrades at Windsor Locks High School.

The project included the installation of high efficiency windows in all 40-classrooms, in addition to high...

October 12, 2016

Beacon Falls Energy Park, LLC submitted its draft Development and Management Plan (“D&M Plan”) to the Connecticut Siting Council for its proposed 63.3 megawatt Beacon Falls Energy Park project. The project will use Class I renewable fuel cell technology. The filing of the D&M Plan marks another development milestone for the “shovel ready” renewable energy project.

The D&M...

PlattBuilds Class of 2017
October 6, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and an ENR Top 100 Green Building Contractor, in partnership with the Orville H. Platt High School Career Center, kicked off the 4th annual PlattBuilds program on September 28th.

Twenty-three members of the Platt student body, including five returning students, are participating in the nine-month long...

Beacon Falls Energy Park
September 21, 2016

Beacon Falls Energy Park, LLC continues to move forward aggressively with development activity on its 63.3 Megawatt fuel cell facility. The project has achieved a number of development milestones to make the renewable energy project “shovel ready”. The project will use fuel cells to be supplied by FuelCell Energy, Inc.(FCEL)- a Connecticut-based company with corporate offices in Danbury,...

Rocky Hill High School
September 14, 2016
Rocky Hill, CT

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, recently completed phase III of construction at Rocky Hill High School.  

Several key components of the project were turned over for the start of the school year including the gym, kitchen, cafeteria, a botany lab, chemistry labs, art rooms, nursing station and classroom space.  Final project completion is...

ENR Top 100 Green Contractor
August 26, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and one of the State’s Top Green Building Contractors, was recently named as one of ENR (Engineering News-Record) magazine’s Top 100 Green Building Contractors for 2016.  

O&G holds the distinction of being the only Connecticut-based contactor to make the 2016 list while ranking in the 76th position.  To...

August 15, 2016

Ballolli’s Expertise Tapped to Support the Growing Fabrication and Distribution Center Need for a Dedicated Bluestone Project Manager

Peter (PJ) Ballolli has been named Bluestone Project Manager for O&G Industries - Masonry Division, the news was announced today by John Baranoski, Fabrication and Distribution Director.

In his new position, Ballolli will be...

Cath Lab #2 at St. Mary's Hospital
August 10, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, recently completed the renovation of a Cath Lab at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut.

The five-week long project involved renovating Cardiac Catheterization Lab #2 within the Hospital’s Cardiovascular Care Center.  O&G completed construction two weeks ahead of schedule, and without...

August 3, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, recently completed the upgrades to Hartford’s Union Station.  O&G was the general contractor on the Connecticut Department of Transportation project.

The project involved constructing a new 260-foot long, high-level passenger platform and egress stair tower finished with new decking, decorative railings...

St. Joseph Cathedral Entrance in Hartford, CT
July 25, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately held construction company, recently completed construction of a new entrance at the historic Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut.  A ceremony led by Archbishop Leonard P. Blair was held following the Father’s Day Mass on June 19th to bless and dedicate the new addition. 

The new three-story entrance adds 3,000 square...

Bowen Field in New Haven, Connecticut
July 20, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately held construction company and the State’s top construction manager for school projects, recently completed the renovation of the Bowen Field Complex at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Connecticut.

The project included a complete renovation of the playing surface and facilities.  A new synthetic turf field, 8-lane synthetic...

The admissions building at Miss Porters School in Farmington, Connecticut
July 13, 2016
Farmington, CT

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and top construction manager for school projects, recently transformed an old grist mill, originally constructed in 1673 on the bank of the Farmington River, into the new admissions building for one of the nation’s most historic boarding schools, Farmington’s Miss Porter’s School which welcomes nearly 500 admission...

July 8, 2016

Flanders Nature Center will lead a tour of O&G's Traprock Quarry, 236 Roxbury Road, Route 67 in Southbury for a field trip highlighting some fascinating geological facts and views of ancient volcanic rocks and minerals. The event will take place July 20.

O&G Industries will open the quarry to Flanders' participants for a special geology field trip led by Thomas Fleming,...

Saxe Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony
July 5, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and the State’s top school construction manager, recently broke ground on the $18.6 million Saxe Middle School Addition and Renovation project.   A formal ground breaking ceremony to kick-off the project took place at the School on Thursday, June 16th.  The ceremony was attended by School administrators, staff and...

St. Francis Hospital Comprehensive Womens Health Center
May 24, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, recently completed the fit-out of a 2,400 square foot space within St. Francis Hospital’s Comprehensive Women’s Health Center. 

The project created six new exam rooms, a procedure room, office areas and a nursing station, expanding the capabilities of the Health Center.  O&G, the project’s general...

May 11, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, held its second annual Touch a Truck event, capping off its 2016 Safety Week campaign.  Despite the rain on Saturday, over 1,000 people from throughout the State attended the event which featured over two dozen pieces of equipment from O&G’s fleet in addition to guest vehicles from Supreme Industries, Johnny’s...

April 29, 2016

Town officials are confident the $7.55 million project to replace the high school’s out-of-code energy, electrical, and mechanical systems will be done in time for the start of the new school year.

The work was started last June to replace the high school’s 1960s-era windows in all 40 classrooms, as well as ventilation, heating, and lighting, all deemed inadequate and inefficient.

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Safety Week 2016
April 14, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, will hold its second annual Safety Week campaign the week of May 2nd.  Safety Week activities will touch each of O&G’s project sites, quarries, plants, retail stores and administrative offices.  

Safety Week activities will include safety stand downs, demonstrations and toolbox talks throughout the week...

April 11, 2016

O&G Industries received a 2015 Connecticut Asphalt & Aggregate Producers Association (CAAPA) Award in the Special Project category.  The annual CAAPA awards highlight excellence in quality for pavement placed in Connecticut.

The award was presented to O&G’s asphalt supply operations for their support of the Intersection of State Road 334 and State Road 188 paving project in...

April 7, 2016

It takes a village... To clean up the mess left behind by generations of illegal dumping and littering along the Thomaston Railroad and Naugatuck River.

In a joint effort, organized by The Railroad Museum of New England, in partnership with The Naugatuck River Revival Group, “The Great Naugatuck River & Naugatuck Railroad Clean Up - 2016” has already made huge strides in clearing...

March 29, 2016
Torrington, CT

O&G's luxury lifestyle publication expands with a creative team of editorial contributors in its latest edition that features inspirational articles from national and global leaders in the stonework and design industries.

Stylish Spaces with Masonry, a publication from O&G Industries Masonry Division, features top articles in its latest and largest edition the news was...

March 28, 2016

Marty Paganini’s Expertise Tapped to Expand O&G's Masonry Business Targeting Professional Landscape Architects Throughout the Northeast

Marty Paganini has been named Architectural Sales Representative for O&G Industries - Masonry Division, the news was announced today by Kara R. Oneglia, Vice-President.  

In his new position,...

O&G New Milford Asphalt Plant
March 15, 2016

O&G’s Asphalt Plants will open according to the following schedule (subject to change based on weather):

Bridgeport – March 28, 2016
Stamford – March 28, 2016
Southbury – April 4, 2016
Waterbury – April 11, 2016
Torrington – April 18, 2016
New Milford - April 18, 2016 

Bob Eberheim, a volunteer and board member with the RMNE, supervises the dumping of tires removed from the Frost Bridge area in Thomaston and Watertown before they were to be recycled.
March 15, 2016

Volunteers from the Railroad Museum Of New England (RMNE), the Naugatuck River Revival Group (NRRG), O&G Industries, and the Boy Scouts completely exceeded all expectations on Saturday by removing enough tires to fill two 30 yard dumpsters from an area less than 3 miles long between the Naugatuck River and CT Route 8 in Thomaston and Watertown. More than 20 people devoted their Saturday to...

