Quincy, MA (PressExposure) June 23, 2011 -- From humble beginnings, the green design-build construction firm now occupies a 5,000 square foot building and employs 12 full-time and 6-part time employees. The staff consists of licensed construction supervisors, construction managers, HVAC installers and laborers. The company is thriving and growing in this difficult economy.
The Alares Group is a nationally recognized, award winning design-build construction firm and consists of three divisions: construction, design and energy and the environment. Alares is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
Don Maggioli, Owner and President, received his degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the military as a Green Beret. Following an honorable discharge, Maggioli earned a Masters in Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University and completed the core curriculum for his MBA at Boston University.
"We are delighted to put down roots in Quincy," noted Maggioli. He added, "Our new office building is just off the Expressway and gives us easy access to all of New England and beyond. The central location also provides a talented and diverse work force for our growing company."
Maggioli has over 24 years experience in the environmental/renewable energy field. He is considered an expert in site assessments, vapor intrusion, and remediation. He also has extensive experience in construction management, and design/build of various types of systems. In recent years, Maggioli has become an authority in renewable energy and the environment. He is a professional engineer, LEED accredited professional, and certified Geothermal Designer and Installer. He among only a handful of certified geothermal designers in the Northeast.
The name Alares has significant meaning. Alares were a type of militia among the Romans and known for lightness and swiftness in combat. The name Alares was selected because the company philosophy is to achieve clients' objectives in a swift manner without sacrificing quality for speed. The Alares Group emphasizes the same military "can-do" attitude with its staff and subcontractors to successfully accomplish client's objectives.
Seventy-five percent of Alares' senior staff are veterans. Tony Domenico, the vice president of construction, was also a green beret and served combat tours in Afganistan, Iraq and Kosovo.
Areas of expertise include interior remodeling, HVAC mechanical systems including geothermal, electrical/control systems, fire alarm systems, ground-up construction, building commissioning, energy consulting and environmental assessment and remediation. Alares ensures the quality of its work through a comprehensive internal QA/QC program. In addition, Alares has in place a detailed Construction Safety Program.
Alares also offers a breadth of services of architectural and engineering disciplines. Alares brings together decades of experience in a wide array of professional disciplines that includes licensed engineers and architects, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals (AP) and Certified Energy Managers (CEM), experienced energy auditors, scientists and other specialists.
Another area of expertise is energy services including energy use evaluation, energy auditing, retro-commissioning, and geothermal system design and installation. Alares helps businesses, institutions and federal agencies clean the environment, reduce energy consumption and decrease carbon emissions.
Alares was recently awarded a Federal Energy Contract (GS-21F-0042X under the GSA 03FAC Schedule for Facilities and Maintenance Management services). The contract was awarded with a base period of 5 years and three 5-year option periods. The schedule provides Alares a long-term contract vehicle to deliver energy management, auditing, renewable energy design, retro-commissioning, and metering services to any agency of the federal government as well as other authorized customers.
Alares has a wealth of experience performing construction projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), US Navy, General Services Administration (GSA), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Air National Guard (ANG), as well as numerous private clients.
Alares has extensive experience with design and installation of Geothermal Systems. The types of systems the company has designed and installed include closed loop, open loop and standing column well. The staff has installed over 100 geothermal systems. Staff members include a certified geothermal designer and licensed professional engineer who has designed dozens of systems.
A recent project was the design and installation of a geothermal heating and cooling system for the Connecticut Air National Guard. Alares won an energy award from the Association of Energy Engineers for this project.
Recent projects include campus wide fire alarm upgrade for the Brockton Veterans Administration; HVAC upgrade for the West Roxbury Veterans Administration; design/build HVAC System for new wine store in Rhode Island; bathroom upgrade for Brockton Veterans Administration; louver replacement for Jamaica Plain Veterans Administration; installation of geothermal heating and cooling system for Air National Guard; and installation of water cooling system for the US Fish and Wildlife Service.