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November 12, 2019 – Boston Globe, Women & Power


For the 19th year in a row, E.T.& L. Corp. has been recognized as one of the top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe’s “Women & Power” magazine. The list is created each year by The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit that uses its own formula to rank the top women-led businesses in…


Plymouth - Holmes Dam Removal


E.T.& L. Corp.'s work on the Holmes Dam removal and Town Brook restoration in Plymouth has been featured in a report done by Fox 25 News on the removal of old dams in…


December 7, 2018 – Boston Globe, Women & Power

In this year’s “Women & Power” magazine by The Boston Globe, E.T.& L. Corp. is pleased to be listed once again with the top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. E.T.& L. Corp. has made the cut for 18 years in a row, among for-profit and nonprofit businesses from all industries.

The Globe Magazine article,…


The rehabilitation of the East Street Bridge in Ludlow and Wilbraham has the community, who has been unable to use this closed bridge for over 2 ½ years, very excited. E.T.& L. Corp. finished this project two weeks ahead of schedule, and the reopening of the bridge got significant coverage in the local news. See links to the articles below:


For the 16th year in a row, E.T.& L. Corp. has been among the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, featured in The Boston Globe’s “Women & Power” magazine. The Boston Globe, working with The Commonwealth Institute, creates the list by looking at factors like revenue or operating budget, number of full-time employees, workplace or management diversity, and innovative projects…


In an article published February 20, 2017, the Worcester Business Journal recognized Jennie Lee Colosi, President of E.T.& L. Corp., as 2017’s Small Business Leader of the Year. The Worcester Business Journal publishes an annual Business Leader issue, which awards an outstanding individual in each of the categories of Small Business/Entrepreneur, Large Business, Nonprofit and Corporate…


Once again, E.T.& L. Corp. has made it onto The Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute's list of Massachusetts' Top 100 Women-Led Businesses. 2016 marks the 15th year that The Commonwealth has put together this list of "...the most noteworthy companies and nonprofits helmed by women." E.T.& L. Corp has been included among those companies each of those 15 years, and is recognized…


E.T.& L. Corp. has been included in The Boston Globe Magazine and The Commonwealth Institute’s annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts.  Honored companies were selected based on revenue or operating budget, workplace and management diversity, innovation and number of full-time employees. …


E.T.& L. Corp. was recently recognized by The Family Business Association (FBA), the leading independent non-profit organization serving family business enterprises, with the Mid-Size business award. E.T.& L. Corp. was one of 10 highly successful Massachusetts family businesses honored at the ceremony in Cambridge, MA. The FBA awards recognize the importance of family businesses in…


For the 10th straight year, E.T.& L. Corp. has been honored as one of the Commonwealth’s top women led businesses. The Commonwealth Institute, a nonprofit organization, has been compiling their annual list since 2002. The Boston Globe Magazine published the annual list on November 3, 2013. Once again this year, E.T.& L. Corp. appeared on the list at No. 26. The TJX Companies, Inc.…


For the 9th straight year, E.T.& L. Corp. has been honored as one of the area's top women led businesses.  The Boston Business Journal has been compiling their annual list since 2004.  This year E.T.& L. Corp. appeared on the list at No. 26.  The TJX Companies, Inc. remained on the top of the list with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as second.


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by the American Public Works Association

Hurricane Irene Repairs – Route 2

Managing Agency: MassDOT Highway Division
Primary Contractors: J.H. Maxymillian; Northern Construction;
E.T.& L. Corp.; R. Bates & Sons
Primary Consultant: MassDOT Highway Division,…


On December 1, 2011, the Boston Business Journal revealed their Top  Women-Led Businesses at the Westin Copley Hotel. Of the 100 businesses honored at this celebratory breakfest, E.T.& L. Corp. placed at No. 25.

The TJX Companies, Inc. and BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. came in at numbers one and two, respectively. This was only the second year  the Boston Business Journal partnered with…

By Sarah Rolph
Worcester Business Journal - Family Business Award Issue (June 6, 2011)


"We are survivors," says Jennie Lee Colosi of the firm she leads, E.T. & L. of Stow, which was once led by her father. For more than 65 years, the heavy construction company has survived, and grown, through judicious business practices, commitment to quality, and a strategy…


E.T. & L. Corp. was honored to receive a WBJ Family Business Award for mid-sized businesses in the Worcester region. This is the video produced by Marc Sera Productions for the award ceremony.