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
February 28, 2016

Operating Room 1 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital has recently been renovated to include an improved nurse’s and doctor station that will help provide better care, officials said.

“The Hospital’s OR now includes a revised nurse’s and doctor’s station that provides physicians and staff better control of the environment of care, from the lighting in the room to playing music for the...

Charlotte Hungerford Operating Room 1
February 22, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company, recently completed the renovation and expansion of Operating Room 1 at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Connecticut.

O&G acted as the General Contractor and self-performed work on the project which included demolition, framing, drywall and taping, ceiling modifications and the installation of...

Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck, CT
February 11, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and the State’s top school construction manager, recently completed the renovation and addition to Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck, Connecticut. 

O&G acted as the Construction Manager for this fast-tracked $69 million project which kicked off in April 2013.  The project included a four-phase renovation...

February 2, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and the State’s top school construction manager, was awarded two contracts to expand and renovate schools in Ledyard, Connecticut – Gallup Hill School and Ledyard Middle School.

O&G will act as the Construction Manager for the $28.6 Million expansion and renovation project at Gallup Hill School and the $35...

Watertown Bus Maintenance Facility
January 30, 2016

Progress on a new state bus depot on Frost Bridge Road is on track for completion in May 2017, according to Eric Feldblum, project design engineer for the state Department of Transportation.

He said the mild weather had helped keep the project on schedule, allowing crews to pour concrete and keep digging and backfilling foundation walls late into the season before the frost.

The...

Ella T. Grasso Technical High School
January 26, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and the State’s top school construction manager, was awarded a construction contract for the Ella T. Grasso Technical High School in Groton, Connecticut. 

O&G will act as the Construction Manager for the $134.9 million dollar project.  The project will include construction of a new 215,000 square foot...

January 18, 2016

With an hour and a half to go before the Hailu-McIver family was to come home, there was still a lot to do in the Newton Street home Spirit of Giving volunteers were renovating, but the dozen or so gathered there Saturday worked tirelessly to get it all done.

The house was a beehive of activity Saturday, with volunteers painting, moving furniture, stocking cabinets, and decorating as...

Saxe Middle School Renovation & Expansion Rendering
January 14, 2016

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction company and the State’s top school construction manager, was awarded a contract to expand and renovate Saxe Middle School in New Canaan, Connecticut. 

O&G will act as the Construction Manager for the $18.6 million dollar expansion and renovation project.   Construction will include the addition of a two-story...

January 2, 2016

Over two dozen volunteers gathered Saturday to begin renovating a city home that a family was recently forced to leave due to its decrepit condition.

The effort was organized by Spirit of Giving, a nonprofit established 13 years ago by local emergency services agencies. Every year, Spirit of Giving holds a holiday campaign providing toys, clothing and other donations to local families...

Representatives of the three largest contributors to the Torrington Firefighters Association's annual toy drive were awarded plaques Wednesday for their efforts. From left, Sharon Okraska and Shirley Durante of O&G Industries, Bonnie and Mike Hand of Staples Tavern, and Phil Dzurnak of the Torrington Lions Club. Taylor Rapalyea/Republican-American
December 18, 2015

Through toy drives and fundraising, three organizations were able to raise more than $10,000 worth of toys for local kids in the Torrington Firefighters Association's annual toy drive.

O&G Industries, Staples Tavern and the Torrington Lions Club were honored for their continued work with the toy drive on Wednesday morning at the Torrington Fire Department. Lt. Mark Garrison handed...

O&G’s Mark Zavatkay hands bags of toys to O&G driver Lenny Byram as they load the truck in preparation for a toy delivery to the Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau.
December 14, 2015

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction firm, donated over 500 toys to the Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau (TYSB) that will benefit over 130 Torrington-area children this holiday season.

This is the 10th year that O&G’s staff have supported the TYSB toy drive.  “Our staff is incredibly generous” stated O&G Contract Administrator Lynn Robotham...

Photo courtesy of Aaron Flaum/ NorwichBulletin.com
December 8, 2015

I've spent many nights in the old Putnam High gym.

It was hot.

It was generally packed with people sitting on top of each other, hoping that the fire marshal wouldn’t notice the double occupancy. Just 275 seats — give or take — didn’t go very far when Putnam hosted any local team.

To get to your seat, you became part of the game by walking on the court to avoid the feet of...

Lynn Robotham delivers toys to the Torrington Youth Service Bureau
December 3, 2015

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction firm, received the CCIA’s (Connecticut Construction Industry Association) Community Service Award for the Company’s annual Toy Drive Campaign.

The award recognizes the efforts of Lynn Robotham who manages the Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau’s Toy Drive; and the team of Sharon Okraska, Terry Creighton, Anna Mae...

O&G's Naugatuck High School Project Team
November 26, 2015

Principal Jan Saam hosted the open house at the sparkling new high school building and I only got lost once.

The renovated-to-new Naugatuck High School was officially re-opened on Wednesday evening. The grand re-opening was held just in time for NHS alumni back in town for Thanksgiving to take a self-guided tour.

Following the brief ceremony that began promptly at 5:00pm...

Mayor Toni Harp speaks at the Bowen Field press conference
November 5, 2015

It might have seemed like a Hail Mary pass when city officials set a goal of having construction on Bowen Field ready for the classic Thanksgiving Elm City Bowl game between football rivals James Hillhouse High School and Wilbur Cross High School, but city leaders Thursday said the project would make it into the end zone.

New Haven acting Supervisor of Athletics Erik Patchkofsky said it...

Photo courtesy of Rep-Am
November 5, 2015

The Board of Education unanimously approved a multimillion-dollar contract with its long-term construction consultant Thursday without comment or question.

Two representatives from Torrington-based O&G Industries attended Thursday's Board of Education meeting, but sat quietly in the audience ready to answer questions that didn't come. The contract of up to 5 years and $3.8 million...

Bridgeport Earth Products Showcase
November 3, 2015

An expanded showroom for O&G Industry’s masonry division will allow customers to see more products and displays in a revamped space. A design center near completion upstairs will let them see into the future.

The recently completed first phase of renovations at O&G’s Bridgeport location, at 325 Hancock Ave., includes an updated showroom, a larger mason store, an expanded indoor...

Ray Oneglia speaks at the Hartford Business Journal's Family Business Award ceremony
November 3, 2015

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction firm, was named as one of Connecticut’s Top Family Businesses by the Hartford Business Journal.

"The O&G family extends beyond the Oneglia family," said Gregory Oneglia, Vice Chairman, who has been with the company for 45 years. "Two hundred of our 1,000 employees are related to other members of the O&G family...

One of the new bar areas installed on the luxury yacht the Spirit of Boston.
November 2, 2015

O&G’s Masonry Division was selected from among our peers to receive the following 2015 Home Building Industry Awards (HOBI) from the HBRA of Connecticut.

Best Commercial Interior Feature—Silestone interior finishes in the Spirit of Boston luxury yacht

Best Pool House—Washington, The Barn House estate

Best Residential Remodel $3-5 Million —Washington, The Barn House...

The 2015-2016 PlattBuilds Class at Platt High School in Meriden, CT
October 29, 2015

O&G, in partnership with the Orville H. Platt High School Career Center, kicked off the 3rd annual PlattBuilds program in September.  Twenty-two members of the Platt student body are participating in the nine-month long experiential learning program in which they earn high school credits while learning hands-on about careers in construction-based occupations.

As...

O&G's Bridgeport Mason Store
October 29, 2015

Phase I of the renovations of the retail showroom at O&G Industries, located at 325 Hancock Avenue in Bridgeport, Connecticut, is now complete and open to the public. Phase II plans include an Architectural Design Center with interactive technology scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2016.

