BOSTON – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm, announced that its president, Nate Peck, has been named one of the 2018 Top Young Professionals by the editorial board of Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine. Nate was one of 11 honorees from across the New England region selected by independent juries of industry leaders based on the candidate’s industry experience, leadership skills and community service.
“Kaplan has formed deep roots after more than four decades of commitment to Brookline and the Greater Boston area, and as president I am fully devoted to continuing and furthering the level of quality, service and professionalism that has become Kaplan’s signature,” said Nate. “I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute positively to my industry and utilize my skills to the benefit of my community. It is an honor to be recognized for this prestigious honor and listed alongside so many successful and impressive individuals in my field.”
Each year, ENR Magazine recognizes individuals under the age of 40 who represent the industry’s top rising leaders. Winners are chosen from each region across the United States based on their impact in their respective fields or within their company as well as for exhibiting leadership and community involvement demonstrated by donating time and expertise to serve their communities.
Kaplan’s services include preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, and design/build for a variety of clients, including commercial, healthcare, historic rehab, institutional, recreational, and worship. In 2014 Kaplan announced the culmination of a three-year management transition in which Nate Peck was promoted to president. In this role, Nate is responsible for providing strategic direction, fostering and maintaining client relationships, and overseeing the management of projects. His implementation of useful procedures and systems and introduction of new technologies has streamlined processes and increased efficiency.
Under Nate’s leadership, Kaplan Construction’s volume has tripled and number of staff has doubled. During this time Kaplan has been recognized as a Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute and a Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal for three years in a row. Kaplan was honored as a Massachusetts Family Business of the Year by the Northeastern University Center for Family and a finalist at the Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts by The Warren Group.
Nate utilizes his skillset to help improve conditions for both industry and local organizations. His community involvement includes serving on the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Massachusetts Chapter’s Board of Directors, the Brookline Building Commission, the Brookline Community Foundation’s Building Committee, and the Brookline Teen Center Board of Directors. Nate co-chaired the Brookline Community Mental Health Center’s annual Believe in Brookline Kids Gala at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with his wife and Kaplan COO Jane Kaplan Peck in 2016. Out of the office, Nate shares his love of sports with his children, coaching his son’s hockey and lacrosse teams.