Russell and Dawson Inc. Honored with 2023 Family Business Award by the Hartford Business Journal

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Award recognizes the remarkable achievements accomplished by Russell and Dawson Inc., a family-owned architecture, engineering and construction firm

Hartford, Connecticut, July 10, 2023

Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) has recognized Russell and Dawson Inc. with the 2023 Family Business Award under the category of “Less than 25 Full-time Employees” during an event organized by HBJ on June 15, 2023, at the Farmington Gardens.

HBJ hosted an award ceremony to recognize some of the best family-owned companies that are the backbone of small businesses in Connecticut and nationwide. This HBJ’s annual Connecticut Family Business Awards program received an overwhelmingly positive response, with over 40 nominations under various categories.

“We are truly honoured to receive the Family Business Award for the second time. This recognition highlights our determined commitment to our employees, customers, and community. We would like to thank the jury and HBJ for recognizing Russell and Dawson with the prestigious 2023 Connecticut Family Business Award”, quoted, Chirag B. Thaker, President of Russell and Dawson Inc.

“Russell and Dawson Inc.’s achievement of receiving the 2023 Family Business Award for the second time showcases their exceptional contributions to the business landscape. Their commitment to their employees, customers, and community sets them apart as a true leader in the industry. We are pleased to honour their accomplishments and celebrate their ongoing dedication to excellence”, said HBJ Publisher, Tom Curtin.

Here are few recently completed projects by Russell and Dawson Inc.:

  • New development projects
    • Healthcare: 20,000 SQFT Headquarter for Young pharmaceuticals, Wethersfield, CT
    • Hospitality: 90,000 SQFT Hotel of 127 rooms for Residence Inn by Marriott, Hamden, CT
    • Residential: 50,000 SQFT Apartments of 500 SQFT to 1100 SQFT for Meadows Manor, Enfield, CT
    • Industrial & Warehouse: An addition of 43,000 SQFT to an Existing 90,000 SQFT of O.S.F. Flavors, Windsor, CT
  • Renovation projects
    • Government: Renovation of the 88 Townhouses of ELM City Communities, New Haven, CT
    • Educational: Addition of 2 Portable Classrooms of Philip R. Smith Elementary School, South Windsor School District, CT
    • Government: Engineering Design for the YMCA Window Replacement & Controlled Air Project, New Britain, CT
  • Community projects
    • Pro-Bono Structural Design Services for Growing Spaces Growing Dome®, a Greenhouse project for Community Child Guidance Clinic (CCGC)

Here is a featured article about Russell and Dawson Inc. on Hartford Business Journal’s website.

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