Phase I of O&G's Bridgeport renovations include an updated retail showroom...

O&G Team
October 16, 2015

Any conversation about family business has to include Torrington construction services provider O&G Industries and the Oneglia family.

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Photo courtesy of Paul Singley
October 14, 2015

Renovations near the finish line

Naugatuck High School alumni can expect to a see a renovated school building that they won't recognize next month during homecoming festivities.

The school has scheduled a "re-opening" of the high school between 5 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 25. The public is invited to tour the building at 543 Rubber Ave.

"By that point, we are expecting...

Norwich Public Schools
October 6, 2015

The School Facilities Study Committee will recommend hiring a three-way partnership that includes an architectural firm, the southeastern Connecticut regional education agency and one of the state's largest construction firms to lead a study of the school system for possible restructuring.

The committee voted unanimously to endorse a proposal by JCJ Architecture, LEARN and O&G...

Principal Rick Misenti celebrates after cutting the ribbon alongside members of the High School Building Committee.
October 1, 2015

While Guilford students have been able to admire their new high school since the start of classes on Sept. 8, other members of the community who had taken part in the nearly 10 year planning and construction process had their chance to celebrate on Sept. 26 to officially open the new Guilford High School with a ribbon cutting.

The event featured short speeches, a performance by the...

Platt High School Ribbon Cutting
September 30, 2015

City and school leaders dedicated the completed second phase of construction at Platt High School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

The event was held in the school’s new cafeteria, which, with its floor-to-ceiling windows on one side, offered dramatic views of the Panther practice fields as well as the teams using them Tuesday.

Board of Education President Mark A...

O&G breaks ground King Industries Waterbury site
September 26, 2015

King Industries broke ground on the construction of a new $50 million chemical factory in the city's Waterbury Industrial Commons on Friday morning.

While the Norwalk-based firm was lining up ceremonial shovels for dignitary photo shoots, development officials were approving the final plan to pay for any lingering contamination there.

Like the rest of the industrial park, the 11-...

American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted/Winchester, CT
September 26, 2015

Ralph Nader’s hope for visitors to his American Museum of Tort Law is that they leave it knowing they have rights under our legal system and should not be intimidated by corporate America into believing they are not important.

“My hope is that they come away from here with a more extensive understanding of their rights if injured,” he said Saturday afternoon during an open house of the...

Connecticut Top Workplaces
September 14, 2015

O&G Industries, Connecticut’s largest privately-held construction firm, was named as one of Connecticut’s 2015 Top Workplaces by Hearst Media at the organization’s awards ceremony held on September 10th in Monroe, Connecticut.

“It’s humbling to be named one of the State’s Top Workplaces by such a talented and hardworking team” stated O&G Industries...

Connecticut Top Workplaces
September 12, 2015

Known for the extensive I-95, I-91, Route 34 interchange project in New Haven, described by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy as the “largest and most complex transportation renewal initiative ever undertaken in the state of Connecticut, O&G has completed hundreds of construction projects on highways, schools and museums across the state.

The fourth generation family owned company employs more...

Guilford High School in Guilford, CT
September 4, 2015

The new Guilford High School is on schedule and on budget to welcome students for the start of school on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The construction of the new school, which began in June 2013 with a budget of $92,220,800, has stayed on track throughout construction according to Guilford Superintendent of Schools Paul Freeman.

“Considering the magnitude of the project, it has gone...

Union Station in Hartford, CT
September 2, 2015

O&G Industries was recently awarded a $3.1 million contract by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to upgrade Hartford’s Union Station.  O&G, the General Contractor on the project is expected to complete the twelve-month project in April 2016.

The project involves constructing a new 260-foot long, high-level passenger platform and egress stair tower finished with new...

Beacon Falls Energy Park
August 31, 2015

Beacon Falls Energy Park, LLC, developer of the Beacon Falls Energy Park, has filed with the Connecticut Siting Council a Petition for a Declaratory Ruling for its 63 megawatt fuel cell park project, a milestone in the continued progress towards commencing construction of the project in 2016.

The proposed project falls within the scope of projects that the Connecticut Siting Council can...

Photo courtesy of the Windsor Journal
August 27, 2015

One of the top schools in the country is moving in a few weeks to Windsor. If all goes as planned, CREC’s Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, a school housed until now in a smaller building in Hartford's Learning Corridor, will start the school year in a gleaming new facility on Kennedy Road. It's a stunning transformation for the property too, that until two years ago was the site of an...

Photo courtesy of Luke Marshall from the Citizens News
August 24, 2015

As summer winds down, so too is the renovation work at Naugatuck High School.

The $81 million renovate-to-new project at Naugatuck High School, which broke ground in April 2013, is expected to be finished in November. The construction manager for the project is Torrington-based O&G Industries.

The majority of the work in the high school is slated to be complete by the time...

Bowen Field in New Haven, Connecticut
August 24, 2015

O&G Industries, a nearly century-old construction company headquartered in Connecticut, was recently awarded a contract to renovate the Bowen Field Complex at James Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Connecticut. 

The project includes a complete renovation of the playing surface and facilities.  A new synthetic turf field, 8-lane synthetic track and lighting towers will be...

Anthony Diaz - Summer Youth Employment Program Intern
August 19, 2015

O&G Industries, a nearly century-old construction company headquartered in Connecticut, hosted an intern from the City of Norwich’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) at the company’s Putnam High School Renovation project. 

O&G’s SYEP intern, Anthony Diaz is an 18 year-old graduate of Norwich Technical High School who studies were focused in carpentry.  “I had studied...

Thomaston Dam Construction after the Flood of 1955
August 18, 2015

Vincent Gualtieri pulled a palm-sized spiral notepad out of his uniform pocket and flipped to a page where he had jotted down figures.

"This dam," Gualtieri said, "has prevented $836 million in property damage. It cost $14 million to build. I'd say that's a pretty good return."

Gualtieri is the Army Corps of Engineers' project manager at the Thomaston Dam, the No. 1 reason why...

2015 Top 100 Green Building Contractors
August 18, 2015

O&G Industries, a nearly century-old construction company headquartered in Connecticut, ranked in the 70th position on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 2015 Top 100 Green Building Contractors list.  O&G is one of only two Connecticut-based contractors to make the list.

“As a building contractor in the educational and healthcare markets, green and sustainable building are a core...

Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut
August 11, 2015

O&G Industries, a Connecticut-based construction firm, was recently awarded a contract to build a new handicapped accessible entrance at the historic Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. 

The new entrance will add 11,000 square feet of space to the existing building and include a passenger drop off area that provides convenient handicap access to a new elevator system...

Photo courtesy of Jessica Moore of the Hartford Courant
August 11, 2015

Students and staff will return to a transformed Wethersfield High School when school reopens Aug. 31, building committee Chairwoman Christine Fortunato said.

"I think the kids and the parents and the teachers are going to be very impressed by what they see,"

 Fortunato said after Monday's building committee meeting. "It's definitely a state-of-the-art facility that we should all...

Photo courtesy of Dave Zajac of the Meriden Record-Journal
August 1, 2015

Work is going full-tilt at the city’s two public high schools as construction crews get new portions of both buildings ready in time for the first day of school.

Platt High School is in the middle of its own $111.8 million construction project.

The biggest change for students will likely be the opening of a new cafeteria and kitchen, which, along with weight and fitness rooms,...

The Grist Mill in Farmington, CT
July 28, 2015

O&G Industries was recently awarded a contract to transform the old gristmill into the new admissions building for one of the nation’s most historic boarding schools, Farmington’s Miss Porter's School. 

