Meet the Conneston Team...

CCI employs four project managers, nine superintendents with an average of 35 years of experience in the construction trade, and 21 foremen, carpenters and laborers are on staff.

In our office, we maintain a low level of overhead with an administrative staff of two.

Jeffrey S. Downing, President

Jeff Downing is President and founding Principal of CCI, which began in 1992.  He has served as Principal-in-Charge and project manager on many major housing, school, hospitality and non-profit construction projects throughout his career.

Jeff is a past president of the Lakes Region Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow.  He has served as a director with the Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity and has served as an adjunct professor of business finance at New Hampshire Technical College.

Jeff's educational credentials are:  Northeastern University, MBA Degree; University System of New Hampshire, BPS in Business Management; New Hampshire Technical College, Manchester, Associate's Degree in Building Construction Technology.

Prior to founding CCI, Jeff worked for Mooney Corporation of Laconia, NH holding the position of Executive Vice President.  He has 30 years of commercial construction experience.

When not working, Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Jackie, and his children, Ben and Emily.  Jeff likes most outdoor activities, including golf, hiking, fishing, skiing and sailing.  Jeff plays basketball to stay in shape, and has played continuously since high school.

Did you know that Jeff is an avid windsurfer and loves spending a few weeks a year in the Dutch Caribbean ripping it up?

Bryant S. Lehr, Vice President

Bryant Lehr, Vice President, has been with CCI since 2002. Since that time he has served as project manager on many major manufacturing, housing, municipality, and retail construction projects.

Bryant's educational credentials are: University of New Hampshire; BS in Civil Engineering with an Environmental Engineering option.

Bryant is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey and Colorado.

In his personal time, Bryant enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Heidi and four children Sydni, Sophia, Charlotte and Beckett. Bryant also enjoys skiing, golf, hiking and biking; although he hasn't done much of the last two lately.

Did you know that Bryant was a ski racing coach on the weekends in Colorado and has gone Heli-skiing in British Columbia?

 

Laura C. Larson, Chief Financial Officer

Laura Larson, Chief Financial Officer, has been with CCI since 2004.  She is responsible for all aspects of financial reporting, human resources, insurance, information technology and marketing.

Laura received her B.S. in Accounting, with a minor in Finance, from Southern NH University.  She is also a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the State of NH.

In her spare time, Laura enjoys traveling with her husband, Erik, cooking, gardening and skiing.

Did you know Laura jumped out of a perfectly good airplane and is a roller coaster enthusiast?

 

The Rest Of Us

And The Rest of Us . . .

CCI employs four project managers, nine superintendents with an average of 35 years of experience in the construction trade, and 21 foremen, carpenters and laborers are on staff.  In our office, we maintain a low level of overhead with an administrative staff of two.

Client Testimonials

"The construction management concept allowed us to have a second opinion on every step of the design phase. That way, we were able to balance the esthetics of the building with its work ability and final cost."

Ron Baker, Executive Director, Geneva Point

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Ron Baker, Executive Director, Geneva Point

"The construction management concept allowed us to have a second opinion on every step of the design phase. That way, we were able to balance the esthetics of the building with its work ability and final cost."
"CCI is passionately dedicated to their clients and their projects, and their construction quality, budgeting and scheduling abilities are exceptional."

Peter Stewart, Principal, Stewart Associates Architects

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2018-07-26T14:09:45-05:00

Peter Stewart, Principal, Stewart Associates Architects

"CCI is passionately dedicated to their clients and their projects, and their construction quality, budgeting and scheduling abilities are exceptional."
"The meetings were well coordinated and well organized with open communication, joint decision making, and visible schedules. Notes of the meetings followed promptly and action items were checked weekly. Issues were addressed promptly and the emphasis, to my delight, was constantly on value, quality, cost, and how an action would affect school personnel."

Nancy Head, Chair, Amherst School Board

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2018-07-26T14:10:36-05:00

Nancy Head, Chair, Amherst School Board

"The meetings were well coordinated and well organized with open communication, joint decision making, and visible schedules. Notes of the meetings followed promptly and action items were checked weekly. Issues were addressed promptly and the emphasis, to my delight, was constantly on value, quality, cost, and how an action would affect school personnel."
"I really cannot express what a wonderful job Jeff and his CCI crew did putting this building together. We were behind schedule, but Jeff and his awe inspiring ability to manipulate logistics put us back on schedule."

Brackley Shaw, Architect

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2018-07-26T14:12:21-05:00

Brackley Shaw, Architect

"I really cannot express what a wonderful job Jeff and his CCI crew did putting this building together. We were behind schedule, but Jeff and his awe inspiring ability to manipulate logistics put us back on schedule."
I have been exposed to several general contractors up and down the east coast. My experience with CCI has been with two projects in the last three years. It is undoubtedly the best contractor I have had the pleasure to work with in my years in the business. Always on time and under budget, something I haven't had an opportunity to say when talking about a contractor before. There was never a problem, always an opportunity, when it came to dealing with issues."

Tom Frawley, Vice President of Operations, Johnson & Dix

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2018-07-26T14:20:02-05:00

Tom Frawley, Vice President of Operations, Johnson & Dix

I have been exposed to several general contractors up and down the east coast. My experience with CCI has been with two projects in the last three years. It is undoubtedly the best contractor I have had the pleasure to work with in my years in the business. Always on time and under budget, something I haven't had an opportunity to say when talking about a contractor before. There was never a problem, always an opportunity, when it came to dealing with issues."

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Postal Mail / Email / Phone

Conneston Construction, Inc.
P.O. Box 7546
Gilford, NH 03247
Phone: 603-524-3776
Fax: 603-524-3681
Email: info@ccinh.com

Physical Address

Conneston Construction, Inc.
132 South Main Street
Laconia, NH 03246