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By Paul Fournier
New England Construction Magazine - Volume 74 Number 12

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Cranes place 180-ft. span over Northampton highway on…


In 2002, Babson College?s Center for Women?s Leadership and The Commonwealth Institute began an annual research project regarding the consummate women-led companies in Massachusetts. With the data gathered from a survey sent to female CEOs within the state, they tabulate not only scores of comparative statistics, but they also publish a ranked list based on annual revenue. Every year, E.T.…


Mr. Richard Masucci
Project Manager/Estimator
E.T. & L. Corp.
873 Great Road
Stow, MA 01775

Dear Mr. Masucci,
    I would like to thank you and the work crew who are rebuilding the bridge on Route 148 in Brookfield, Massachusetts. We were very concerned about how difficult it would be for staff and students to get to school during this…


By Trevor Jones
The Berkshire Eagle

LANESBOROUGH – The Route 7-Route 8 connector road was open for the first time in six months on Wednesday, and minus some serious bumps, things were back to normal as a steady stream of vehicles traveled up and down the newly reconstructed road.

“It’s really nice,” said Ken Wirtes, owner of Bradley Farm on Route 7.


LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — The westerly access to the Berkshire Mall via Route 7 opened this morning, Wednesday, nearly one month ahead of schedule. ??

The $6.3 million project was funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.??

The early completion triggers a bonus for the contractor worth nearly $230,000. The construction…


By Tony Dobrowolski
The Berkshire Eagle

LANESBOROUGH – Do you recall what the old Route 7-Route 8 Connector Road was like – the undulating pavement and the potholes? The “ker-thunk, ker-thunk” of the car while driving the road between Route 7 and the Berkshire Mall?

This morning at 8:30, when the detour signs and Jersey barriers are pulled away from the Route 7…


Produced by Suzanne Mason & Written by Holly Alexander
US Developers Journal

When you spot a woman on a bridge, landfill or road construction project contracted to E.T.& L. Corp. based in Stow, Massachusetts, there’s a good chance it will be Jennie Lee Colosi, president, treasurer and owner of the company, or one of their four other woman civil engineers.…


By Richard Nangle, Mass Highway
CIM Construction Journal
The project to repair the Edgell Road/Main Street bridge over Route 9 in Framingham is the first under the Patrick Administration’s historic eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program to be completed. Coming in on-schedule and under-budget, the project sets the right tone for the ABP which has high…


Landfill Closure in Brookline, Massachusetts

Managing Agency: Town of Brookline, Massachusetts
Primary Contractor: E.T.& L. Corp.
Primary Consultant: Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.
Nominated By: APWA New England Chapter


Dear E.T.& L. Corp.,
I live on Central Street where your company just finished the Spring Street/Prospect Street Bridge.  Wanted to say on behalf of my neighbors and myself thank you for a good job and the men working on the bridge were very nice - not complaining for months while I cut through a "short-cut" around the bridge through their workspace.  The men were very professional…


Thank you so much to the crew who rebuilt the Prospect Street bridge. It was so exciting to drive over it for the first time yesterday.  They worked hard and fast and did an incredible job.  It was very impressive to witness their diligent work, and a bunch of us in the neighborhood are sorry we didn't get to thank them personally.

Beautiful job!

Thank you,

Denise DiPaolo…


Just below the northern slope of Mount Greylock lies the 4,300 foot Runway 11-29 at the Harriman & West Airport in North Adams, Massachusetts. E.T.& L. Corp. was awarded a $6 million contract to reconstruct the full runway in 2010. Existing taxiway stubs were also relocated to new locations, a new airfield lighting system was installed, and an extended runway safety area was…


Because the Gilbertville Bridge is recognized as a national historic landmark, the new structural support had to be installed without harming the existing timber bridge. In order to do so, E.T.& L. Corp. jacked the  covered bridge approximately seven feet off of the existing bridge abutment. A carrier beam was then installed under the bridge to slide the new 38" x 88' girders into place.…


Leaders define companies with their values. Learn more about Jennie Lee Colosi and how her vision makes us better.


Subject: Chicopee LF Work Thanks

On behalf of Waste Management a big thanks goes out to all of our contractors and vendors that worked on the recent odor control and temp liner and soil cover work at the Chicopee Landfill. A significant amount of work was completed in a short period of time with some “design on the fly” while dealing with wet conditions, a holiday and weekend work…


Jennie Lee Colosi & Garry Balboni
E.T.& L. Corp.