The property, home to the former Grist Mill Restaurant on Mill Street in Farmington, will be renovated and fit-out as the school’s new admissions building.  All new electrical, HVAC...

Photo courtesy of Ben Lambert of the Register Citizen
July 22, 2015

The future American Museum of Tort Law is nearly ready to be opened to the public.

O&G Industries has recently finished renovating the space in which it will be housed, the former Winsted Savings Bank at 654 Main St., by including new interior finishes, restrooms and upgrading the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems within the 6,500-square-foot building, according to a...

July 21, 2015

O&G Industries held its second annual Retiree Picnic at La Bella Vista in Waterbury on Saturday, July 18th. More than 160 retirees from across the country attended the event, which was marked by an attendance that included over 3,000 years of service to the company.

“Being a 4th generation family company, people are the heart of our business. It’s truly gratifying to see more and...

American Museum of Tort Law in Winsted/Winchester, CT
July 9, 2015

O&G Industries recently completed the renovation and fit-out of a former bank building in Winsted that will become home to the American Museum of Tort Law.  The museum, which will be the first of its kind in the country was the vision of O&G client and former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader. 

“The goal of the project was to transform the space into a modern museum with...

Washington Montessori School Athletic Field Construction
June 30, 2015

O&G Industries has recently been awarded a contract to design and build a soccer field and tennis courts at the Washington Montessori School in Washington, Connecticut.

Sitework on the design/build project began in mid-June.  The project includes extensive sitework and excavation to make way for a soccer field and four tennis courts behind the existing school.  In total, 14,000...

Belgard Mirage Porcelain Pavers
June 29, 2015

O&G's Mason Division will host a presentation from Belgard Mirage, Thursday, July 23rd, on the topic of porcelain pavers for outdoor landscapes.  The presentation will be held from 5pm-7pm at O&G's Danbury Earth Products Showcase located at 9 Segar Street in Danbury, Connecticut.

Porcelain outdoor pavers are one of the most...

June 25, 2015

O&G Industries was recently awarded a contract to renovate 1,500 square feet of laboratory space that will become the home of Griffin Hospital’s new Interventional Radiology facility.  The multi-phase project kicked off earlier this month and is expected to be completed in September of 2015.

According to O&G Project Manager Christina Rossi, “we are very excited to be working...

Photo courtesy of CTVoices.com
June 24, 2015

Anita Goerig, director of marketing for the Masonry Materials Division at O&G Industries, introduced the company’s six divisions to the Tribury Rotary Club members during a recent meeting at Juniper’s Restaurant, 1383 Whittemore Rd.

The Building Construction Services division offers a comprehensive portfolio of building services ranging from general contracting and construction...

CT Transit Bus Maintenance Facility Site in Watertown
June 23, 2015
Watertown, CT

O&G Industries was recently awarded a $75 million contract by the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) to build a bus maintenance facility on Frost Bridge Road in Watertown, Connecticut.

The new facility will provide CT Transit with space for vehicle storage, washing, maintenance and parts management, as well as administrative and operations support.  The facility...

Photo courtesy of Alex von Kleydorff of the Norwalk Hour
June 17, 2015

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined state transportation officials and local elected officials atop the Fairfield Avenue Bridge on Wednesday to celebrate the nearly completed Interstate 95 expansion project in Norwalk.

The $45 million project, which began in 2012, has resulted in the creation an additional operating lane in each direction, between Exits 14 and 15.

The new auxiliary...

Glenda Robles, a teacher at Easter Seal’s All Kids Child Care in Waterbury, helps Steven Torrolli put on his new backpack at the school’s End of Year Celebration.
June 16, 2015

Photo: Glenda Robles, a teacher at Easter Seal’s All Kids Child Care in Waterbury, helps Steven Torrolli put on his new backpack at the school’s End of Year Celebration.

O&G donated backpacks filled with school supplies to the students at Easter Seal’s Pre-School B Classroom in Waterbury, Connecticut.  In total, 20 students received backpacks at the June 15th End of Year...

Groundbreaking at Putnam High School
June 9, 2015

On Friday May 22nd, O&G Industries officially broke ground on the Putnam High School renovation project.  Members of the Putnam High School Administration, Faculty, School Board Building Committee, Elected Officials and O&G Industries gathered behind the shell of the new gymnasium for the project’s official groundbreaking ceremony.

“O&G is excited to be working with the...

O&G Mason Products DIY Workshop
June 8, 2015

Interactive demonstrations in June and July sponsored by Techo-Bloc and will feature DIY projects for pavers at both the Hartford and Middletown CT showroom locations. Homeowners will learn easy steps to create the landscape of their dreams.

O&G's Masonry Division, one of Connecticut's premier masonry distributors, is offering two free Do-It-Yourself (DIY) clinics this...

June 4, 2015

O&G holds the distinction of being one of only two Connecticut company's to rank on ENR’s 1st and 50th annual Top Contractors list

O&G Industries of Torrington, Connecticut ranked in the 210th position on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) 50th annual Top 400 Contractors List.

O&G is one of only two Connecticut contractors to rank on ENR’s inaugural and 50th...

New Milford Hospital's Arnhold Emergency Department
June 1, 2015
New Milford, CT

New Milford Hospital’s new emergency department will officially open to the public on June 9th.

New Milford, Connecticut – On June 9th, New Milford Hospital’s new Arnhold Emergency Department will officially open to the public.  The grand opening marked a major milestone for the eleven month project which was completed in late April. 

O&G Industries served as the...

June 1, 2015

The recent announcement by FuelCell Energy to develop a 63-megawatt fuel cell park in Beacon Falls is of high interest and demonstrates the progress of the fuel cell industry, which should not come as a surprise.

Fuel cell technology is among the cleanest electric generation technologies with ultra-low emissions of primary air pollutants and greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Further, the...

Beacon Falls Energy Park
May 26, 2015

Town officials and the public will get another opportunity next month to ask questions about the proposed largest fuel cell park in the world.

The 66.3-megawatt fuel cell energy park is being proposed by CT Energy & Technology, a limited liability corporation owned by O&G Industries of Torrington. If built, the park will be larger than the current title holder, a 59-megawatt...

The Arnhold Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital
May 14, 2015
New Milford, CT

The new Arnhold Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital has taken its first bows.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by about 300 hundred served Friday, May 8 as the state-of-the-art, 11,000-square-foot facility's initiation to the public.

An open house for the public to tour the department was also scheduled Wednesday, May 13.

The department is expected to be in...

May 12, 2015

O&G is excited to share its renovation plans at the Earth Products Showcase space at 325 Hancock Avenue Bridgeport, estimated to be complete by June 30th. Plans for the 20,000 S/F space includes the creation of flexible spaces that will feature a new architectural design center, an updated masonry showroom, an extended masonry store with indoor storage space and stone yard.

...
O&G Touch a Truck Event
May 9, 2015

A Touch-a-Truck event sponsored by O&G Construction Industries was held on Saturday allowing anyone to sit inside large construction equipment including police and fire trucks.

Several community businesses and organizations were present with many volunteers including Supreme Industries Inc. of CT, Elite Energy Systems, Johnny’s Sweeping Service, KidsPlay Children’s Museum, Police...

Beacon Falls Energy Park
May 5, 2015
  • Preferred resource power plant producing energy at market-level pricing while enhancing grid resiliency
  • Expected to pay up to $90 million in local property and State sales taxes over project life
  • Generates and maintains local advanced manufacturing jobs as well as construction and service jobs
  • Ultra-clean, quiet and continuous power generation

...

Proposed Beacon Falls Energy Park
May 1, 2015

A former sand mine may become the largest renewable energy fuel cell project in the world.

