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Thank You!

We think that our partners and subcontractors are pretty awesome! It takes a village to build a school and our project in Caribou is a HUGE undertaking. We could not accomplish such things without our friends. Thank you to the following businesses for working with us to make sure that Eastern Aroostook RSU 39 gets an amazing new educational facility.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas – Construction Edition

We all know the story.  We’ve heard it from the time we were little tykes to … well … I am sure you’ve heard it this year.  Here is OUR take on the classic Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Presents:
“Twas the Night Before Christmas – Construction Edition

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the site,
not a worker was working, well, because it was night.

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Bowman Constructors Hired to Renovate New Home for CES in Downtown Bangor

photo of one merchant plaza buildingBANGOR, MAINE – Sky Villa, LLC., the Hampden based development company, has announced that Bowman Constructors has been hired to complete renovations at One Merchants Plaza in downtown Bangor.

“I’m proud that Bowman Constructors will be completing the renovations at One Merchants Plaza,” said David St. Germain, owner of Sky Villa LLC. “I am eager to have the major construction concluded to welcome CES, Inc. into their new headquarters and for all of the building improvements done that benefit all of the building tenants.”

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Bangor Humane Society Announces Construction Phase I Start

bangor humane society logoOctober 15, 2019 The Bangor Humane Society announces that construction on their facility located on 693 Mt.  Hope Ave in Bangor will begin this week.

BHS is excited to also announce that Bowman Constructors won the bid process and has been awarded the capital renovation and expansion project.

”Bowman Constructors is honored to have been chosen to be a part of the team responsible for making this vision a reality.” says Brian Bowman: Vice-President of Bowman Constructors. “The Bangor Humane Society has a long history of giving our furry friends a stable roof over their heads. We are excited to help the Humane Society expand the roof over theirs so that they may continue to provide valuable education, training and adoption services throughout our local region.”

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Maine State Chamber of Commerce Scramble for Scholars

24th annual scramble for scholars maine state chamber of commerceBowman Constructors is thrilled to have had the opportunity to sponsor and play at the 24th annual Scramble for Scholars held by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce.  The event took place on September 6th at the BEAUTIFUL Samoset Resort in Rockland, ME.  While more photos will be posted shortly, we couldn’t help but share some of the incredible views from the day.

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Sebasticook Valley FCU Golf Tournament

photo of bowman constructors workers at sebasticook valley fcu golf tournamentToday, the Bowman team enjoyed a wonderful day of golf for a great cause! We were honored to be a sponsor of the Sebasticook Valley FCU Ending Hunger Golf Tournament at JW Parks Golf Course.  Not only was it great weather, a great course and great company; Team Bowman also walked away with the trophy! Best of all, it is one more opportunity to give back to our community.

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Food For Thought

photo of child holding a can on a string to his earThe most important skill anyone can have is the ability to listen.

You probably thought that I was going to say something like time management or being able to use Microsoft Office.

The immediate access to information, at our fingertips and the anonymity of the internet, has proven to be a valuable tool in the growth of our society but has had some undesired consequences in the area of social interactions.

Understanding how to get across your wants/needs is essential to every job; no matter if you are a skilled laborer or a CEO. Someone in the construction industry or someone in the mortuary sciences. At Bowman Constructors, we pride ourselves in our ability to listen to our owners. It is one of the assets that sets us apart from our competition.

Taking the time to focus on understanding another person’s views will not only allow for a broader conversation on a topic but will also grow your knowledge base and open you up to new ideas and ways of thinking.

It isn’t as easy as it sounds. Personally, this is a pain point for me as I tend to want to get my ideas out before I forget them or the opportunity disappears. What I find, however, is that listening does not mute my own ideas but gives them more strength.

Try it out!

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Giving Back: Make-A-Wish

photo of bowman workers at make-a-wish eventThis Monday, team members from Bowman Constructors (including MAW board member, Kevin Bowman) and Langford & Low, Inc. partnered to assist in the construction of a play area for a young boy in Holden. Both Bowman Constructors and Langford & Low are longstanding Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine and Associated General Contractors of Maine members in the state.

It’s our mission to be builders – It is who we are. We create surroundings and form valuable relationships that strengthen our communities and enrich the ways people live in them.

While physical structures are the cornerstone of our work, Bowman is also proud of building in other ways. The Make-A-Wish Maine organization is one of the ways we help to build a brighter future for Maine children.

We encourage other businesses to join us in our efforts to help make a difference in the lives of local children through Make-A-Wish projects in your area.

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Caribou Community School Beam Signing Ceremony

photo graphic of caribou community school beam signing ceremony june 10, 2019 students signing beamBowman was proud to have taken part in the Eastern Aroostook RSU 39 beam signing for the new Caribou Community School.

Kids from grades K – 8 stopped by to ensure that their name was present on a little piece of history.

We could not have asked for a nicer day or a better group of students!

Thank you to all who came out and made this a fantastic event!

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Bowman Constructors Answers the Challenge of Affordable Senior Housing in Maine

exterior photo of sebasticook river apartmentsMay 21, 2019 – Newport, ME – For over 30 years, Bowman Constructors has been known for their commercial building projects throughout the state of Maine. From erecting a new K–8 community school in Caribou, to constructing multiple financial institutions in the town of Waterville, to Beals Island where they built a new addition to their research laboratory and residence hall for Downeast Institute.

However, when the need for affordable senior housing began to grow, Bowman Constructors saw an opportunity to use their experience to tackle a new challenge.

“The biggest issue, in affordable housing, is the long-term operational costs,” explained Brian Bowman. “With our multi-unit housing plan, we have been able to solve that challenge and create a near NetZero housing model that can easily be replicated throughout the state.”

Bowman Constructors teamed with WBRC Architects to create a building energy system that includes a south-facing 100KW solar-paneled roofing system with a Central Maine Power net metering agreement to eliminate the need for fossil fuel and fossil fuel mechanical systems. Also part of this energy-saving design are super insulation, triple-paned windows, LED lighting, methods for capturing the heat from the solar inverter and using that to heat the water, and an electric baseboard, coupled with a whole building energy recovery system, to heat the building. 

“The biggest takeaway is that this works!” says Bowman. “As owners of two of these units, we see the long-term benefit and are excited to be able to do our part to help solve the issue of affordable senior housing in our state.”

With more state funding opening up to create more housing units, the Bowman/WBRC team is ready to help developers and housing authorities increase their QAP application score and get our state’s seniors in their new homes up to six months sooner.

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