Monthly Archives: July 2013

BL Companies Announces New Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications

Meriden, CT — July 29, 2013

BL Companies, Inc. announced today that Heather Halotek has joined the company as Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications. BL Companies, Inc. is an employee-owned, multi-disciplinary architecture, engineering, environmental and land surveying firm providing services to public and private clients in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
As Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Heather will oversee and direct the company’s marketing, communications, advertising and public relations as well as competitive intelligence and client-focused market positioning.

Prior to joining BL Companies, Inc., Heather worked at UIL Holdings Corporation, parent company of United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, where she had been since 1995. During that time she was the manager of marketing and public affairs, a key member of their top management team and led the repositioning and rebranding of their product offerings throughout various mergers and utility expansion cycles.

“Heather emerged as the leading candidate with strong experience in marketing and communication strategy,” said Carolyn Stanworth, BL Companies President and Chief Executive Officer. “She has a wealth of knowledge and a tremendous amount of energy. Her talents are sure to be a tremendous asset to BL Companies as we continue to grow and expand our geographic presence to serve our clients’ needs.”

Heather received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brooklyn College and is an alumnus of The Hartford Business Journals 2007 class of 40 under 40 recognized professionals.

BL Companies, Inc. Recognized for its Work – Storrs Center Project Honored

Meriden, CT — July 22, 2013

BL Companies, Inc., a professional design firm based in Meriden, Connecticut, has been honored with several awards for its work on the Storrs Center project in Mansfield, CT.

On April 12, 2013, CREW CT – The Real Estate Exchange, honored ten projects exemplifying the best of Connecticut developments and transactions completed in 2012. Winning the BLUE RIBBON and Peoples’ Choice Award, the Storrs Center in Mansfield, Connecticut took the top prize.

On April 23, 2013, the Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter honored the Storrs Center project with the 2013 Building Project of the Year Award/New Construction at its 19th Annual Awards Luncheon.

On June 18, 2013, the Connecticut Building Congress (CBC) honored the Storrs Center project with the 2013 Award of Merit – New Construction at its 17th Annual Project Team Awards Banquet.

Storrs Center is a mixed-use village at the crossroads of picturesque Mansfield, Connecticut and the UCONN campus. Based on LEED guidelines, this 45-acre ‘green’ project includes 1,000,000 SF of new building construction and creates an inviting Main Street experience featuring a mix of restaurants, cafes, retail shops, a town green, office space, housing and open space. The goal achieved was to create a vibrant walkable and sustainable gathering place for residents, the university community and neighbors from the surrounding region.

BL Companies’ work in the Master Plan development and as the Architect and Engineer of Record included the preparation of municipal development plan documents, building design, local, state and federal permitting, plaza and park design, underground storm water management design, traffic analysis, roadway and streetscape improvement design.
According to Carolyn Stanworth, President and CEO of BL Companies, “BL Companies is proud to be a part of one of the most exciting developments being built in Connecticut today. Storrs Center will profoundly change the Town of Mansfield and the UCONN campus by creating a sense of place that will forever identify the intersection where the two meet.”