CT Energy & Technology, LLC wants to build a fuel cell power plant, dubbed the Beacon Falls Energy Park, on a 23.8-acre piece of land owned by O&G Industries off of Lopus Road.

“This is a major world class project. And that’s not an exaggeration. … What we’re talking about is the...

O&G Mason Products Rock On Workshop Series
April 22, 2015

O&G’s Mason Products has announced the following early May workshops as a part of the Rock On workshop series:

Monday, May 4th
Bridgeport – NY Stucco
Danbury – Hoffman Blades
Hartford– Pavestone
Waterbury – Unilock, Techo Bloc, Alliance & Nicolock

Monday, May 11th
Bridgeport – Pearl/Stabila
Danbury –...

Porcelain Tiles by Belgard Mirage
April 20, 2015

Join us as we host a presentation by Belgard Mirage on porcelain outdoor pavers!

One of the most exciting developments in outdoor living is the arrival of porcelain pavers—the perfect complement to Hardscapes. Frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable & easy to clean—and incredibly high breakage loads. Learn more during the presentation!

To register online,...

I-95 in Connecticut
April 16, 2015

O&G Industries was awarded a $14.4 million dollar contract by the Connecticut Department of Transportation to enhance pavement performance along a heavily-traveled five-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in the towns of Norwalk and Darien, running in both directions of travel from interchange 10 to interchange 15. 

According to O&G Project Manager John Rouleau, “the project includes...

O&G's Bridgeport Mason Store Renovations
April 10, 2015

O&G’s Bridgeport Mason Supply store is currently undergoing renovations to our showroom and displays.  We are still open for business and expect the renovations to be completed by June 30th.  

 
Please call the Bridgeport Mason Supply Store at (203) 337-5119 for more information.
O&G Rock On Monday's
April 9, 2015

O&G announces the following schedule for the April Rock On Monday series.

Monday, April 13th :: Rock On Monday's
Bridgeport Mason Store featuring Unilock
Danbury Mason Store featuring Pavestone
Stamford Mason Store featuring NY Stucco

Monday, April 20th :: Rock On Monday's
Bridgeport Mason Store featuring Nicolock...

2014 Connecticut Asphalt & Aggregate Producers Association (CAAPA) Award in the Unlimited-Access Roadway category
April 8, 2015

O&G Industries received a 2014 Connecticut Asphalt & Aggregate Producers Association (CAAPA) Award in the Unlimited-Access Roadway category.  The annual CAAPA awards highlight excellence in quality for pavement placed in Connecticut.

The award was presented to O&G’s asphalt supply operations for their support of the Christian Street paving project in Oxford, Connecticut.  “...

O&G Earth Products Showcase Danbury Sign
April 1, 2015

O&G’s plants, quarries and mason yards will be closed on Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th in observance of the Good Friday and Easter holidays.  O&G’s Bridgeport and Stamford Earth Products Showcases will be open on Good Friday from 8am-noon.

O&G's Danbury Plant
March 20, 2015

O&G's asphalt plant's are scheduled to open as follows.

On Monday, March 30th the Bridgeport and Stamford plants will open.  On Monday, April 6th the Southbury plant will open.​

On Monday, April 13th the Waterbury plant will open.  On Monday, April 20th the Torrington and New Milford plants will open.

...

Photo courtesy of Sean Carlin of the New Haven Register
March 19, 2015

The general consensus for the construction of the new Guilford High School is that everything will be “on time and on budget,” according to local officials. The budget for the new high school is $92,220,800, which the public voted on last June.

First Selectman Joseph Mazza said the high school should be completed in three months, and said the furniture will start to get moved into the...

Wethersfield High School Gym built by O&G
March 18, 2015
Wethersfield, CT

Bigger, better and state of the art.

Those are the words that describe Wethersfield High School's new gym, media center and music rooms. Students and staff are "thrilled" with new spaces, which opened recently, Principal Thomas Moore said.

"Because we've been in such flux for a year and half, it's good to see some of the fruits of our labor, so the kids actually get to use it,"...

Hard-hat Hand-off at Hartford Public Schools
March 16, 2015

On Friday, March 6th  Mr. Mangus’ classroom, Room 132 at the Academy of Engineering and Green Technology at Hartford Public High School was host to the Hardhat Hand-off where the school's advisory board members and business partners met the 22 Hartford students on the Nepal 2.0 team.

The partners learned more about what this unique project means to the students, gathered details about...

City of Stamford, Connecticut
March 13, 2015
Stamford, CT

City endures potholes and looks forward to road repaving

After yet another icy winter has dug its patchworks of potholes, the city will soon get started on repaving city streets. But not before the annual battle with the axle-endangering craters is over.

"We had the worst winter in quite some time, so it really took a toll on our roads," said city project manager Anthony...

O&G’s CT ASLA in an AIA/CEU workshop
February 27, 2015

O&G’s Masonry Products division hosted the CT ASLA in an AIA/CEU program, Designing with Natural Stone in its Danbury showroom.  Over 100 attendees, presenters, O&G suppliers, partners and staff, networked and heard about new products and innovative solutions.  The program was developed for Landscape Architects who earned 4.75 CEUs by registering and attending the day-long program.

O&G Kicks Off the Putnam High School Addition & Renovation Project
February 26, 2015

O&G staff and subcontractors gathered for a project kick-off meeting at the Putnam High School addition and renovation project on Thursday morning.  The next phase of this $30 Million, 30-month project is scheduled to break ground in April.

Courtesy of Steve Valenti of the Republican-American
February 25, 2015

Kassi Perusse, 18, of Torrington works with Lee Sullivan of O&G Industries during a job shadowing day in Torrington on Tuesday. About 100 Torrington High School students took part in the shadowing day.

Courtesy of the Republican-American print edition.

Photo courtesy of Brian A. Pounds of the CT Post
February 22, 2015
Bridgeport, CT

The floor tiles are being installed, the lights are on, and last week the boilers were fired up in what soon will be the new Roosevelt Elementary School.

With a squabble over how many on-site parking spaces would be provided now settled, the $44.7 million project to bring a new 82,438-square-foot school building to the city's South End is back on track for completion this spring.

...
Glastonbury Riverfront Park in Glastonbury, CT
February 20, 2015
Glastonbury, CT

The Glastonbury Riverfront Park project was recently honored with a 2015 “Excellence in Construction Award” by the Connecticut Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

The $12 million dollar project was designed by the Northeast Collaborative Architects with O&G Industries serving as the Construction Manager.  The Boathouse is the anchor for Phase II of Glastonbury...

Students from Rocky Hill High School sign the ceremonial beam
February 19, 2015

The Topping Off Ceremony held at Rocky Hill High School on Wednesday marks a major milestone in the schools transformation.  The 22,000 square foot addition will house new locker and fitness rooms, as well as a music and multipurpose room extending off the west side of the existing building.

The Topping Off Ceremony is a long-standing tradition for building construction projects that...

Photo courtesy of Aaron Flaum of the Norwich Bulletin
February 12, 2015
Putnam, CT

Putnam High School students and teachers love their new classrooms and they aren’t even the finished product.

The $36.6 million renovation that will change nearly everything about the school other than its outside walls is underway in earnest. What was once the auditorium is now “swing space” and portables adjacent to the building house six classrooms.

“The space is really nice...

Raymond Onelgia of O&G Industries
January 29, 2015

Raymond Oneglia, vice chairman of O&G Industries in Torrington, was presented with The Moles Outstanding Achievement Award this week for his contributions to the construction industry.

The award was presented at The Mole’s 73 annual awards dinner Wednesday evening.

The Moles is a fraternal organization made up of members of the heavy construction industry.

“I am...

