Reed & Reed, Inc is one of northern New England’s largest and most versatile general contractors.  Founded as a bridge building firm in 1928 by Captain Josiah W. Reed and his son Carlton Day Reed, the company has prospered under four generations of family leadership to build a long-standing reputation as one of Northern New England's top heavy contractors.


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Top Story  - Union Street Substation

     Reed & Reed was selected by Central Maine Power Company to rebuild the Union Street Switchgear Station in downtown Portland, ME.  The awarding of this project is a milestone for Reed & Reed, as it is the first time Reed & Reed has been able to provide substation services for CMP.  The Union Street Project is a major upgrade to the existing Union Street Substation which is a critical operational facility serving portions of downtown Portland.  The project began on September, 2013 and currently has an expected demobilization date of July, 2014.

     The project includes replacement of outdated metal clad switchgear with new gas-insulated switchgear, installing a new power transformer, modifying the existing power transformers, upgrading electrical system controls and protection, and improving the underground power distribution network that serves the downtown area and the Old Port.   All this while working in close proximity to the energized portions of the facility. 

     The work was completed safely, on budget, and on schedule. Reed & Reed staff and subcontractors had a very aggressive schedule to meet and coordination with planned outages was critical. Contending with a confined site and minimizing impacts to the traveling public as equipment entered and exited the site required constant planning, coordination and communication.  This was made even more challenging because a new hotel was under construction on the adjacent property.   During the entire construction process the substation remained active and so it was critical that any activities did not disrupt service to CMP’s customers.

Saddleback Ridge Wind Project

        Reed & Reed is commencing the construction of the Saddleback Ridge wind project in Dixfield and Carthage, Maine.  This project consists of the construction of reinforced concrete foundations with rock anchors, underground and overhead electrical collector systems, grounding systems, and turbine erection for 12 new GE 2.85 mw wind turbines on 85 meter modular steel towers.  It also includes approximately 8 miles of overhead transmission line, and the construction of an electrical substation.


       These turbines are a new generation turbine design for GE and we are pleased to be involved in the initial development and implementation of them.  We plan to construct all of the foundations, collector systems, substation, and erect 3 of the WTG’s this year.  We will erect the final 9 of the WTG’s in the summer of 2015

Oakfield wind project - gen lead contract

     Line construction on the 58 mile transmission line connecting the Oakfield Collector Substation to the Keene Road Substation Expansion is underway. The Right of Way was cleared this past winter and line construction has started.  Poles are being delivered weekly by rail and framing and setting has begun on the first of 703 total structures. The first pulls of fiber and conductor will begin in July. Travel path matting on the Right-of-way including delivering poles from the access roads to the Right-of-way continues well ahead of line construction.

     The transmission line begins at the Oakfield Wind Power project and travels south for 58 miles through the towns of Oakfield, Linneus, Haynesville, Glenwood PLT, Reed PLT, Macwahoc, Mattawamkeag, Woodville, and ends in Chester.

     Reed & Reed crews are mobilizing for foundation work at the Keene Road substation where the Oakfield Wine Power project will feed clean, renewable electricity from 48 wind turbines into the Bangor Hydro grid. 

video - catching the wind

There has been much discussion and debate about the benefits of wind power in Maine. Having built nearly every commercial scale wind project in the State, Reed & Reed knows the benefits are substantial and widespread. But to confirm our thinking, we sent a film crew out to learn what Maine folks are really saying. Their comments are candid and refreshing and as you might suspect, they support wind power! We invite you to watch and enjoy the video then share it with your friends.

