Adam Palmer, Director of Operations & Project Executive, JM Electrical

Marr Crane & Rigging was contracted by JM Electrical to provide crane, rigging and trucking services for the electrical upgrade at the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children in Canton, MA. A scheduled shutdown on September 3rd allowed for the replacement of a new transformer and the removal of an old electrical switchgear. Utilizing a 70-ton crane, Marr riggers worked alongside the crane operator to install the new equipment safely.
Despite some last minute changes, the team readily adapted their plan and the operation went smoothly.
Adam Palmer, Director of Operations & Project Executive at JM Electrical, commended the Marr team on their efforts in an email: 
“Thank you to you and your crew for yesterday’s work. The shutdown went nearly flawlessly and your crew was fantastic. Arrived on time, with all equipment and manpower needed. They were patient when needed and sprung into action with no questions asked. As with all projects, they are only as successful as the team pit in place. It was clear yesterday that Marr is an essential partner to the JME team.”

David Rodrigues, Facilities & Preservation Manager, Revolutionary Spaces

Due to heavy winds in May, the iconic eagle mounted on the exterior of the Old State House in Boston became partially detached. Marr received a call from Revolutionary Spaces requesting a scissor lift with an operator to help secure the detached architectural detail. Less than 24 hours later, the eagle was safe and sound.

David Rodrigues, Facilities & Preservation Manager at Revolutionary Spaces, commended the efforts by Marr to help recover the eagle. In an email to Aerial Lifts Sales Representative Riley McGovern, Rodrigues wrote: “It went phenomenally well!!! Your driver and operator were wonderful, thank you.”

Phil Ruggiero, Principal, Knox Building Company

On May 16th, Isaac Blair transferred a two-ton (+) container from Cinquecento, an Italian restaurant in Boston’s South End to Tuscan Market, located in Salem, NH. A water main break back in April flooded Harrison Avenue, forcing Cinquecento to close down for repair. With the health of patrons a top concern and with an impending reopening, Salem’s Tuscan Market purchased a portable bar from Cinquecento. The portable bar, originally built in a ship’s container, allowed the restaurant to serve customers outside while providing ample room for social distancing per safety guidelines. Marr Crane & Rigging provided a crane and a tractor trailer to safely transfer the container. The container was offloaded by crane to an outdoor area under a large tent, which is functioning as restaurant space opening for business as of Monday, Memorial Day 2020.

In an email to Dan Marr, Phil Ruggiero, Principal of Knox Building Company, wrote:

“The Isaac Blair crew did a fantastic job moving the container for the owner of Tuscan Kitchen. You guys jumped on this right away and executed perfectly.”

Dan Fitzpatrick, Field Supervisor, The Pappas Company

In early September, Marr Crane & Rigging’s Grove GMK3050 lifted panels into the new, live performance area at TD Garden for the Pappas Company.

Dan Fitzpatrick, Field Supervisor at The Pappas Company, praised Marr’s performance on site: “Last night was a major success. I want the same 2 guys next week. Those guys were amazing, hardworking, courteous, professional.”

Parviz Tabrizi, Superintendent, Shawmut Design & Construction

This past winter, Marr’s specialty shoring company Isaac Blair installed a large shoring system for a building on Hemenway Street in Boston after a serious fire burned it out. The shoring prevented the structure from collapsing into the surrounding buildings. In late August, Isaac Blair was called back to the site to remove the shoring prior to its complete demolition overseen by Shawmut Design & Construction. The crew mobilized quickly and worked long days over one weekend and overtime during the following week to complete the job.

Parviz Tabrizi, Superintendent at Shawmut Design & Construction, commended the Isaac Blair team for their performance in an email: “I just wanted to take a moment and commend you and your site crew for having performed your scope of work safely and swiftly all within the time constraints of the project. As always, I am looking forward to be working with you and your team in the near future.”


Rick Mears, Dir. Environmental Health & Safety, Amherst College

In late July, Marr’s VP of Safety & Training Eric Stalmon was the guest speaker at the Western MA OSHA Roundtable at Amherst College. He presented on scaffold safety awareness and inspection as it pertains to OSHA and ANSI Standards.

Rick Mears, Amherst College’s Director of Environmental Health and Safety, had these kind words to say following Eric’s presentation: “Everyone who attended commented on both how great the presentation was, and how much they learned. Again, we very much appreciated your time and outstanding training.”

