NEI General Contracting Promotes Marisa Somers To Project Executive

NEI General Contracting, an award-winning general contracting firm, is pleased to announce that Marisa Somers has been promoted to Project Executive (PX). Marisa will leverage her 18 years of experience to organize and execute projects and trades to achieve maximum construction and cost efficiency. She will be involved with the preconstruction process to assist with the definition of the project scope, document development, and project scheduling and phasing.

“Since joining NEI in 2017, Marisa has been an asset to the company and its projects,” said Josef Rettman, president at NEI. “Marisa is a trailblazer and strives to mentor other women in our firm to achieve their goals.”

Marisa most recently completed Holtzer Park, a 70,000 SF development in Jamaica Plain with 62 affordable rental apartments, and Holmes Beverly, a 67,000 SF, six-story, transit-oriented mixed-use development located adjacent to the Beverly Depot commuter rail station in the heart of downtown Beverly, Mass. She is currently working on Dudley Crossing in Roxbury, Mass, a 47-unit preservation project that includes the construction of a new 24-unit Passive House building and a historic renovation of another nine-unit building.

Marisa earned a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology. She is a LEED AP and a PHIUS Certified Builder℠.

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 and diligence, we have opened the door to over 20,000 newly homed and hopeful families, giving them a chance for a better quality of life.  For more information, please visit