NEI General Contracting Recognized With 2022 Corporate Citizenship Award From BBJ

 NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contractor firm, announced today it has been recognized with a 2022 Corporate Citizenship Award from the Boston Business Journal (BBJ). As one of the top charitable contributors to Massachusetts non-profits during the 2021 calendar year, NEI was honored at the BBJ’s 17th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards on Thursday, September 8th at the Revere Hotel Boston Common.

The Business Journal annually publishes this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities – a feat that is even more important during times of turmoil and crisis, such as those we all collectively experienced throughout 2021. This year 95 companies have qualified for the distinction by reporting at least $100,000 in cash contributions to Massachusetts-based charities last year as noted above. The honorees this year include companies from such industry sectors as financial and professional services, health care, technology, retail, and professional sports.

“The past couple of years has presented companies and communities with many challenges, and the needs have continued to grow.  It is with honor that we present our list of the Top Charitable Contributors in Massachusetts – companies who gave $100,000 or more to Mass.-based charities in 2021. Collectively, they gave $322 million in cash contributions – a true example of the business community coming together to help those in need.  We are proud to celebrate these organizations who give both money and time to make Boston a stronger and better place for all.” said Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher Carolyn Jones.

NEI prioritizes equity and inclusion with initiatives that are designed to engage and maximize the participation of diverse local contractors and community-based workforce on all of its construction projects. To this end, NEI partners with a number of local organizations such as Metro Housing Boston, The Neighborhood Developers, Urban Edge Housing Corp., Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corp., Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp., and others.

“To be ranked with Massachusetts’ most philanthropic companies is an honor, and one we work hard to achieve,” said Josef Rettman, president of NEI. “We are dedicated to being a responsible corporate citizen and a positive force enhancing our communities.”

About NEI General Contracting

NEI is a privately held company committed to affordable housing with extensive experience in ground-up, moderate rehab, elderly, veteran, historic rehab, historic tax credit and tax credit projects. Providing a full spectrum of general contracting and construction management services to clients throughout the United States.

NEI has three regional offices, to help better serve its clients: Boston to serve the Northeast, Florida to serve the Southeast, and Texas to serve the Southwest.

Founded in 1998 on the principles of integrity, diligence, and building for good, we have opened the door to over 20,000 newly homed and hopeful families, giving them a chance for a better quality of life.  We’re building for good because everyone deserves a good home. We’re building for good because that’s the right way to do it. For more information, please visit