Case Study

Liberty Travel

Liberty Travel, a travel agency, contacted Construction Coordinators, Inc. (CCI) to build a new flagship location for them on Washington Street in downtown Boston that could serve as a regional headquarters.

The project was far more intensive than expected. The floor was roughly two feet higher than the sidewalk, and so needed to be lowered. Moreover, Liberty wanted many of the supporting columns in the building removed in order to create a freer and more open space to mirror their name and travel-oriented mission. The combination of these factors led CCI to remove the entire second floor, as well as gut the basement and first floor. They then rebuilt the interior from the ground up, beginning with placing new columns (fewer than before), lowering the first floor by the necessary two feet, rebuilding the second floor, and replacing the roof. They then created a store interior and suite of offices on the first and second floors, respectively. Over the course of the project, CCI essentially built an entire building from ground up—all while on a busy Boston street.

Despite the intense work needed to renovate the Liberty Travel store, the end result was certainly worth it: a modern, sleek store and office building fit to serve the needs of one of the major players in the travel agency field.

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Working with CCI is like having our own construction department; but more responsive and experienced."

Paul Brandes, Principal, Charter Realty

Whenever we asked them for ridiculous things, we got them. CCI understood what it took to successfully complete the project."

Ed Pletman, Executive Director, Striar JCC

Tough jobs don’t scare these guys and that’s exactly what we needed to renovate the public areas in our Boston high-rises."

Ted Morton, Vice President, Equity Residential Properties

The most important challenge is that we didn’t harm our business; this wasn’t just a few new fixtures this was top to bottom."

Steve Lambert, General Manager, Newton Sheraton

CCI was flexible, easy to work with entirely responsive. We got what we asked for – and then some."

David Southworth, President & CEO, Willowbend Development LLC

We had a very fast track project, with changes arising daily. CCI wasn’t fazed by us and stayed on top of the details."

Gregg Ribatt, Bennett Footwear Group

CCI’s people are not only top-notch constructors but also are skilled at meeting with my tenants, listening to their concerns, and finding solutions."

Don Earl Stedham, Vice President, Investments/Project Management, Regency Centers

CCI met and, indeed, exceeded my expectations of performance. What was built was what we envisioned, greeting everyone with visual suggestions of who we are."

Jeff Grady, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Rounder Records

CCI had a complete "can-do' attitude and made things happen. We couldn't have done it without you."

Janet Stegman, President, Stegman + Associates

When you find someone with enough experience to anticipate the problems that you are going to have, you want their help."

Leslie Saul, Founder and Principal, Leslie Saul + Associates

You bring intelligence, experience, and, most importantly, kindness, to every project."

Leslie Saul, Founder and Principal, Leslie Saul + Associates