BOSTON – March 26, 2021– Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, is proud to announce that it has ranked fourth on the Boston Business Journal’s (BBJ) list of largest women-owned businesses in Massachusetts.
The positioning is based on total 2020 revenue and ranks Massachusetts-based businesses that are owned at least 51 percent by a woman or women. In 2014, Jane Kaplan Peck became the majority owner and chief operating officer (COO) of Kaplan Construction. Since then, the company has grown to $65 million in annual revenue and 34 employees.
In October 2014, one of Jane’s first undertakings as the newly appointed COO was spearheading the effort to be certified as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. WBEs are entities that are at least 51 percent 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 also frequently performs on projects requiring Boston Resident Jobs Policy (BRJP) compliance and has employed a significant number of women and minority-owned subcontractors in doing so.
A respected industry leader, Jane has been named a Women of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (FIRE) by Banking New England magazine; an Outstanding Woman of Family Business by The Warren Group; Emerging Leader of the Year by the Associated General Contractors Massachusetts Chapter (AGC MA) in its first ever BWiC Inspire Awards; and a Women in Construction by the editorial board at Constructech Magazine.
Access the 2021 Biggest Women-Owned Businesses List here.