S+H Construction Founders Announce Successor
CAMBRIDGE, MA S+H Construction founders Alex Slive and Doug Hanna announce they have successfully come to an agreement with one of their own to purchase S+H Construction.
Sarah Lawson, a Project Manager who has been with the company for almost 10 years, will purchase the company and carry on S+H's proud design/build tradition.
"This transition is something that has been in the works for several years now," Slive said. "We've worked hard over the last 38 years to build this company into something great. We didn't want to just close up shop and retire. Around the time we started looking for a buyer, we were approached by Sarah. It was a good fit."
"Sarah understands what this company is - and what it could be," said Hanna. "The work involved in making this deal happen only confirmed for Alex and me that there is no better person to take over our helm. We think Sarah will make S+H even stronger, and carry the company into the next 40 years."
Lawson ran her own construction company before joining S+H. She comes from a business background and holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Hampshire College and a Master's Degree from Columbia University. Lawson quickly became one of S+H Constructions most sought after project managers, winning the Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission in 2009. Also that year, she created a quick reference guide for the complicated new state energy code, which is now used by a number of building departments throughout the state to educate their inspectors. More recently, Lawson spearheaded the company's new estimating, budget-tracking, and project management systems.
The changeover will be gradual. As part of the agreement, both Slive and Hanna will stay with the company for at least the next three years.