January 26, 2015

O&G is hosting The Connecticut Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects Designing with Natural Stone continuing education program for landscape architects, architects, engineers, landscape contractors amd anyone involved with hardscapes.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Flag and slab paved surfaces
  • Design and detailing of modular...
Photo courtesy of Luke Marshall from the Citizens News
January 25, 2015
Naugatuck, CT

On Friday night, hundreds of spectators packed the sports facilities at Naugatuck High School to see the Greyhounds do battle in the swimming pool against Pomperaug and on the basketball court against Sacred Heart.

Nearby, students on the football and track and field teams used a weight room with brand new equipment.

Student athletes are competing and practicing in a brand new,...

January 17, 2015

Unilock is sponsoring a "Learn from the Leaders in Hardscape" Contractors Advantage workshop at O&G's Bridgeport Mason Supply & Earth Products Showcase.

The workshop will be held from 9am to 3pm at O&G's Bridgeport location at 325 Hancock Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut.  The event is FREE to attend and includes breakfast and lunch sponsored by Unilock. 

You can...

O&G's Building Division receiving a Construction Institute Award
January 15, 2015

O&G's Building Division was presented with a membership award at the Construction Institute's 11th annual awards dinner held in Hartford, Connecticut on January 14th.  The award recognizes O&G's 35 years of membership and contributions to the Construction Institute.

Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant Project recognized by Huffington Post
December 31, 2014
Lakeville, CT
Ken Merz, the Register Citizen's 2014 Person of the Year.
December 29, 2014

In the center of downtown Torrington lies a growing community of art and entertainment, designed to help the area prosper and grow financially. Behind that growing community is a man who has helped lay the foundation for continual cultural growth and economic opportunity.

It is for these reasons that the Register Citizen has named Ken Merz its Person of the Year for 2014.

Merz,...

Photo courtesy of Chris Palermo of the Norwalk Hour
December 22, 2014
Norwalk, CT

Calling it a Christmas present, incoming Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff trumpeted the ahead-of-schedule opening of a portion of the Interstate 95 expansion project Monday morning.

Standing at the side of the northbound Exit 14 off-ramp, Duff, D-25, said that the "speed change" lane for the exit opened Friday, five months ahead of schedule and on budget.

"Anyone in Fairfield...

O&G staff donate toys to Torrington Youth Service Bureau
December 16, 2014
Torrington, CT

Thanks to the generosity of the O&G employees, from office staff to officers of the company to jobsite personnel, mason store employees, south main employees, Bogue Road employees, repair shop employees and O&G truck drivers, 137 children in the Torrington area will have toys under their tree on Christmas morning.

A special thank you to Pete Yablonski from our Bridgeport Repair...

Terry Creighton of O&G hands a box of toys to Robert Shopey III of the Torrington Fire Department in front of O&G’s Torrington headquarters.
December 9, 2014
Torrington, CT

On Monday, December 8th the Torrington Fire Department picked up a donation of toys from O&G’s headquarters on Wall Street in Torrington.  The toy pickup marked the 26th year that O&G has participated in the Fire Departments “Christmas for Children” campaign which benefits local nonprofit organizations.

The donation of over 500 toys will directly benefit F.I.S.H., Inc. (Friends...

Courtesy Meriden Record-Journal: Dave Zajac
November 5, 2014
Meriden, CT

City and school officials gathered outside the newly renovated pool at Platt High School Wednesday to sign and raise a ceremonial steel beam marking the official start of the second phase of construction at the high school.

“This is amazing; I’ve really never been part of something like this,” school Principal Robert Montemurro said as the beam was secured into place over what will...

O&G's Stylish Spaces Magazine Cover
November 4, 2014
Torrington, CT

O&G's Masonry Division revealed a campaign initiative leading up to the publication Stylish Spaces with Masonry, a luxury lifestyle magazine the news was announced today by Anita Goerig, Director of Marketing.

Written with passion, imagery and...

Bristol Boys & Girls Club
October 21, 2014
Bristol, CT

Five years ago, Morris Laviero told his fellow directors of the Bristol Boys & Girls Club that if they didn’t do something soon, they’d have to lock up the doors of the old Laurel Street club and walk away from the decaying structure.

“We have to get a new building,” he told them.

In a ceremony Monday, Laviero handed the keys to a new $11 million facility to the club’s chief...

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October 19, 2014
Torrington, CT

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October 16, 2014

O&G was recognized with the AGC 2014 Platinum Award for completing 50,000 man hours of highway work with zero safety incidences. O&G’s Safety Director Sean McNeil (left) is pictured at the AGC of Connecticut’s awards ceremony receiving the award on behalf of the company.

October 16, 2014
Torrington, CT

O&G Industries Masonry Division is pleased to announce the addition of Denayr Gant to join its team in the sales and operations of its facility.

Gant joined the masonry division to assist in the day-to-day sales and operations activities at the Danbury masonry location. “We are happy to have Denayr join our team of dedicated professionals,” Jim Gallagher stated.

Denayr...

Photo courtesy of Aaron Flaum of the Norwich Bulletin
October 12, 2014

Walk into Putnam High School and at first glance it seems as though nothing unusual is going on.

Walk toward the auditorium and the first hints of change appear with boarded up doors blocking entrance to the space. It requires a walk outside the school and toward the back of the building to see the auditorium no longer exists.

The demolished auditorium is the first casualty of a...

Courtesy Record-Journal:  Dave Zajac
October 9, 2014
Meriden, CT

With students and staff now occupying the new wing at Platt High School, a project official at Thursday’s School Building Committee meeting said the push is on to start the next phase of reconstruction.

David Cravanzola, project manager for the Torrington-based O&G Industries, Inc., said that crews would be working two shifts daily and “probably overtime” to get foundations poured...

Photo courtesy www.wlps.org
October 8, 2014
Windsor Locks, CT

The Windsor Locks High School Building Committee, a subcommittee of the Windsor Locks Board of Education, has announced that O&G Industries, Inc. (“O&G”) of Torrington, Connecticut has been selected as the Construction Manager for a $7.5 million dollar window replacement and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system upgrade at Windsor Locks High School.  The project will...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk
October 6, 2014

A tide of pink complemented the orange, red and yellow foliage of the White Memorial Conservation Center on Sunday when the American Cancer Society held its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

More than 400 participants, many of them clad in pink, walked a 3.1-mile loop through the woods to raise awareness and funding for the American Cancer Society's fight against breast...

O&G sponsors "Touch a Truck" event in Danbury, CT.
September 20, 2014
Danbury, CT

O&G Sponsored the "Touch a Truck" event at our Danbury Earth Products Showcase store and concrete plant to benefit the Danbury Center for Children and Learning.  More pictures of the event are available on our Facebook page --  http://on.fb.me/1qqFed2.

Photo courtesy of Arnold Gold of the New Haven Register
September 14, 2014

On Friday morning, drivers will get on a new ramp to exit from Interstate 95 southbound to Interstate 91 northbound. The old route ran over what was left of the old Quinnipiac bridge, and workers will start sending it to the landfill the same day.

Vladimir Kaminsky, supervising engineer for the state Department of Transportation, described the new entry ramp: “This allows us to...

Groundbreaking at Saint Joseph’s Cathedral
September 14, 2014

Groundbreaking is planned next week for construction of a 3,000-square-foot addition on the west side of the Cathedral of Saint Joseph on Farmington Avenue in Hartford.  The project will include installation of sixteen lavatories and an elevator.

The rector of the Cathedral, Monsignor John J. McCarthy, says the elderly and those with special mobility needs will have access to a covered...

Groundbreaking at Rocky Hill High School
September 12, 2014
Rocky Hill, CT

The start of a $50 million renovation of Rocky Hill High School was marked Friday by a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony.

