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Acella Construction Managers Break Ground on Hingham Heritage Museum Project

NORWELL and HINGHAM, MA, ISSUED SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 … Acella Construction Corporation (www.acellaconstruction.com), a construction management firm serving the region for more than a decade, broke ground on the Hingham Heritage Museum project last week.  The $2.5 million project encompasses the renovation and restoration of Old Derby Academy and the Museum, and is scheduled to take approximately one year to complete.

Acella’s project team, with expertise in local cultural and historic projects, won the unanimous support from the board of the Hingham Historical Society to restore the 1818 Old Derby Academy Building, one of the town’s most historic landmarks. The project will include a new 4,600-square-foot addition and the repair/restoration of foundations, windows, chimneys and other parts of the 1818 building. It will also enlarge the Visitor Center, expand the collections storage and workspace areas for volunteers and staff, and create an outdoor program event space for up to 200 guests.

Local and state dignitaries and museum donors and stakeholders were present for the groundbreaking, as was Mike Studley, president of the Hingham Heritage Museum, Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella, and Ryan Klebes, project lead for Acellla.  The groundbreaking took place Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Dave Dirubbo, president of Acella, said, “We are very excited to be involved in a project such as this that means so much to the community.  Old Derby is so much more than just a physical structure but an embodiment of the past, present, and future of Hingham.  It is gratifying to contribute to its restoration.”

About Acella Construction Corporation

Founded in 2003, Acella delivers a premium suite of construction management services, including design-build and pre-construction solutions for business owners, commercial real estate developers, and discerning institutional and retail clients. From ground-up construction and new additions to complex interior renovations and tenant build-outs, Acella’s mission is to Build Better buildings, relationships and communities…one project at a time.

A partial list of clients includes: Northeastern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Boston College, Bentley University, Thayer Academy, Riverview School, Sacred Heart High School, Cardinal Spellman High School, NVNA Hospice, Friendship Home, Village Pediatrics, Outer Cape Health, Island Terrace Nursing Home, Boston Properties, Morgan Stanley, Pier One Imports, Not Your Average Joe’s, Panera Bread, The Urban Grape, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Hyannis Yacht Club, Cummaquid Golf Club, and Exeter Swim and Racquet Club. Acella Construction Managers is located at 62 Accord Park Drive, Norwell, MA 02061. For more information, please visit www.acellaconstruction.com or call 781.681.9240.

I appreciate the dedication and professional manner in which Acella has guided this project.

- Burt Wolfman, Chariman of the Building Project and Capital Campaign Provincetown Art Association and Museum