Worcester EMAS Installation

As I stated to you both in person, working with John Santos and his crew was a real pleasure for both Mike Markee and I.  Their attention to detail and overall work ethic resulted in one of the best looking Arrester Bed installations I can recall. It was unfortunate for me…


Subject:        Final Report on EBT Protection Plan for Route 6-Edgehill Road Project in Bourne

Good afternoon, Amy.

Please find attached the final report that closes the Eastern Box Turtle Protection Plan for the Bourne Scenic Highway (Route 6 – Edgehill Road) Project. As you will read, the plan was executed flawlessly without a single hitch or glitch… largely…


One thousand foot high Worcester Airport has been hampered by safety zone issues due to impacts of roads and steep slopes.  E.T.& L. Corp. constructed Worcester’s second EMAS (Engineered Materials Arresting System) during an 85 day schedule in 2009 for the Mass Port Authority and the City of Worcester.  This fast track $2.8 million project was completed by the company ahead of schedule and…


Mr. Ken Straney
E.T.& L. Corp.
873 Great Road (Ste 202)
Stow, MA 01775

Dear Ken,

I wish to thank you again for your participation on the Cohasset Bridge Project. It was a pleasure working with you and your staff. Your professionalism, can-do attitude and quality of work was exceptional and key to the client’s satisfaction and the projects…


CIM member E.T. &L. Corp., of Stow, MA is working on a $3.1 million MassHighway project in Bourne, MA. The project will improve the safety and flow of traffic at the intersection of Route 6 (Scenic Highway) and Edgehill Road with the installation of a traffic signal, raised concrete medians, and the widening of the Scenic Highway travel lanes and shoulders in the vicinity of the…


The Sun

BILLERICA – Avoiding the Route 4 bridge on morning commutes won’t be necessary come tomorrow.

The 82-year-old bridge, on Nashua Road in West Billerica, is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, more than six months ahead of schedule.

“It’s going to ease traffic in that area,” said Abdul Alkhatib, director of Billerica’s Department of Public Works. “Some…


Construction site of the new ramp to Interstate 93 and Route 3 off Burgin Parkway in Quincy at the Crown Colony office park.

Wondering what that new building is going to be or why workers are digging up a street? We’ll pick a project to tell you about every Monday, only in your Patriot Ledger.

Where: Burgin Parkway, Quincy

The Project: New…


By Joanne Ray
New England Construction

1. Who are you as a business? What do you do and how many employees do you have?
E.T.& L. Corp. is a woman-owned, heavy and highway contractor founded in 1945 and located in Stow, MA. We perform general contracting services to both the public and private sectors, constructing highways, bridges, site…


By Keith O’Brien
Globe Staff

BOURNE – In the four years that Jose Velez has owned a vacation home on Cape Cod, he has tried almost everything to avoid the dreaded Cape-bound traffic on warm summer weekends. One solution: leaving his home in Wellesley at 1 a.m. or later.

“It’s a lot smoother,” he said. But such tactics are less necessary now for Velez and others –…


Woman-Run Businesses In Massachusetts Double State And National Growth Rates

Stow, MA – Oct. 23, 2006 – A major research study released today by Babson College and The Commonwealth Institute finds that 55 percent of woman-led businesses in Massachusetts grew by more than five percent in 2005,…


In 2007, E.T.& L. completed its largest project to date: a $37 million grade-separated interchange replacing the Sagamore Bridge Rotary, infamous for causing terrible traffic on and off the popular vacation destination of Cape Cod. The project essentially lowered Route 6 (Scenic Highway) below Route 3 and constructed a new Route 3 bridge, thus streamlining travel to…


To Richard Bradley,

Hi, I am writing this letter to you to express our gratitude to all of the men that worked in front of our house and on the beautiful stone wall. They went beyond the call of duty. We have never seen such workers in the bitter cold, hot, rain, wind as the guys you have working for you. They are dedicated to you and the company they work for. Always smiling and…


Ms. Jennie Colosi, President
E.T.& L. Corp.

Dear Ms. Colosi:

On behalf of the Northampton Board of Health, I would like to thank you for the fine work that the E.T.& L. Construction Corp. did on the recently completed Northampton Regional Landfill Capping/Expansion project. E.T.& L.’s planning and extensive organization resulted in the $3.4 Million…