Work during the initial phase of construction will add a new 22,979-square-foot wing to the rear of the existing building. The space will be used for band and chorus, a recording studio, home and visiting team locker rooms, a fitness room and a multipurpose...

Courtesy Record-Journal:  Dave Zajac
September 12, 2014
Meriden, CT

While it’s still pending approval from a slew of final inspections, city and construction officials differ on when they expect the new wing of Platt High School to open for teachers and students.

The new wing, parts of which are visible from Coe and Oregon avenues, should open Sept. 22, project manager David Cravanzola said during Thursday’s School Building Committee meeting. Cravanzola...

O&G Earth Products Showcase Logo
September 9, 2014
Danbury, CT

O&G Mason Products announces a Fall 2014 Workshop that will be held on October 9th in Danbury, CT.  The event is sponsored by New England Dry Concrete, Formulated Solutions & RealStone Systems.  To register, visit http://conta.cc/1ugOBaB.

Photo courtesy Meriden Record Journal: Dave Zajac
August 3, 2014
Meriden, CT

With the new school year quickly approaching, construction crews are working on a tight deadline to finish a new wing of Platt High School, though O&G Industries Project Manager David M. Cravanzola said last week that they’re on track to finish in time.

“We should turn this over by the second or third week of September,” Cravanzola said, surveying the work from the Torrington-based...

Photo courtesy of Luke Marshall from the Citizens News
August 1, 2014
Naugatuck, CT

As the new school year draws closer, renovations at Naugatuck High School continue to move forward.

The $81 million project began over a year ago with the reconstruction of the football field, the pool and world language classes. When students return to school Sept. 3, many of them will be learning in newly renovated classrooms.

“We are completing work on what had been Castle. So...

Photo courtesy of Ryan Flynn of The Register Citizen
July 29, 2014

The two entrances to the former Winsted Savings Bank were blocked by yellow tape Tuesday as construction crews in hard hats worked on the inside of what may soon become the country’s first law museum. The site plan application for Ralph Nader’s American Museum of Tort Law was approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission Monday night.

The museum will be located on the property formerly...

Photo courtesy of Christopher Massa
July 21, 2014

More than 160 retirees of O&G Industries demonstrated their pride for their former longtime employer by attending a reunion at Elk's Pond on Guerdat Road.

One of them was James A. Savanella, 83, who now splits his time living in Harwinton and Arizona. He said he worked for O&G for 41 years performing an assortment of jobs before retiring 18 years ago as an assistant...

Photo courtesy of Ryan Flynn of The Register Citizen
July 14, 2014

The construction of Ralph Nader’s “American Museum of Tort Law” is officially underway. Nader plans to open the nation’s first...

O&G Industries Masonry Division Hires Ulysses Garcia and Brittney Gondek
July 8, 2014
Torrington, CT

O&G Industries Masonry Division is pleased to announce the recruitment of two sales professionals to join its team.

Ulysses Garcia has joined O&G’s outside sales team where his expertise in strategic sales initiatives and relationship building will assist in expanding the commercial building sector the news was announced today by Craig Alvarez, Assistant Vice...

Photo courtesy of Esteban Hernandez of the Register Citizen
July 7, 2014

Inside a small first-floor conference room, Raymond R. Oneglia flicked his iPhone and started playing a song that made his eyes water.

The vice chairman of one of the city’s biggest businesses, O&G Industries, is planning on playing the song — “Like a Rock” by Bob Seger — after he makes some remarks during a special company reunion this Sunday. It’s a rock song released in the 1980s...

Photo courtesy of Bill Fallon
July 3, 2014

The slowdown on Interstate 95 at exits 14 and 15 is so predictable it cries out for a coffee kiosk on the median.

Drivers have been enduring the addition of twin speed-change lanes, also known as auxiliary lanes, for two years and will do so until summer 2015, when the $42 million project to eliminate the clogging concludes. Complete fourth lanes will then unite exits 14 and 15 on both...

June 27, 2014
Meriden, CT

Members of the School Building Committee unanimously approved measures Thursday to close out roof replacement projects at Nathan Hale and Israel Putnam schools, including spending $5,500 to remove asbestos.

Architect Robert Andrade said the budget for the Nathan Hale work included a hazardous materials survey, but no money for removal.

The survey, completed on May 13, found about...

Photo courtesy Bristol Press: Mike Orazzi
June 20, 2014
Bristol, CT

 As the new Bristol Boys & Girls Club comes together on West Street, it’s becoming ever more obvious what an impressive structure it will be.

“Every time I turn the corner, I get blown away,” said Michael Suchopar, chief professional officer of the club.

The $11 million project, which got underway in October, is slated for completion in September.

Suchopar and Corey...

Jim Perazzella and Christina Oneglia Rossi of O&G
May 23, 2014

Continuing a longstanding successful relationship with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH), O&G Industries completed several projects through its special projects group, beginning with the installation of new oxygen tank pads for the Hospital in 2011.

During the Summer 2012, O&G performed a complete renovation of CHH’s 500sf pharmacy including a new chemo med lab, anteroom and...

O&G's Supplier Partnerships Growing with the Addition of Four New Suppliers
April 28, 2014
Torrington, CT

O&G’s supplier partners are an integral part of our masonry products business. Our strong partnerships lead to growth and success – for suppliers, customers, shareholders and O&G associates.

Bob Rizzo, Assistant...

Waterford High School in Waterford, CT
April 10, 2014

At a School Buildings Committee meeting last month, committee member Alan Wilensky called Waterford High School's auditorium a "premier" venue in southeastern Connecticut.

A lot of people agree with him. The 30-year-old, newly renovated space has gained a reputation in the area as "state of the art," even eliciting some comparisons to professional theaters and college and university...

UConn’s Wilfred B. Young Building
March 5, 2014
Storrs, CT

Constructed in 1953, the Wilfred B. Young Building at the University of Connecticut houses classrooms, studios, administrative offices, support and research spaces for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The existing 72,000sf space layout was redesigned by the Design Partnership of Cambridge to better address user needs in the 21st century. The building had not been significantly...

Photo courtesy of Bud Wilkinson from the Republican-American
February 17, 2014

As a children's author with 23 titles to her credit, Lee Ann Sullivan of Salisbury is accustomed to researching before sitting down at her laptop to write. It was an assignment a decade ago for what would eventually became the 2004 book "Motorcycle" that pried her away from the keyboard and sparked a passion for motorcycle riding.

"I was researching and it really looked fun. I signed up...

February 3, 2014
Torrington, CT

A rock-solid lineup of upcoming programs and events hosted by O&G Industries Masonry Division was announced today on the company's website and annual employee meeting. Adding value to its consumer base of landscape architects, general contractors, and masons, the AIA/CEU workshops are focused and targeted.

"O&G continually strives to offer innovative programs and events that...

Hotchkiss Biomass Power Plant Project recognized by Huffington Post
January 22, 2014
Lakeville, CT
Photo courtesy of ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com
December 18, 2013

Pardon the pun, but the nine spaghetti ramps have pasta their prime and effectiveness.

MassDOT has launched the latest and last of Gov. Deval Patrick's five mega bridge projects, the removal of the viaduct and bridge spaghetti ramps that twist and turn off the Braga Bridge, just under the downtown center of Fall River, Mass.

More than 100 people in the Fall River area attended...

Photo courtesy of Christopher Zajac of the Meriden Record-Journal
December 17, 2013

Construction is progressing smoothly at Platt High School despite the recent snowy weather, as crews began erecting steel at the site Monday.

Work on the $111.8 million Platt renovations is on track, said project manager David Cravanzola, of construction management firm O&G Industries, while watching steel beams being set up and bolted in during the early afternoon.

