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About Us

For over 100 years, BBE has delivered construction management and general contracting expertise with an award-winning team led by four generations of family.

BBE's family-owned values are the foundation to everything we do and we continue to carry with us the integrity, reliability, service and professionalism that have become the hallmarks of our business. We value our strength in the communities we serve as we look forward to many more years of building for regional, national and international corporate, academic, manufacturing and community-based clients.

BBE recognizes the impact and value of supporting the communities in which we work and the industry at large. As such, we were instrumental in forming the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut in 1947 and The Construction Institute at the University of Hartford in 1975.


Our people continue to support the mission of these organizations with knowledge, dedication and commitment to excellence. Our commitment to service is demonstrated by the fact that BBE leadership have held the position of AGC President four times– the only company to have this honor.

We are incredibly proud of our 101 years of continuous operation! The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies, and making a difference for our clients, employees and community.

Fundamental to our heritage is the hallmark of encouraging employees to grow and improve in safety and skill and to take advantage of the training/mentoring opportunities rich within our industries’ connections. With an unrivaled retention rate of 95%, our team boasts numerous associates with over 20 years of service.

In 2017, Thomas M. Panczner was named President and Chief Executive Officer with James H. Eacott, III as Chairman of the Board, carrying on the family’s heritage and distinction as a fourth-generation led company.



Safety Always” from pre-construction to closeout, our team is determined to minimize risk to personnel and the overall project. Strategic planning is essential to success and we provide knowledgeable, healthy employees who positively enforce industry safety standards and best practices. Our teams and subcontractors on every job site proactively promote the safest conditions through training, preparing, planning, communicating, monitoring and reporting.


BBE is committed to granting equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons and is dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion as we actively create and engage in meaningful change in our communities, organization and job sites.


Our highly-agile team of professionals works with our clients to select an approach that best suits their budget, program, schedule and aesthetic goals. Our outstanding people provide outstanding results that often save clients time and money and result in a better overall value and operating efficiency.


We strive to consistently provide high quality services, proactive teamwork and collaboration, and creative and effective approaches that result in highly successful projects.


Our teams are specifically structured to each client’s needs and are fully accessible throughout the entire construction process.


We engage with clients from early in the conceptual stages of projects through to the final closeout. We tailor our reporting to meet the specific needs of our clients.


We conduct our business in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, respecting human rights and our Earth.

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“I was seriously impressed by the detailed planning that has gone into the project. The sense of cooperation and teamwork was almost palpable.”

Roger W. Ferguson

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