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Five Generations of Leadership

We are currently in our fifth generation of family leadership. Today, owner Stephen J. Connolly IV and his son Jay Connolly are just as involved in client projects as were the original founders, Stephen J. Connolly and his three brothers, when they founded the company.

Stephen J. Connolly IV

President and Chief Executive Officer

Steve is the fourth generation of family leadership at Connolly. Steve took over the company from his father in 1987, and he successfully orchestrated the company’s transformation into its present form foreseeing the construction industry’s paradigm shift away from general contracting towards construction management. He is extremely proud of his company’s reputation in the construction industry and strives daily to maintain and grow that reputation. His goal on every job, large or small, is to be invited back for the next project.

Jay Connolly

Vice President

Jay represents the fifth generation of family leadership at Connolly. As a youngster, Jay had always taken a great interest in his grandfather’s and subsequently, his father’s business. In 2007, shortly after his graduation from Boston College, Jay began his career with the company. Jay is committed to leading the company for the next generation, to carry on his family’s heritage of quality construction, and to maintain an outstanding reputation in the industry.

Thomas A. Dionne

Vice President of Business Development

Tom started with Connolly in 1995 after working at construction firms in southern New Hampshire and in the Washington, DC area after his graduation from the University of New Hampshire in 1984. His degree in civil engineering and interest in architecture led him to the construction industry where he has served many roles: design, estimating, and management. He uses the knowledge gathered in his career to better understand clients’ needs and to focus on providing them with quality construction services.

Harry P. Samolchuk

Vice President of Design

Harry Samolchuk started with Connolly in 1982 after his graduation with a degree in Architecture from Roger Williams University. Harry is an integral part of the Connolly team as he heads up our design staff for the projects that we design and build. Harry utilizes the skills garnered over his career to listen attentively to clients needs to help them realize their programmatic goals, to design cost effective solutions, and to see that the design satisfies their needs.


Design Build…and Drones

Connolly Site Cam – KROHNE Headquarters Progress

In Celebration of Mother’s Day and in Honor of Memorial Day – From the Connolly Archives

  • MRS Management LLC has worked closely with Stephen and Jay Connolly and several members of the staff at Connolly Brothers over the last four years. This multi-generation boutique construction management firm is diligent and attentive to every detail. They have proven their ability to collaborate effectively to overcome any challenge. Their vast experience and capable pool of carefully selected subcontractors ensured uncompromised completion of my project. Connolly lives up to their reputation of being responsive, conscientious and driven by an unparalleled ethic to excel that begins with ownership and is embodied in every member of the team.
    Mark MsciszMRS Management LLC
  • Site by Clockwork Design Group, Inc