In the 1950s C.H. Nickerson began to specialize in the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Over the subsequent decades Nickerson has become a recognized leader in environmental contracting throughout the Northeast, typically performing $80 – $100 million of water and wastewater work every year. Since 2003 Nickerson has made ENR’s list of the top 25 environmental firms in the nation twice and consistently ranks within the top 100.
Since 1939, C. H. Nickerson & Company, Inc. has provided general contracting services to a wide variety of public and private clients throughout the Northeast. The company has an extensive history of successful performance in many markets including environmental, municipal, commercial, institutional, and industrial construction. As a self-performing general contractor, Nickerson is equipped to take on the most challenging and demanding projects, typically performing over 50% of the project activities with our own workforces.
Power and Energy Projects
In the 1970’s, when the cost of oil and electricity were skyrocketing, many municipal wastewater facilities elected to install anaerobic digesters to collect methane gas from sewage being processed at the plant. These stores of methane were then used to heat the plant’s operational buildings and/or power a reciprocating (cogeneration) engine to provide electricity to the facility and the grid. Since Nickerson began to specialize in water and wastewater plant work in the 1950s and 60s, the transition into energy projects a natural segue for the company. Now that energy is once again a critical topic and the nation is focused on energy independence, the environment, and the reduction of greenhouse gases, Nickerson is poised to construct the next generation of alternative energy and combined heat and power facilities.
Special Project Groups
Nickerson’s Special Projects group was created to service clients for small, short duration projects which require alternative project management approaches and specialized craft strategies. Project costs for the majority of these jobs are typically less than $5 million. These projects include pump stations, small plant upgrades, package plant installations and service work for existing environmental, municipal, and industrial facilities.