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“I would like to thank Shea Concrete sincerely. I had tried contacting several precast bulkhead companies and encountered rude secretaries, unanswered emails and unreturned voicemails. Shea showed me that they care about all their customers including the new ones, and the quickness we were able to get our new bulkhead installed was surprising and impressive. Thank you very much, I will always recommend Shea and certainly contact you again for any further precast needs in the future.”

Chad Armstrong – Homeowner

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“Just a quick note to personally thank you for the excellent tour of your facilities along Route 4 on November 8th. I thought the tour was well-organized and very informative to both the students and me! The students just completed their on-site wastewater disposal design projects and just about all specified Shea Concrete septic tanks and D-boxes! Please thank others who were involved in facilitating an outstanding educational experience”

Professor M. Robin Collins, Ph.D., P.E., Director – Water Treatment Technology Assistance Center (University of New Hampshire Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering)

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“I just wanted to take a second to say thanks for a great and informative seminar last week. Your hospitality and hard work into getting the seminar put together is greatly appreciated. The seminar was great to refresh and also do a deeper dive on a lot of precast basic and advanced principles. You can certainly never know enough and the Shea seminar helped provide that. Thanks again! It was a great day of education topped off with a very impressive plant tour.”

Jeff Macomber (J&R Precast Inc.)

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“I have been to several Shea Concrete seminars. The presenters are very knowledgeable, informative, detailed and to the point. Shea is a group of down to earth people. It is a pleasure to work with them and reap the benefits of their seminars.”

Jay Kaknes, P.E – Northeast Shoring Installation

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“Everyone always makes it a point to call in when they have a complaint, but it’s not often enough that compliments are given. I just wanted to say that it’s a pleasure to work with Mark from Shea Concrete Products. He’s professional, shows up when he’s supposed to, and does a great job with no complaining, even during crappy weather. Also, while this is personal preference, it’s great that he doesn’t light up a cigarette as soon as he gets out of the truck. I’m not sure when it became acceptable to smoke in the ‘office’ (whether the office is outside or not), but that’s one of those things I consider unprofessional, and I’m glad Mark doesn’t do it”

Erin Kirchner, R.S. (Administrator – Essex (MA) Board of Health)

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“I would like to thank the Shea staff for putting on a great seminar with good presenters and valuable technical information provided on various topics. The plant tour with Greg was interesting and good to see the casting process from start to finished product. Lunch was delicious and thanks to Hugh as well for coordinating the event!”

Christian Frey (Northstar Industries)

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“I am a Health Agent and wanted to see the precast concrete operation to better understand the elements of septic system components and application. I expected several hours of sales pitch and “buy our product” presentations. Couldn’t be further from the truth. I received professional presentations and a plant tour that gave me a lot of insight into what goes into quality precast concrete products as well as Q&A sessions about associated septic products with industry professionals. To top it all off a great and delicious lunch was provided. Good job! Thanks for a great day and I look forward to future seminars.”

Bryan Besso (Hopkinton, MA Health Agent)

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“I found this seminar extremely helpful. With land so tight in New England, there is always a need for retaining walls. ReCon and Shea Concrete provide a great solution for gravity walls that can be installed as stand-alone systems over twenty feet in height with no fabric or grid reinforcement needed. Also, I was grateful for the tour of Shea’s facility. It is very impressive!”

Deb Colbert, P.E. (Senior Project Manager – Hancock Associates)

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“The seminar I attended on 4/30/2019 was an excellent experience. Thanks to the speakers I now have a deeper understanding on several fronts and the plant tour was fantastic – nothing can approach actual direct contact in terms of understanding and lasting impact. I want to thank Hugh Scott personally and Shea Concrete for graciously offering this seminar free of charge to any and all. Well done! I hope to attend more in the future”

Richard Littlefield (Senior Civil Engineer)

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“The seminar at Shea Concrete Products in Amesbury, MA was well run. The speakers kept to their allotted times, were very knowledgeable, and presented their topics well! The plant tour itself was very informative, interesting, and answered a few questions I had about precast concrete!”

