BOSTON – November 9, 2020 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, is proud to announce that it has been named to the list of Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) for the sixth year in a row. Finalists were honored during a virtual event on November 6th and Kaplan ranked number 67. This is the 20th year TCI has recognized women-led businesses in Massachusetts and the list will be published in the Women & Power issue of The Boston Globe Magazine on November 8th.
TCI was founded in 1997 to help women-led businesses in Massachusetts become and stay successful. TCI’s membership includes CEOs, senior corporate executives, entrepreneurs, executive directors of nonprofits and solo professionals who are committed to building successful businesses, organizations, and careers. Since 2002, TCI has created a list of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses to highlight the achievements of these women throughout the state. Past honorees have come from fields ranging from biotechnology to architecture to retail, illustrating the diversity of women-led organizations across the Commonwealth.
- Family has remained our foundation as Kaplan Construction has grown and evolved since its founding 44 years ago. We celebrate great longevity in our core staff and have welcomed a second generation of dedicated employees to our company. Our family values are infused into our company mission and culture and we are honored to be recognized for our success.Jane Kaplan PeckChief operating officerKaplan Construction
In October 2014, one of Jane’s first undertakings as 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.
In 2019 Jane was named a Women of Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate (FIRE) by Banking New England magazine. In 2018 she was chosen as Emerging Leader of the Year by the Associated General Contractors Massachusetts Chapter (AGC MA) in its first ever BWiC Inspire Awards, and in 2016 Jane was recognized as an Outstanding Woman of Family Business by The Warren Group. Both Jane and Senior Project Manager Rachael Montosi have been selected as Women in Construction by the editorial board at Constructech Magazine.
Kaplan’s services include preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, and design/build. Recent projects include Tremont on the Common in Boston, Horizons for Homeless Children in Roxbury, Holyoke Farms in Holyoke, and renovations to Boston University’s Case Athletic Center and Children’s Center.