E.M. Duggan is One of the Region’s Top Workplaces

December 20, 2018  |  Articles

It’s official: GBPCA contractor E.M. Duggan of Canton, Mass. is one of the best places to work.

According to an article The Boston Globe published in November 2018, the contractor is among the Boston area’s top ten large companies based on employee satisfaction. It shares the distinction with organizations such as Massachusetts General Hospital, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

The newspaper based its list on employee surveys conducted by a research firm. The goal, the Globe said, was “to identify companies that go above and beyond for their staff.” It also said that in a hot economy, companies need to keep their employees happy, and those on the list get it right.

On its website, Duggan management thanked its employees for the honor and said that the company wants to let them know how much they matter. “We are humbled and grateful to have an amazing team,” they wrote.

For the article, Pipefitters Local 537 member Savy Man-Doherty said that working for Duggan is always a team effort. She has worked on high-profile projects including the Millennium Tower, and she is now helping to install the heating and cooling system for the Encore casino resort. “I love that I’m able to walk around town and point out the buildings I helped construct,” Man-Doherty said. She began her career at the pre-apprenticeship construction trade program, Building Pathways.

Duggan traces its roots to 1891 when Edward M. Duggan opened a small shop in downtown Boston and offered plumbing services to the city’s residences and businesses. One of New England’s largest mechanical contracting companies, it now has nearly 500 employees. In addition to plumbing and HVAC, it offers fire protection and has a service division that is available 24 hours a day.

In 2017, the Globe identified J.C. Cannistraro as one of the top places to work. No non-union mechanical contractor is on the list.