Catching the Wind - It's no accident that Wind has come to Maine

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Richmond Dresden Bridge

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Veterans Memorial Bridge

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Bull Hill Wind Project 

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Hancock - Sullivan Bridge
Hancock, Maine
Payne Road Bridge over MTA Spur
South Portland, Maine
Arch Bridges
Norridgewock, Choose a state
Concrete Arch Bridge - Norridgewock
Norridgewock, Maine
Replace Route 2 bridge over the Penobscot River
Old Town and Milford, Maine
Fairfield - Benton Bridge over the Kennebec River
Fairfield and Benton, Maine
Veterans Memorial Bridge
Portland / S. Portland, Maine
Deer Isle Bridge
Deer Isle, Maine
Penobscot Narrows Bridge
Prospect, Maine
Route 140 Bridge over the Androscoggin River
Canton, Maine
Manchester Street Bridge
Concord, New Hampshire
Arch Bridge Replacement
Walpole, NH - Bellows Falls, VT, New Hampshire
Portland Bridge Approach Spans Substructure
Portland-South Portland, Maine
Penobscot River Bridge
Bangor-Brewer, Maine
Student Dormitories, Administration & Ancillary Facilities
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Blast & Paint Facility
Bath, Maine
Fortuna Housing
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
The Lodge at Boom Cove
Mid-Coast Maine, Maine
Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center
Waterville, Maine
New Cruise Ship Terminal
Portland, Maine
Leander Jurgen Command Police Station
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Ingeborg Nesbitt Medical Clinic
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Ritz Carlton Club
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
First Bank Building
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Kennebec County Detention Facility
Augusta, Maine
Virgin Islands Community Housing Project
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Guinea Grove Condominiums
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Repairs and Alterations to Bachelor's Enlisted Quarters
Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine
Anti-Submarine Warfare Control Center
Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine
Patrol Aircraft Maintenance Training Facility
Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine
BIW Blast & Paint Facility
Bath, Maine
Fortuna Housing
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Plaza Parking Structure
Bangor, Maine
New Cruise Ship Terminal
Portland, Maine
Leander Jurgen Command Police Station
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Design-Construct new waterfront bulkhead
Hallowell, Maine
Prospect-Verona Bridge
Prospect, Maine
High-Hanover Parking Garage
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Cruz Bay, St John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Seabrook Harbor National Shoreline Project
Seabrook, New Hampshire
Submerged Bulkhead and Seawall Stabilization
East Boston, Massachusetts
Crossroads Landfill Phase 8C Retaining Wall
Norridgewock, Maine
Underground Fuel Tank Replacement
Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine
Underground Tank Removal
Brunswick, Maine
Water Treatment Plant
Boothbay, Maine
Jet Fuel Farm
Brunswick, Maine
Sheet Pile Cofferdam
Rockingham, Vermont
Heavy Construction
Home Depot Pile Driving
Seabrook, New Hampshire
Louisiana Pacific OSL Plant Expansion
New Limerick, Maine
Concrete Pile Driving
40/50 Portland Pier, Portland, Maine
Amtrak Bridge Repairs
Groton, Connecticut
RWS Resource Recovery Power Plant
Portland, Maine
Dry Dock Landing Grids
Bath, Maine
Bath Iron Works No. 15 Craneway
Bath, Maine
West Gardiner Toll Plaza
Gardiner, Maine
Wyoming Evocation Project
Bath, Maine
Construct New Marine research Pier
New Castle, New Hampshire
Marine Terminal Reconstruction
Bucksport, Maine
Mack Point Marine Terminal
Searsport, Maine
International Ferry Terminal Phase II
Portland, Maine
Eastport Fish Pier
Eastport, Maine
Old Orchard Beach Outfall
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
International Ferry Terminal Phase I
Portland, Maine
Effluent Disposal System
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
North & South Wharf Dredging & Dolphin Construction
Bath, Maine
Christiansted Boardwalk
St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Breakwater Marina
South Portland, Maine
Maine Maritime Academy Pier
Castine, Maine
Dry Dock Dolphin
Portland, Maine
Sewer Outfall Pipe
Seabrook, New Hampshire
Wind Power Services
Stetson I Wind Power
Danforth, Maine
Groton Wind Farm
Rumney, New Hampshire
Beaver Ridge Wind Power
Freedom, Maine
Kibby Mountain Wind Power
Kibby Township, Maine
Kingdom Community Wind Project
Lowell, Vermont
Bull Hill Wind
Eastbrook, Maine
Record Hill Wind
Roxbury, Maine
Stetson II Wind Power
Danforth, Maine
Rollins Mountain Wind
Lincoln, Maine
Mars Hill Wind Power
Mars Hill, Maine
Berkshire Wind Power
Hancock, Massachusetts
Lempster Mountain Wind Power
Lempster, New Hampshire








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