It all started when Raymond Lauring decided to start his own business – and in 1948 Lauring Construction was born. It began small but soon the word spread, and those small jobs turned into homes — each one built with a focus on quality and craft. In 1955, Lauring Construction expanded, growing to meet the demands of high-scale commercial and industrial construction. Then, in 1984, Raymond’s sons, Mark, John, and Jim, took the lead. Under their supervision, the company flourished and became what it is today – an award-winning general contracting firm that maintains its family-owned-and-operated roots in Worcester County.
This year the company is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Actively involved with the day-to-day operations of the company since 2010, the third generation (Dan, Mike, and Chris Lauring) will join John and Jim as owners.
With 30 employees, Lauring has in-house experts in disciplines such as rough and finish carpentry, excavation and earthwork, and concrete finishing, giving the company an advantage with scheduling and coordinating these trades on projects. The company’s depth of knowledge enables it to better plan for jobs, more efficiently approach and complete projects, and effortlessly adapt to any changes that might occur throughout the construction process.
The company’s portfolio includes several prestigious projects, including the 41,000 square foot Richard J. & Sophia Catrambone Health Sciences Center at Assumption University.
“In nearly every area of campus, one has the opportunity to marvel at the expertise of Lauring Construction, who has continuously realized our ambitious vision to provide exemplary learning facilities,” said Francesco C. Cesareo, PhD, former president of Assumption University.
Since 2006, Lauring Construction has worked with Nichols College, a private business school in Dudley, MA, completing more than 20 projects. Recently, the company finished a seven-phase renovation of Lombard Dining Hall.
Robert LaVigne, associate vice president for operations at Nichols College, said, “Lauring Construction did a great job with a challenging project. They respected the fact that the buildings were operational during construction and made sure to erect temporary enclosures and weather-proofing measures to protect our facilities. We are very pleased with the results.”
In 2020, Amego Inc., an organization that supports people with autism and other developmental disabilities, selected Lauring Construction to construct eight new buildings including a 2,500 square foot community center, and a maintenance building to support the children and young adults who attend Amego’s school in Franklin, MA.
“We have worked with Lauring Construction for five years and their team approach to managing projects has always impressed us. When it came time to build a new residential campus, we knew Lauring was the best choice,” said John Randall, Amego CEO.
“We are all very conscious of ‘our name being on the product’ and strive to maintain our reputation in the industry as a well-respected, honest, and easy to work with contractor who delivers the highest quality end result,” said John Lauring. “We are certain the third generation of the Lauring family will continue this tradition and build on our strong foundation.”