Forish In The News

Fantastic visit with Forish Construction of Westfield earlier today!

Forish Construction recently celebrated 75 years of public, commercial, and industrial projects throughout Western Mass.     You would be hard-pressed to drive through the area and not come across a facility that they had a major role in completing.     I enjoyed learning more about one of their latest projects on Turnpike Industrial Road, unfortunately I could not take the yellow vest home with me.  
Wishing Eric Forish and his team continued success.

Senator John Velis



UMass celebrates opening of Aviation Training Center at Westover Airport in Chicopee

By Don Treeger|

BUSINESS WEST- Thursday June 24, 2021


Veteran workers keep working

The Westfield News – Tuesday January 5, 2021



Eric Forish (center), president of Forish Construction, congratulates Jim Conroy (left) and Jeff Gonyer (right) after presenting commemorative plaques to the two men who have each worked (so far) for 45 years at the family owned construction business.

WESTFIELD – Eric Forish, president of Forish Construction of Westfield, recently presented plaques of appreciation to two long-time employees, Jim Conroy and Jeff Gonyer.
Each man has worked for the company for 45 years. Conroy works as a state licensed construction supervisor and Gonyer is both a state licensed hoisting and heavy equipment operator and holds a federal commercial driver’s license. Neither man is willing to retire.
Forish called the men’s continuing service with the company “a tremendous achievement” and noted that each has worked for the company for more that half of the life of the family-owned company which began its 75th year of operation on New Year’s Day.

Wilbraham Select Board picks Forish Construction to build $715K DPW garage

Emily Thurlow - The Republican - September 29, 2020


WILBRAHAM – After putting the project out to bid three times, the Select Board has awarded the general contract to build the town’s new Department of Public Works garage to Forish Construction Co, Inc.

In a unanimous vote Monday, the board approved a bid of $714,676 from the Westfield-based construction company.  The meeting was held via GoToMeeting conferencing software due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ground broken for Senior Center - - Construction officially begins

Johah Snowden - The Register - Wednesday December 11, 2019


Groundbreaking - Ludlow Senior Center

Hadley Accepts $4.65M bid to build senior center

Scott Merzbach - The Daily Hampshire Gazette - Thursday February 28, 2019


A dealership built around a restaurant: Marcotte Ford nears completion of $8M building in Holyoke

Jim Kinney - The Republican - Monday July 16, 2018


Marcotte Ford - photo by Mark M Murray

Groundbreaking - John Zon Community Center
The Town broke ground on the new John Zon Community Center on May 15, 2017. Mayor Martin and John Zon's son, David Zon, spoke.

The Olver Transit Pavilion opens Friday amidst celebration

The Westfield News - Saturday April 29, 2017
Jim Kinney/The Republican


Westfield Evening News - December 2015

Eric Forish (center) President of Forish Construction, presents Jim Conroy (left) and Jeff Gonyer (right) recognition awards for their 40 years of service to Forish Construction.

Westfield's new Senior Center set to open Monday

Special to the Republican - October 23rd, 2015
Ted Laborde Photo

Forish Receives Harris Award

Daily Hampshire Gazette - March 30th, 2015


Eric Forish, Forish Construction and Past President of the Westfield Rotary Club was presented with his 4th Paul Harris Fellowship Award on January 5, 2015. The award was presented by Past President Robert Goyette.

The award acknowledges “service above self” which that individual has offered to their community, their nation or indeed to the world. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary and this award program was created to fund many Rotary Foundation programs. A contribution $1,000 in the recipient’s name to the Rotary Foundation was made in the recipients honor to continue the funding of many Rotary Foundation programs, including the Polio Plus program dedicated to the eradication of polio worldwide.

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