Colby Co. Raises $34,000 for the Good Shepherd Food Bank

Colby Co. hosted a 4-week, virtual Food Drive for the Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine.  For every $1 raised, Colby Co. contributed $2 dollars and together, our team raised $34,060.

For every $1, the Good Shepherd Food Bank is able to provide 4 meals for a Maine family in need.  Colby Co.’s food drive provided over 136,000 meals to Mainers.

Virtual Food Drives make a huge difference in the lives of children, families and seniors across our state. Donations purchase foods that traditional food drives don’t provide, like fresh produce, at prices well below what a donor would pay at the grocery store.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Virtual Food Drive.  Colby Co.’s Virtual Food Drive page remains open and you can donate here.

 

 

 

Colby Co. Awarded GSA Design Contract

Colby Co. was recently awarded an Architecture and Engineering Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the General Services Administration (GSA). The five-year contract is intended to provide A/E services to the GSA’s New England Region.

U.S. Customs House
 U.S. Customs House, Portland, Maine

The GSA is the nation’s largest landlord, with more than 360 million square feet of owned and leased space. Colby Co.’s contract will support the GSA’s mission to renovate, upgrade and modernize existing facilities, including many legacy contemporary and historic buildings in the New England Region which encompasses Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

The John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse

Colby Co. has supported the GSA since 2013 for projects at New England sites including the U.S. Customs House in Portland, Maine; the Gignoux Courthouse in Portland; Maine; the John F. Kennedy Federal Building in Boston, Massachusetts; and the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Senator King Visits Colby Co.

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) visited several businesses in the Portland area to highlight their contributions to Maine’s workforce and overall economy.

“Today’s visits reflect the vitality and diversity of Maine’s economic opportunities,” said Senator King. “From e-commerce to aquaculture to engineering, it’s inspiring to see entrepreneurs of all backgrounds making Maine people a major part of their plans. I’m thrilled to see so much energy from these fast-growing companies, who have made the right choice by setting down roots in Maine.”

Senator King visited Colby Company, a 100% Maine-owned engineering and architecture company that contracts with more than 10 federal agencies and holds contracts with Bath Iron Works and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Sen. King Visits Colby Co.

Colby Co. Named as One of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine

Colby Co. was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 75 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience which is worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  

Comments from the anonymous survey included:

“I’m treated with great respect for my skills & feel very appreciated for my efforts & contributions. The flexible hours makes it easy to work with my personal life. There is a very strong team feeling here. I’ve been working in this line of work for over 30 years & Colby Co. is by far the best place I have ever worked at.”

“The owners genuinely care about their employees.  They treat everyone with the same amount of kindness and respect.  The benefits package is the best I’ve seen in this industry.”

“This company provides a challenging and rewarding place to work. All employees in all levels of the company are respectful of each other’s work and input and it’s built on a team environment. The company’s benefits are well above average and flex hours allow everyone to maintain a work/life balance and the company truly values each and everyone of its employees.”

“Colby Co. genuinely cares about the well being of their employees and it is their top priority.  The work is always interesting with great variety.”

Colby Co. Named as One of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine

Colby Co. was recently named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine. This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine list is made up of 75 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250+ U.S. employees).

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Maine. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation.  Comments from the anonymous survey included:

“They care about your well being, your family and you. They give back so much – I feel valued here and appreciated, I love my work environment and I am happy to come work with the people here, too.”

“This organization values it’s employees more than any other company out there. Everyone in the company is looked at and treated as a valuable team member and everyone works together towards common goals. Even considering tight deadlines and challenging projects the company has strong teamwork and everyone feels appreciative of the work they perform.”

“They foster a system where we are all peers working together and where everyone’s opinions are valued and decisions are made as a team. They also emphasize the employees families and the belief if you work hard, you should be rewarded, and achieve this through numerous company hosted events and activities.”

Colby Co. was created by Calen and Sarah Emily Colby to be a one-stop shop for mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, electrical, structural and civil engineering and architecture. We are a family of team-oriented professionals, who build upon each other’s expertise, and use sustainable design principles to provide outstanding service and thoughtful design.

 

 

Colby Co. Welcomes Aaron Bundy, Fire Protection Engineer

Aaron Bundy joined Colby Co. as a Fire Protection Engineer and he brings 18 years of experience with fire protection engineering and fire alarm systems.  Aaron has a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue and a Masters of Science in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He has broad experience in code consulting, life safety, fire alarm, emergency voice alarm communication, mass notification systems, and fire/smoke modeling for military, federal and commercial clients.

Aaron Bundy

Presentation to UMaine Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers

Brian Beaulieu, PE (Class of ‘04), and Arden McSwain, EIT (Class of ‘17) spoke to the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) at the University of Maine about Demolition and Construction engineering.  In addition to building design, Colby Co. performs Demolition & Construction Engineering for contractors to properly phase their projects to ensure a safe, efficient and successful project.  Our role is to determine how structures can safely be disassembled while maintaining a structurally stable structure throughout demolition.

Colby Co. UMaine graduates with Dr. Dana Humphrey

Architalx Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Celebrating its 30th year, Architalx’s mission is to broaden awareness and understanding of architecture, landscape architecture and design by sponsoring lectures that foster evocative and creative dialogue within the design community and the with the general public.  It’s goal is to enrich the community by gathering speakers from across the globe to bring world-class ideas and design to Maine.  The Spring 2018 Lecture Series Speakers include Matthew Mazzotta, Brad Cloepfil, Jennifer Siegal, Jen Toy and Chelina Odbert.  Colby Co. is a Patron sponsor of the 2018 Lecture Series.