Meridian Construction Doubles its Capacity in New Hampshire

January 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

News Contact: Tim Long – (603) 527-0101 | tim@meridiannh.com

Gilford, New Hampshire – January 14, 2019: Meridian Construction Corporation of Gilford, NH has announced plans to enter into a management agreement with Mark Carrier Construction, Inc. (MCCI) of Manchester, NH. After the untimely death of Mark Carrier, the founder of MCCI, discussions between Meridian and MCCI’s new leadership team showed synergies in management style and quality workmanship. These discussions led to some collaborations which revealed the complementary ethos and shared values between these two firms.

MCCI enjoys an impeccable business reputation and deep respect throughout the greater Manchester area, earned by its excellence in commercial construction. Their work has enhanced the Mill Yard, office complexes, college campuses, industrial parks, retail centers and healthcare campuses in and around Manchester as well as points south into Massachusetts. Well known area projects include The Grand at the Bedford Village Inn, Anderson Equipment Company, numerous Dental Offices and The Foundry Restaurant.

The highly regarded reputation of MCCI was a crucial factor in the decision to manage MCCI’s operations, according to Tim Long, president of Meridian Construction. “Having known Mark over the years and constantly hearing of his fine reputation always left me with great respect. Now I’ve personally come to know his amazing team. After many discussions, it became clear that combining our resources and expertise helps fulfill Meridian’s long term planning… It will be better for everyone in both companies,” he said.

Diane Carrier, the current owner of MCCI said, “We talked with Meridian and a couple other firms about potential business relationships to help preserve MCCI’s fine work and team going forward. It had to be someone of similar vision, integrity and quality as my husband. We just knew Tim and everyone at Meridian had the same philosophy and were like-minded in terms of ethics and integrity—we can trust them and I know our teams will work great together.”

Strategically, joining forces gives Meridian Construction a solid presence in Manchester while significantly expanding their service footprint in the Southern New Hampshire market, according to Mr. Long. He indicated how this affected his decision by saying, “We looked really closely at this move and in the end, the key factors were twofold. First, MCCI’s relationships open avenues to commercial opportunities we were previously missing, and second, being able to expand our company with quality people such as those at MCCI might only come once in a lifetime. I’m just honored by the chance to help continue the traditions of business integrity and building excellence here, which are part of Mark Carrier’s legacy.”

Kyle Long, project manager at Meridian Construction will head the Manchester office located at 175 Lincoln Street. He enthusiastically noted, “We are thrilled to be working with the MCCI team full time now.” When asked what the newly merged team can expect in coming days, he said, “Oh that’s easy… just expect excitement, hard work and definitely some fun along the way!”

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