R.H. White Receives the 2018 ABC Platinum Level STEP Award

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Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC), the state’s largest commercial construction association, and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, congratulate R.H. White Construction Co., Inc. for recently being named a Platinum Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award recipient at the 14th Annual ABC/GCI Safety & Education Dinner held May 17th at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, MA. S.T.E.P. is a national ABC program that provides safety benchmarking and improvement tools that has been shown to dramatically improve safety performance among participating companies.   Established in 1969, S.T.E.P. was developed and written by contractors, for contractors.  Companies measure their…

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UCANE Shines Its Member Spotlight on R.H. White

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The Utility Contractors’ Association of New England’s (UCANE), the voice of New England’s underground water and sewer industry, recently ran a story in its magazine, Construction Outlook, about R.H. White Construction.  The Member of the Month Profile, in the May edition of the publication, was written in recognition of R.H. White’s 95th Anniversary in business. Founded in 1923, R.H. White is one of the largest contractors in New England, specializing in utility, mechanical, water/wastewater and general building construction projects. The article highlights how R.H. White has grown into one of the largest construction companies in New England employing more than…

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R.H. White Website Wins Award

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R.H. White is proud to announce that its website received a 2018 Communicator Award from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA) through its web partner Pagano Media (www.paganomedia.com) of Worcester, MA. The Communicator Awards are the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for the best digital, mobile, audio, video and social marketing the industry has to offer. “This year’s class of entries embodies the ever-evolving marketing and communications industry. I’d like to applaud the entrants this season for their dedication to producing outstanding content as they continue to push the envelope of creativity,” said Derek Howard, director…

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Robert F. Dore, Jr. Joins R.H. White Companies Board of Directors

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Fletcher Tilton PC Senior Counsel Continues Long History of the Firm’s Oversight of Company At a recent Board of Directors meeting, R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, announced the addition of Attorney Robert F. Dore, Jr. to its board of directors.  Attorney Dore continues the long affiliation that R.H. White has enjoyed with Fletcher Tilton representation on its board; following the retirement of Sumner B. Tilton, Jr. (Tony) after fifty years of service this past summer and his father, Sumner B. Tilton, Sr., before him. Attorney Dore, Senior Counsel at Fletcher Tilton PC, practices estate planning,…

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Descoteaux Receives 2017 Kenneth O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award

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Thomas Descoteaux, Senior Vice President of the R.H. White Companies, received the 2017 Kenneth O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award by the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA), the region’s largest and oldest not-for-profit organization of water works professionals. The Kenneth O. Hodgson Distinguished Service Award provides recognition for outstanding service to NEWWA and the waterworks industry by a member from the service, manufacturing, or contracting area.  The award recognizes a member from the service community who has provided exemplary service and dedication to furthering the ideals of the association. Descoteaux currently serves on the board of directors of the Merit…

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Christopher J. Mayen Promoted to Division Manager

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R.H. White Companies, a construction services and utility management firm, today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Mayen to Division Manager of its newly formed Construction Services Division. Mr. Mayen will be responsible for the overall strategy, business development, financial, and operational activities for the business unit. Service and long-term business relationships are a hallmark of R.H. White’s guiding philosophies and the formation of this group, specifically for day-to-day and 24/7 emergency service initiatives will further strengthen that commitment. More than 120 skilled trades professionals across the company’s building, mechanical and underground utility construction specialties will now report into this…

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R.H. White Construction Engaging Millennials on Workplace Perspectives

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Second Annual Mentoring Program to Begin in July Just Google the keyword phrase, “Millennials in the Workplace” and you’ll find hundreds of thousands of search results. Generational issues in business have always been fodder for focus groups, seminars and human resource training programs, but Millennials, with their lifetime technological savviness and direct communication style, have really changed the work landscape. The subject intrigued Kim Dunn, R.H. White Companies Vice President of Shared Services, so much that she took action and launched an internal program at the business. Instead of a top-down approach to mentoring she employed the reverse and invited…

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R.H. White Awarded Platinum STEP Award

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AUBURN, MA – Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC), the leading voice for the merit shop construction industry, and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, recently acknowledged R.H....
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WhiteWater Customers Receive Drinking Water Awards

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Recipients Selected from a Pool of Nearly 800 Public Water Supply Systems WhiteWater, the utility operation and management subsidiary of R.H. White Companies, located in Charlton, MA is proud to announce that several of its customers have been selected to receive Public Water Systems Awards from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). This annual award, which is held in conjunction with “National Drinking Water Week” (May 7-13), focuses on community and non-transient non-community public water supply systems that have gone above and beyond compliance regulations. WhiteWater General Manager, Steve Donovan, stated, “The award recognition that our customers are receiving…

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White Family Funds Assist in Success of Worcester Polytechnic Institute Students and Professors

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President and CEO, David White and his wife, Shirley, recently had the opportunity to meet some of the 10 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) student recipients of the Ralph H. White Scholarship and the Leonard and Ann White Endowed Scholarship. The White Family is recognized as a very generous supporter of WPI and its relationship with the university dates back to the 1940’s when second-generation leader of the R.H. White Companies, Leonard H. White, attended the school.  In addition to the two scholarship funds, David and Leonard White also established the Ralph H. White Professorship in Civil Engineering in 1987 in…

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