Larry Maznek (Owner – Maznek Septic Service, LLC)

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“The seminar series Shea Concrete Products offers provides a lot of value, from quality technical presentations that provide PDH’s to a behind the scene’s tour of their manufacturing facility that allows you to get up-close and personal to products being poured, stripped, and forms being prepared to accept concrete. They bring in industry experts to deliver the presentations and there is no “selling” as they focus on delivering a quality balance of technical information and practical hands-on value, so attendees can see how their products are made first-hand. Shea Concrete does not skip a beat on details as they provide a great lunch and offer all this at no cost. I recommend these seminars to anyone who is in the engineering/construction industry or who utilizes precast concrete products in any way. It’s nice to see a family owned business providing these seminar opportunities throughout the calendar year. Quality technical education can be hard to find, and Shea Concrete Products provides a great product!”

Brian Murray, P.E. (Millennium Engineering, Inc.)

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“Knowledge transfer is key in any industry, and the onsite wastewater industry in particular is growing and changing. Engaging in an open forum where end users are among peers and have the opportunity to speak directly with the precaster as well as see first-hand how precast concrete tanks are manufactured is invaluable. Shea Concrete Products did a fantastic job putting on a top-notch continuing education program everyone can benefit from.”

Kayla Hanson (Dir. of Technical Services – National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA)

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“Thank you for a very informative seminar. It was one of the best that I have attended. The tour of the plant was very educational! it is nice to see that Ernie left a great business to his outstanding family and employees that have expanded on opportunities and keep looking forward to improve and educate further generations. Keep up the outstanding work.”

Barry Tisbert (SRF Excavation)

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“For a group of 40 +/- attendees, your facility made the time go by fast and efficiently. Introductions, speakers and morning presentations, the manufacturing plant tour with observations of precast production, lunch waiting upon returning from the tour, afternoon speakers and presentations, and wrap-up of the seminar. There was no wasted time. Well done! Presentations were connected to the precast concrete industry and the NPCA Precast Days initiative. Details in testing reminded me of performing entrained air, slump, and cylinders tests; it brought me back! I am looking forward to attending future seminars”

Mark Morrill (Retired NHDOT “District 3” District Engineer)

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“Regarding the 2/05/2020 seminar at Shea Concrete’s Amesbury facility, Shea did a great job facilitating and generously providing the room, food and beverages throughout the day. It’s not easy to open the doors of a working manufacturing business for 85 or so guests. The speakers were all knowledgeable in their fields, and thanks to them for taking time from their work. Jim Gove is highly qualified as a soil scientist and wetland delineator. Jim covered lots of ground for USDA-SCS based soil description and keys for estimation of soil water content. Given the time allowed, this is a good overview of topics usually requiring at least a college semester supplemented by many years field experience. The presentation on FOG was engaging and informative. Mr. Lombardi’s experience is geared to large, city/regional scale wastewater collection and treatment systems, but there was enough crossover information about grease accumulation downstream of traps to readily apply intervention principles for smaller scale, onsite wastewater systems. Brian Barry is obviously a well qualified speaker on concrete manufacturing. His presentation is informative, but he stopped short, perhaps by time constraints, by truncating admixture comments at pozzolans (silica fume, fly ash, etc.) and air entrainment. I suggest giving some time for discussion of mid and high range water reducers which increase workability and still provide for low w/c ratios and reduced added job site water. Brian brings comprehensive knowledge of concrete related topics. The facility tour is quite impressive. It is fun and informative to look at on-going work and the obvious acquired efficiency of delivering high quality concrete products. Thanks again to you, Greg and other staff at Shea Precast for hosting the event.”

Jack Kareckas (“Construction Inspector” with CMA Engineers, Inc. headquartered in Portsmouth, NH)

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“Resiliency attributes are being brought to the forefront of modern drainage structure design. Some engineers are now recognizing what others have known all along, that precast concrete box sections provide the built-in strength and durability, hydraulic capacity, construction speed, and economy required within a truly resilient design. It was enjoyable to discuss these qualities to the Massachusetts engineers and regulators attending the 7th Shea Technical Engineering Seminar series.”

