Kaplan Construction’s Peck Named BBJ’s 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree

BBJ 40 Under 40 2018

BOSTON – September 18, 2018 – Kaplan Construction, a WBE general contractor and construction management firm providing comprehensive building programs across Greater Boston, announced today that its president, Nathan Peck, has been named to the Boston Business Journal’s 2018 40 Under 40 list. Celebrating the local people who are the achievers, innovators, and leaders in their field, a panel of judges chose honorees based on their influence on local business and industry, while factoring in contributions to the civic health of Greater Boston through volunteer work and other forms of philanthropy. Peck was selected by the Boston Business Journal editorial staff from nearly 350 nominations received this year.

  • It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the Boston Business Journal and featured alongside my respected and hard-working peers. This award represents my loyalty and dedication to the Greater Boston community from both a personal and professional perspective. I remain committed to providing the community with the exceptional workmanship and service that has become synonymous with the Kaplan Construction name for more than four decades.
    Nathan PeckPresidentKaplan Construction


Joining Kaplan Construction as a senior project manager in 2012, Nate’s commitment and dedication to his projects’ success and client satisfaction helped him excel, strengthening the company and leading to a three-year management transition where Nate was promoted to president. In this role, Nate is responsible for providing strategic direction, fostering and maintaining client relationships, and overseeing the construction related deliverables.

Under Nate’s leadership, Kaplan Construction’s volume has tripled and the number of staff has doubled. During this time, Kaplan has been recognized as a Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal for four years in a row and a Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts by The Commonwealth Institute. Kaplan has also been honored as a Massachusetts Family Business of the Year by the Northeastern University Center for Family and a finalist at the Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts by The Warren Group.

Earlier this year, Nate received national recognition for his industry experience, leadership skills, and community service on Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine’s National Top 20 Under 40 list. After ENR’s editorial board named Nate as one of its 2018 Top Young Professionals for the New England region, an independent panel of judges reviewed the top-scoring regional honorees to select a National Top 20 Under 40 list to represent the industry’s top rising leaders. Previously one of 11 honorees from across the New England region, Nate was the sole ambassador from the New England region to be named to the National list.

Nate utilizes his skillset to help improve conditions for both industry and local organizations. His community involvement includes serving on the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Massachusetts Chapter’s Board of Directors, the Brookline Building Commission, the Brookline Community Foundation’s Building Committee, the Brookline Community Mental Health Center’s Building Committee, and the Brookline Teen Center Board of Directors. Nate co-chaired the Brookline Community Mental Health Center’s annual Believe in Brookline Kids Gala at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with his wife and Kaplan COO Jane Kaplan Peck in 2016. Out of the office, Nate shares his love of sports with his children, coaching his son’s hockey and lacrosse teams and his daughter’s hockey team.

All 40 Under 40 honorees will be recognized by the Boston Business Journal at a cocktail reception and awards ceremony taking place on October 17 at the Red Lantern Restaurant & Lounge in Boston. In addition, each of their inspiring stories will be featured in an upcoming special supplement of the Boston Business Journal.

  • The 40 Under 40 program is one of the most competitive awards programs we run, and this year’s class really does represent the best and the brightest in Massachusetts. We look forward to bringing attention to these extraordinarily talented young professionals and celebrating their achievements along with their co-workers, friends and family in October at what promises to be a special evening at the Red Lantern.
    Carolyn JonesMarket president and publisherBoston Business Journal