Sean McKeon Takes on New Role for Metro Walls

Metro Walls is happy to announce that Sean McKeon has taken on the role of Human Resources Administrator for Metro and its three sister companies.

McKeon started at Metro in 2014 in the warehouse and moved into the position of Payroll Administrator one year ago. While he loves crunching numbers and making the most important day of the week happen (payday!) for hundreds of employees, he was also eager to take on even more responsibility and grow his skill-set.

In addition to weekly payroll, Sean will be responsible for new hire paperwork, all employee benefits, recruiting, job postings and job fairs. To be qualified for this role, Sean took a three-month course and passed an extensive exam to receive his SHRM-CP (Society for HR Management Certified Professional).

When asked what he is most looking forward to, Sean says that he is excited to interact with potential employees at job fairs and getting to know our staff on more personal levels.  

For Metro, Sean’s transition into this role has been seamless. We think that his sharp eye for details and approachable personality makes him an ideal fit for this human resource position. Congratulations, Sean!

"Hard Hat Heroes" Brings in Over $24,000 for The American Heart Association

We are so happy to report that our team "Hard Hat Heroes" came in as the #1 fundraisers for the 2019 NH Heart Walk! With a give of over $24,000, we love knowing that we are helping kids live healthier lives across NH! Congratulations to Amber Jackson and Bryan Hussey who were two of the top individual fundraisers for this event!

Metro Walls Now Offers Acoustical Ceilings!

Metro Walls, New England’s leader in commercial drywall and framing is proud to announce the launch of its Acoustical Ceiling Division. With this new Division, Metro is able to offer quality installations of Acoustical Ceilings, Wood Ceilings, Tectum, Acoustical Wall Panels, and much more to its customers.

“We are excited to offer these additional services to our customers. By offering quality installation and customer service in a wide variety of Acoustical products, we feel we can add significant value to any project. These items really complement our other framing and drywall offerings, and help move us toward a one stop shop.” says Bryan Hussey, EVP of Metro Walls.

Two qualified, experienced industry professionals have been put in place to run this operation. Eli Luicha, Operations Manager & Matt Duguid, Senior Estimator.

Eli Luicha brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the ceiling industry. For the last several years, Eli owned and operated his own ceiling business, often partnering with Metro Walls for Acoustical installations. He started as an apprentice for Wall Tech Systems while in high school, and over the years graduated to running all aspects of work in the ceiling industry. From standard panels to mastering intricate details, Luicha is all “hands-on” in the field and loves what he does.

“I really enjoy the variety of work that I get to do. No day is ever the same. The really fancy details are what I like the most about what I do. To look up and know that I created something that looks so beautiful is really rewarding”, says Luicha.

Luicha is in charge of all field operations, staff and project management for this division.

Metro Walls promoted drywall estimator Matt Duguid to fill the role of Senior Estimator for this division. Duguid has been estimating and managing Drywall and Acoustical projects since 1980, serving with Metro since 2017. His product knowledge, understanding of the industry, and his ability to build relationships makes him a great fit for this role.

“I like interacting with customers, but I’d say that I really love working with numbers, a little obsessively sometimes”, laughs Duguid.

Duguid is responsible for sales, project proposals, budgets and all the paperwork needed to start a ceiling job. When the estimate is complete and the paperwork is done, he passes the job on to Luicha who manages the project and workforce.

“Metro Walls is really evolving into a one-stop shop and it’s exciting to be part of that. Here, we can offer clients framing, drywall, and acoustical ceilings and so much more.”, says Duguid.

Metro Walls is thrilled to have these two industry pros run the Acoustical Ceiling Division and we will provide whatever is needed to build this team’s success.

Metro Walls Joins 400+ Students at the Milford High School Job Fair!

Metro Walls was happy to exhibit at Milford High School’s job fair last Thursday. This gymnasium hosted over four hundred students throughout the day! On deck, we had some Metro staff including Foreman Bill Cournoyer and Project Manager Colin Lane. Our trained professionals really know the business and were able to give some great insights on careers in the trades.

 “It’s really important that we get out there as much as possible and educate these kids about the real benefits of careers in the construction industry,” said Colin Lane, Project Manager for Metro Walls.

Metro Walls will continue to support this initiative by attending as many of these events as possible. We are always available to answer any questions about our industry and with our sister companies (Exterior Designs, Atlantic PreFab, and Patriot Building Systems), we are able to offer an array of career opportunities. If you or someone you know is Interested in the trades, visit http://www.byf.org.

Metro Walls Donates $20,000 to the NH Food Bank!

Manchester, NH, December 13, 2018 - Metro Walls, Inc. gave back to the community this month by donating $20,000 to the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities NH. These funds will help to provide approximately 40,000 meals to those in need in New Hampshire.

 “We’re grateful to be in a position to give back to our community this holiday season.” says Mike Dion, President of Metro Walls, Inc.

 “Our goal at the New Hampshire Food Bank is to eliminate hunger in New Hampshire altogether. While we are always making progress toward that goal, food insecurity continues to be a major issue in New Hampshire where more than one in nine residents do not know where the next meal is coming from,” said Eileen Liponis, executive director of the New Hampshire Food Bank. “Contributions like this go a long way toward achieving our ultimate goal. We are extremely grateful to Metro Walls, Inc. for their continued and generous support, which is having a real impact on our efforts to distribute nutritious food to those most in need all over the state.”

 Over the years Metro Walls has donated more than $100,000 to the NH Food Bank.

Metro Walls, Inc. is one of the leading commercial framing and drywall companies in New England. With the area’s largest workforce, the company proudly provides outstanding service to the region’s biggest and best contractors.

 

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About the New Hampshire Food Bank

The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984.  The New Hampshire Food Bank receives no federal or state funding for food distribution.  In 2017, as the state’s only Food Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procured and distributed 13.7 million pounds of food to people in need through more than 425 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers. For more information about the New Hampshire Food Bank, please visit www.nhfoodbank.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

ABC and Gould Construction Institute Announces Metro Walls, Inc. as S.T.E.P Safety Award Winner

ABC and Gould Construction Institute Announces Metro Walls, Inc. as S.T.E.P Safety Award Winner

WOBURN, MA – Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts (ABC), the state’s largest commercial construction association, and the Gould Construction Institute (GCI), ABC’s training affiliate, congratulate Metro Walls, Inc. for recently being named a Silver Safety, Training, and Evaluation Process (S.T.E.P.) award recipient at the 14th Annual ABC/GCI Safety & Education Dinner held May 17th at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, MA.