Eric A. Carleton, P.E. (Director of Codes and Standards – National Precast Concrete Association (NPCA))

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“I attended a day-long seminar at Shea Concrete Products in Amesbury, MA and was very impressed. I learned it was a 3rd generation family run business and you could tell the people there cared. The President was very much a part of the day and guided us through a plant tour after morning technical presentations. The presentations were informative and well structured, not to mention a delicious catered lunch.”

Randy Burley (Tewksbury, MA DPW/Engineering Division)

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“For me, it’s a pleasure to participate in Shea Concrete Products Technical Engineering Seminars. It’s been a huge success in providing educational programs and an integral part of professional development with the added benefit of providing a collaborative environment to share ideas and concerns on topics related to the precast concrete industry.”

Brian Barry (Technical Service Engineer – LafargeHolcim)

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“You folks delivered a water tank to a project we are working on for the State of Vermont. As usual Jerry Mailloux did a great job helping us through the submittal process and getting us the product on time. Shea Concrete’s service and product quality is to be commended. Thank you!”

Mike Lemieux (Pine Hill Construction)

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“Everyone comments on how much they love our new stairs. I especially like the fact that the landing is one solid 6-foot wide piece of granite … No water can get in through any joints as it did with our old brick stairs. Working with Richie and Steve was a breeze, and everyone we met at Shea Concrete Products was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I have no reservations in recommending Shea Concrete Products and will do so if I hear of anyone looking to have their home stairs replaced. My experience was five star!”

Ralph Chloodian (Homeowner)

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“Thank you very much for your informative seminar and your gracious hospitality. Your organization is very hardworking, ambitious, and it is so nice to see your success. God bless you all.”

John Sushchyk (on Technical Engineering Seminar #13)

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Just want to say thank you to Shea Concrete Products and Rich Walsh for the installation of our new front steps. This was a very easy process as I initially contacted Shea Concrete through their website and two days later Rich reached out to me. He came to the house, measured the old steps, and left a quote. The great price included installation and removal of our old precast steps. I asked if he could give us a day in between removal of our existing stairs and installation of the new set to replace some fascia boards and it was not an issue. Again, thank you to Shea Concrete Products for making this a very easy process! The new steps are beautiful and I will definitely be recommending Shea Concrete to my friends and family.

Jim Parshley (Homeowner – Massachusetts)

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“My stepmother & I wanted to say thank you for the new stairs. They were switched out this week and we love them! You provided amazing customer service – above and beyond our expectations. We truly appreciate everything you did for us. If there is any platform that we can give you a review on, please let me know and I’m happy to do that.”  

Caroline C. (Homeowner)

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“Just wanted to thank you for the informational seminar and the tour of your facility on 10/19/2022. Your facility is top notch and it seems Shea Concrete Products really has a handle on production; especially with the current employment crisis!”

Jeff Starcher (Starcher Property Services, LLC)

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“We had stairs installed Wednesday (September 16, 2020) in Londonderry, NH. The driver/installer was exemplary. We wanted to send a note to your company recognizing his wonderful service and friendly manner. Thank you.”

Bob Breithaupt (Homeowner)

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“I have participated in several Precast Days events with our producer partners. Each of these events has been a great opportunity to interface and educate local engineers, contractors, and specifiers on the added value of precast concrete products. It is a joy to observe the participants during the plant tours. There is a real connection that is made when they see the products they design actually being produced.”

Michael Klotthor (Recon Wall Systems – President/COO)

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“We used Shea Concrete for septic tanks in Tamworth, NH and not only were they better priced, but their service was awesome! We had a ground water challenge and they worked with us to make sure the tank was properly set. I couldn’t recommend these guys enough. I’ll be in soon for some of their retaining wall blocks!”

Paul Gallant (Homeowner)

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