Kaplan Construction has been named to the Boston Business Journal’s (BBJ) 2018 list of Largest Minority & Women-Owned Businesses in Massachusetts. Owned and operated by Jane Kaplan Peck and husband Nathan Peck, Kaplan was the second-biggest gainer on this year’s list – coming in at No. 10. The Brookline-based general contractor increased its revenue to $41.6 million in 2017 from $31.2 million in 2016 — a growth of nearly 38 percent. In addition to both increasing client retention and gaining word-of-mouth referrals for new projects by “delivering great projects,” Kaplan Peck said that “the robust economy has allowed us to build a strong team of employees to match this growth and it’s been a positive feedback loop ever since.”
Jane Kaplan Peck led the effort to have the company certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2014. Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are entities that are at least 51% owned and/or controlled by women. Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and women owned businesses provide ever increasing value to the Massachusetts economy, making up the state’s fastest growing business sector in the Commonwealth. Kaplan has also ranked annually as a Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute.
Cumulative revenue for the top 25 firms on this year’s list was more than $1.38 billion, compared to $1.33 billion for last year’s top 25.