“It’s...

Photo courtesy of Christopher Zajac of the Meriden Record-Journal
October 13, 2013

City, state and school officials stood under a tent on the front lawn of Platt High School touting the team effort it took to get to Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony. The team, which also consisted of Platt staff, students, and others, even brought a cheerleading squad of state Rep. Hilda Santiago, D-Meriden, and City Councilor Cathy Battista who wielded pom-poms and led the crowd in a cheer...

Photo courtesy of Ivan Miranda
September 20, 2013

Bridgeport Hospital held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 11 to officially open Grant Street Plaza, a pedestrian park that improves the safety and appearance of the entryway to the hospital.

Highlights of the project include trees, shrubs and other greenery, a sheltered ground-level walkway between the hospital’s Agnes and Ernie Kaulbach Parking Pavilion and main entrance and a water...

Photo courtesy of Luke Marshall from the Citizens News
March 13, 2013
Naugatuck, CT

As the renovations begin at Naugatuck High School the impact will be felt across the borough.

Lorel Purcel, preconstruction manager for O&G Industries, Inc., discussed what to expect throughout the 30-month, $81 million renovation project during a meeting at the high school last Thursday.

Since O&G is the construction manager it will be involved with every part of the...

Photo courtesy of Paul Hudkins from UConn Health Center Photo
February 26, 2013

Amid the various construction and renovation projects on campus, the Health Center’s pond on the lower campus is undergoing its own transformation.

The pond is really a man-made detention basin that was “constructed” in the early 1960’s when the Health Center was being built as part of our storm water management plan.

“By design, its purpose is to protect the waterways downstream...

Rocky Hill High School
September 19, 2012

O&G Industries of Torrington has been chosen to manage the $45 million renovation and expansion of Rocky Hill High School.

The town council voted unanimously Tuesday to accept O&G's bid of $3.28 million to serve as construction manager for the project. One of New England's largest diversified construction companies with a rich history in school construction in Connecticut, O...

Fleet Owner Magazine - April 2012
March 30, 2012

James Zambero has seen a lot of equipment in 32 years with O&G Industries. From roles in parts and purchasing, as maintenance director for 10 years and as vice president since 1996, he has worked with suppliers to ensure the fleet is ready to meet the company’s needs.

Headquartered in Torrington, CT, O&G Industries is a privately owned company now in its third generation of...

Photo courtesy of Laraine Weschler of the Citizen's News
February 21, 2012

The town is working with O&G Industries to make major improvements to Toby's Pond this spring.

It's a major project. It's going to be redesigned and there's going to be some walls built, bridges rebuilt, the beach is being relocated, the floodplain is being regarded, First Selectman Gerard Smith said.

The Board of Selectmen appointed Rich Minnick to oversee the project and...

Naugatuck High School in Naugatuck, CT
February 8, 2012

The Board of Mayor and Burgesses approved the Torrington-based company to take on the job of construction manager, per recommendations by both the NHS Building Committee and Kaestle Boos Associates Inc.

The Board of Mayor and Burgesses voted unanimously to give a $70 million contract to O&G Industries, as the company will now assume the role of construction...

O&G's CAT CT660
November 9, 2011

More than two years ago, when Cat was in the design phase of its CT660 on-highway truck, the manufacturer contacted O&G Industries to see about sending a field engineer to work with O&G’s staff and drivers.

Today, O&G has one of six pilot trucks that are being put to work in the field for evaluation by the customers.

“We were contacted by Caterpillar two-and-a-half...

Photo courtesy of John McKenna from the Republican-American
October 6, 2011

Three members of the Oneglia family were honored for their community service by the Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center on Wednesday.

Greg Oneglia and his wife, Cathy, and Rod Oneglia, all of Litchfield, received Wisdom Awards during the 13th annual ceremony.

Greg Oneglia, vice chairman of O&G Industries in Torrington, serves on the boards of directors of Union Savings...

Photo courtesy of Peter Casolino of the New Haven Register
June 20, 2011
New Haven, CT

State and federal officials broke ground Monday for the Interstate 95/Interstate 91 Route 34 interchange that is the last major phase of the $2.2 billion New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program.

The interchange itself is a $357 million contract with O&G Industries and Tutor Perini Corp., which is being undertaken to relieve congestion and accommodate construction of...

Photo courtesy of Kathryn Boughton
February 15, 2011

What does a college graduate do with a degree in philosophy? For that matter, if you don’t want to teach, what do you do as an English literature major? What about a history degree? Most employers don’t care about a well-rounded education; they want to know what you can do for the future of their companies.

In today’s challenging job market, and at a time in our nation’s history when...

Photo courtesy of Shoreline Aerial Photography
March 1, 2010
Hamden, CT

Faced with a growing enrollment, Quinnipiac University is building a new $300 million, 250-acre residential campus in Hamden, Conn., to house more than 1,500 students.

“The university’s goal is to have enough residence hall availability for the entire undergraduate population,” says Joseph Rubertone, associate vice president for facilities administration for Quinnipiac University, who...

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June 1, 2009
Hamden, CT

Qunnipiac University’s York Hill campus in Hamden. Conn., is in the midst of a $300-million, multiyear project that will add 1,500 beds in new undergraduate residence halls by 2011.

Construction, which began in January 2008, will include 507,000 sq ft of residential space, tagged at $140 million; a $50-million, 100,000-sq-ft, four-story, wood-framed student center; and a $42-million, 2,...

Paving at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, CT
September 24, 2008

When O&G Industries Inc. of Torrington, CT was contracted to place a new asphalt surface on the Lime Rock race track, it called for a strategic vision to complete the task under a tight schedule. A pair of new Vision 5203-2 pavers from Vögele America Inc. — abetted by three Hamm Oscillation compactors — worked to a tight schedule in June as they reconstructed the pavement of Lime Rock Park...

Photo courtesy of Construction Equipment Magazine: Jimmy Zambero of O&G
December 1, 2007

The centerpiece of O&G Industries' 84-year-old maintenance program is the company's commitment to oil analysis. To keep the fleet's 700 units reliable and cost effective, Jim Zambero, O&G's vice president of maintenance, says, "we don't ever — ever — take a shortcut. "We sample every single thing (in the fleet)," Zambero adds.

The centerpiece of O&G Industries' 84-year-old...

December 19, 2005
Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners awarded the construction contract for the Southside Airfield Improvement Project (SAIP) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the joint venture of Tutor-Saliba Corporation and O&G Industries. The contract value is $241,770,114. The South Airfield Improvement Project consists of moving Runway 7R/25L (approximately 11,000 feet long by...

Church Street Bridge in New Haven, CT
June 16, 2003
New Haven, CT

If the wind hadn't died down 15 minutes before a scheduled 1,044-ton pick of a 320-ft-long steel truss recently, the Connecticut crew would have had to wait another week to try again. But it did, allowing one of the world's largest cranes to lift the truss 60 ft, rotate it on a 165-ft swing radius and set it down onto preconstructed abutments with an inch of tolerance, recalls Lowell Kahn,...

This November will see O&G Industries Inc. and Tutor Perini Corporation JV complete contract E of the I-95 New Haven Harbor Crossing Corridor Improvement Program. This project involves reconstructing the I-95/I-91/Route 34 interchange to accommodate lanes from the new Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (Q-Bridge) in New Haven, Conn., and improve interstate travel.

The $357 million project...

The joint venture team of O&G Industries/Tutor Perini Corporation has received a 2016 Connecticut Asphalt & Aggregate Producers Association (CAAPA) Award in the Limited Access Roadway category. CAAPA awards are presented annually to projects that exemplify excellence in pavement placed on Connecticut roadways. Winners are selected by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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