O,R&L Construction News

As we proudly announce our 25th Anniversary, O,R&L Construction celebrates its success and looks forward to an exciting future serving our broad client base. We continue to uphold our high standards and strive to stay at the forefront of sustainable building practices. As a result of our focus on excellence, we design and build projects to meet, and even exceed LEED requirements -- thus improving the overall quality of our buildings and health of their occupants. We hope to help your visions of expansion, renovation, or new construction become a reality in our next twenty-five years! 

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O,R&L Construction will begin construction in April for the two-story, 40,000 square-foot Backus Hospital expansion. The Backus Center for Specialty Care, to be run by William W. Backus Hospital, will include several medical services, including physical rehabilitation, a women's health office, an infusion section and an ambulatory surgery center.

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Leeway, Inc. and O,R&L Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony in New Haven, CT on January 16th for the construction of new additions and renovations to the existing Masonry Structure.

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O,R&L recently held their first session of the Early Morning Learning Series. The series features current topics of interest among the industry and allows guests to engage in conversation and gain valuable knowledge.

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

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Todd Renz, President of O,R&L Construction, holding the LEED Certified Plaque.

South Windsor, CT: The Hartford HealthCare Family Health Center achieved LEED ( Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification. LEED is a rating system for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of sustainable buildings.This certification was awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council for the Medical Office Building’s sustainable design and construction practices.  The 16,000 square foot multi-tenant Medical Office Building’s design team consisted of O,R&L Construction (Design Builder), MBH Architecture (Architect), BVH Integrated Services (Mechanical Engineer), Michael Horton Associates (Structural Engineer) and LRC Group (Civil Engineer).

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left to right: Mayor Peter Nystrom, Katherine Lord, Paul Chase, Chuck Seeman, State Representative Kevin Ryan, Senator Cathy Osten, Paul Mathieu


Norwich, CT: O,R&L Construction participated as Construction Manager at the groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion and renovations at The Edward & Mary Lord Family Health Center/ United Community and Family Services at 47 Town Street in Norwich, CT on August 14th. The groundbreaking ceremony consisted of a presentation on the community outreach that UCFS participates in and a ceremonial breaking of a wall in the adjoining retail space to be expanded into. Edward and Mary Lord and mayor of Norwich Peter Nystrom were honored at the ceremony with the role of helping to break the wall. O,R&L is renovating 25,000 sq. ft of existing space and a 6,500 sq. ft 2 story addition. This will allow for new waiting rooms, exam rooms, new offices and a new entrance increasing healthcare access by 47%.

Guest speakers were UCFS CEO Chuck Seeman; Pamela Kinder, Vice President of Marketing and Facilities for UCFS; Janette Edwards, manager of community benefits at the William W. Backus Hospital and Evelyn Barnum, CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut. Deb Kievits of Norwich was honored as one of the Health Center Superheroes by the Community Health Center Association of Connecticut.

UCFS is a non-profit Community Health Center offering services to the insured, underinsured and uninsured.

O,R&L Construction is a full service commercial construction company offering services in Construction Management, General Contracting, Design Build and Integrated Services to a wide range of clients including nonprofit, healthcare, laboratory, corporate and manufacturing entities. O,R&L builds sustainable, support the local chapter of the USGBC and aim to preserve our natural environment.


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left to right: Senator Richard Blumenthal, Andrea Montgomery-CHS CEO,
Congressman John B. Larson, Todd Renz-President of O,R&L Construction Corp.

Windsor, CT O,R&L Construction as Design Builder recently completed the new medical office space fit-out for Community Health Services, Inc. in Windsor, CT. The Windsor location is a 3700 SF health clinic with convenient highway access that provides health services to the Windsor community.

The new Community Health Services project included integrated design and budgeting for a clinical medical space including exam, clinical support and administrative space. Renovation incorporated a complete demolition of existing space, new MEP systems and a detailed medical fit-out. Early involvement allowed O,R&L to assist in programming for this small footprint, resulting in a cost-effective, aesthetically-pleasing environment with efficient flow throughout the new space.      

A ribbon-cutting event was held in celebration of the completion of this new facility. In attendance were Congressman John B. Larson and Senator Richard Blumenthal, who both spoke on the need and relevance of healthcare services to the community for this federally-qualified health center.

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Plainfield, CT: O,R&L Construction is proud to announce the completion of the Plainfield's Backus Emergency Care Center. A ribbon-cutting event with a tour of the facility was held on Tuesday, June 26. In attendance were Plainfield’s First Selectman Paul Sweet; David Whitehead, President & CEO of Backus Hospital; Dr. Robert Sidman, Chief of Emergency Services for Backus Hospital; Robert Duval, Deputy Fire Chief and members of the community.

This 13,000 SF Design Build development project included pre-construction services consisting of site development, state & local zoning approvals and building design for both shell and interior fit-out. Besides the state, town and hospital requirements, this building also received CON approval and passed DPH inspection/review. The center contains 12 treatment rooms, convenient care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services.

The sustainable characteristics of this building include: construction waste management, IAQ management-which included air filters during and after construction; low VOC materials were utilized and a green seal cleaning process for the final cleaning. As the project developed, there was no increased stormwater runoff into the DOT system.

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