Attendees also thanked Eric for a job well done via a LinkedIn post. Bill Moran, Sr. Risk Control Specialist at PMA Managment Corp. of New England, commented: “I attended this training and need to say it was it very educational, very informative and a very well done presentation. Impressive. Thanks, Eric.”

Steven Proteau, Safety Manager at PeopleReady Skilled Trades / TrueBlue, also commented on LinkedIn, writing: “I attended this training and Echo Bill Moran’s comments. Great job, Eric! Very engaging.”

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Bob Sullivan, Senior Dir. Facilities Construction, Boston Children’s Hospital

Over two weekends in November and December 2018, Daniel Marr & Son (DM&S) assembled and installed a new pedestrian bridge at Boston Children’s Hospital for Cives Steel and general contractor Suffolk Construction.  By mid-January, DM&S completed all necessary welding and decking on the 250-ton, 250-foot pedestrian bridge connecting the hospital to the Patient and Family Parking Garage. 

Email from Bob Sullivan, Senior Director of Facilities Construction at Boston Children’s Hospital, to DM&S project manager Alex Kleinert:

“The Bridge project at Boston Children’s Hospital is a one of a kind project, it’s the first time Longwood Avenue was closed for an entire weekend. The Marr team was a true partner from start to finish. After all the coordination with BCH, their LMA neighbors, the city and the various agencies was complete and the dates were established to set the truss over Longwood Ave, Marr stepped up are performed beautifully. Thank you!”


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Nathan Weeman, Superintendent, Gilbane Building Company

Isaac Blair worked for Gilbane Building Company at One Beacon Street to install a staging system inside an 8’x 8’ duct shaft from the 12th to the 36th floor for electrical and masonry work. The biggest challenge was building a shoring system to support the staging and accommodate the existing piping, duct work, and brackets. Few structural components existed in the shaft to work from, but Isaac Blair creatively installed a strong base to support the entire system. 

Email from Nathan Weeman, Gilbane Superintendent to Chris Foley, Isaac Blair Project Manager:

“I wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with your crew… I appreciated the easy adoption of, and adherence to, Gilbane’s strict safety policies. The entire crew was always in their PPE and working safely. This is a direct result of site management…

This was not an easy installation and the crew met the challenge with a great attitude and excellent execution. They took great care to not damage walls in finished spaces, kept their lay-down area clean and well organized, and left their work areas cleaner than when they arrived. The scaffold itself exceeded my expectation, especially regarding the thought that was put in to accommodate the other trades utilizing the scaffold, and keeping the other trades safe.

Because of the work your crew performed, I will always lobby for Isaac Blair to do my shoring or scaffolding.”

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David Parenteau, Project Executive, Suffolk Construction

Over two weekends in November and December 2018, Daniel Marr & Son (DM&S) assembled and installed a new pedestrian bridge at Boston Children’s Hospital for Cives Steel and general contractor Suffolk Construction.  By mid-January, DM&S completed all necessary welding and decking on the 250-ton, 250-foot pedestrian bridge connecting the hospital to the Patient and Family Parking Garage. 

Email to DM&S Project Manager Alex Kleinert from David Parenteau, Project Executive at Suffolk Construction.

“Cives Steel and Marr, both their office and field teams, have invested their heart and souls into this project.  Their dedication to the project and to safety and to each other has been a pleasure to be a part of.  The challenge of building a pedestrian bridge up the main entrance of Boston Children’s Hospital and over Longwood avenue wasn’t challenging enough so we were also tasked with adding a 10th floor parking deck and a 10 story vertical addition onto their only Patient and Families Parking garage all while hospital day-to-day operations went on as if nothing was happening.  Wow… great work guys.  See you on the next one for sure!”


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Frank Hackett, Superintendent, Braintree High School

Marr Scaffolding Company donated portable heaters for the Thanksgiving Day Football Game at Braintree High School.  Thursday, November, 2018 hit record low temperatures, which almost caused the game against Milton High School to be cancelled. 

Frank Hackett, Superintendent for Braintree High School, sent Dan Marr III a letter of appreciation for the services:

“On behalf of Braintree High School Athletics and our Football Program, I would like to thank Marr Companies for the generous donation of sideline heaters that were used during the game.  The heaters certainly made an extremely cold day seem a bit more pleasant for the players and coaches that participated.  Your employees were extremely professional and kind with their time while ensuring the two heaters were delivered, assembled and secured properly on site Wednesday and again with pickup following the game.”